Gator NeuroScholar Enhanced Postdoctoral Fellowships

Gator NeuroScholars- apply by may 6, 2022

Applications are now open for the McKnight Brain Institute’s new enhanced postdoctoral fellowship program: Gator NeuroScholars. This unique opportunity is intended to recruit new postdoctoral candidates to the UF McKnight Brain Institute and accelerate academic research careers in the neurosciences.

Up to four postdoctoral associates will be awarded a highly competitive stipend ($60,000-65,000, plus benefits) for up to three years, with additional funds to support travel and computing needs. Support may also be available to offset special circumstances.

In Year 2, Gator NeuroScholars will be eligible for up to $25,000 of research support to collect preliminary data for a career development application (e.g., K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award). Funding for the third year of support will be contingent upon submission of an application for extramural funding. Candidates will choose a mentor from any of the MBI research focus areas and potential mentors can be found by viewing the MBI Faculty Membership Directory.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, disadvantaged or underserved backgrounds, and/or with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply, as the MBI believes that trainees from diverse backgrounds and life experiences bring unique perspectives, creativity and talents to address complex challenges in neuroscience.

Applications must be submitted by July 31, 2022; click the apply now button below to access the Qualtrics submission form.

Applications will include:

  1. A full CV
  2. A brief statement of research interests and career goals
  3. A list of up to three potential MBI mentors
  4. Three references

Candidates may be invited for preliminary virtual interviews and finalists will be selected for an on-campus visit. Start dates will be flexible within six months of an offer.

For more information about this fellowship or the application process, please contact the Gator NeuroScholars Program at You may also contact program director Dr. Gordon Mitchell, preeminence professor of neuroscience, at and program co-director Dr. Jeremy McIntyre, assistant professor of neuroscience, at