The Hilibrand Postdoctoral Fellowship in Autism Research
The Yale Autism Program is accepting applications for the Hilibrand Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellowship facilitates the development of field-leading scientists motivated to conduct research in autism with specific relevance to adolescents and adults. The program accepts one scholar a year for a two-year fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center. We seek research-oriented candidates from diverse scientific backgrounds with a doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, or MD). The selected fellow will be directly mentored by Dr. James McPartland and senior faculty at the Yale Child Study Center and will be involved in a highly active community of clinicians and researchers devoted to understanding the psychological and developmental needs of adolescents and adults with autism and their families. The fellow will gain exposure to research, teaching, and clinical activities within the Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic, the Yale Autism Program, the McPartland Lab, the Yale Child Study Center and the Yale Center for Brain and Mind Health. By providing mentorship, resources, and a fertile scientific environment, the Hilibrand Fellowship enables trainees to initiate innovative lines of inquiry that they can then carry forward as independent investigators leading their own research programs.
- A single PDF including:
- Curriculum vitae, including a list of all publications.
- Summary of research experience and relevance to the fellowship. Note that prior experience in adolescents and adults with ASD is not necessary; a goal of the fellowship is to train individuals with strong research skills to conduct research with this cohort.
- Proposed fellowship project, including desired mentorship and training activities. The purpose of this document is to provide insight into applicants' interest and ability to articulate a vision and plan for research.
- Three letters of recommendation speaking directly to the candidate's potential sent directly from referees.