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The Hilibrand Autism Fellowship in Adolescence and Adulthood

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 spectrum disorder (ASD) in adolescents and adults.  The program accepts one scholar a year for a two-year fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center. We seek candidates from diverse scientific backgrounds interested in pursuing research activities focused on adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum. A doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, or MD) is required. 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 ASD 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, and the Yale Child Study Center. By providing mentorship, resources, and a fertile scientific environment, the Hilibrand Fellowship enables trainees to initiate innovative research programs that they can carry forward in their transitions to independent investigators and in founding their own labs.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis.

Application Information

A complete application consists of:
  • 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 describing mentorship and training activities.
  • Three letters of recommendation speaking directly to the candidate's potential sent directly from referees.
Please address inquiries about science or training to Dr. James McPartland (
Please address logistical questions and send applications to Monique Ledbetter ( Letter writers should send letters to Monique directly.