2020 Whitman Center Fellowships

Marine Biological Laboratory

2020 Whitman Center Fellowships

THE MARINE BIOLOGICAL LABORATORY, a hub for research and education and an affiliate of the University of Chicago, convenes biologists from around the world each year to advance the mission of biological discovery. We are now accepting applications for Whitman Center Fellowships for 2020. Support is available for scientists to come to the Marine Biological Laboratory for 4 to 10 weeks to conduct research, year-round.

We particularly encourage applications from individuals or collaborative groups focused on the following:

  • Evolutionary, genetic, and genomic approaches in regenerative and developmental biology, microbiomes, and neuroscience with an emphasis on marine organisms
  • Integrated imaging and computational approaches to illuminate cellular function and biology emerging from the study of marine and other organisms
  • Integrated approaches to the study of microbial communities and marine organisms in coastal communities.

The 2020 Whitman Center Fellowships include Whitman Center Early Career Fellowships, specifically designated for individuals less than 10 years from their doctoral degree who wish to focus on these areas of biological discovery, and the Whitman Center E.E. Just Fellowships for underrepresented minorities in science or individuals from HBCUs or MSIs.

Whitman Center Fellowships cover laboratory rental and housing costs. The MBL offers access to state-of-the-art instrumentation, innovative imaging technology, DNA sequencing and informatics, year-round availability of model freshwater and marine organisms, and modern laboratory facilities. 

The Marine Biological Laboratory hosts more than 1,000 researchers, postdocs, and graduate students from around the world to participate in scientific discovery courses, research, lectures, and field studies. As a convener of biology, the Marine Biological Laboratory is well known for fostering a highly collaborative environment, with scientists and students engaged in intensive research in a collegial and informal atmosphere.

Eligible applicants must hold appointments at accredited universities, colleges or research institutions anywhere in the world.  While applications will be evaluated on the basis of scientific merit, we are especially interested in individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, especially those underrepresented in science.


Application Deadline:  December 15