2024-25 Postdoctoral Scholars Program

The KIBM Postdoctoral Scholars Program provides both financial support and networking opportunities for exceptional postdoctoral scholars at UC San Diego and The Salk Institute to pursue innovative research in neuroscience. The award will be $50,000 for a 12-month period and is renewable for a second year contingent on good progress and the faculty mentor's continued sponsorship. Scholars will participate in meetings and present their work at the KIBM annual spring symposium.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree.
  • Open to US citizens and non-US citizens.
  • This program is only open to those who currently hold a full-time postdoctoral position in the field of neuroscience at UC San Diego or The Salk Institute.
  • The applicant must have a minimum of six months of postdoctoral experience working in the laboratory of their sponsor at the time of application but no more than four years of cumulative postdoctoral training (including appointments at other institutions) by the time of award activation. Please consult with your department HR contact to confirm the maximum allowable duration of your postdoctoral appointment based on institutional guidelines.
  • The award cannot be held concurrently with a fellowship that supports salary (or stipend) and benefits.
  • To request an exception to any of the above criteria, please email kibm@ucsd.edu by January 05, 2024.

Application Information and Materials

Online Application Form via InfoReady

The online submission portal for the 2024-25 Postdoctoral Scholars Program is now closed.

Reference Letters

Please review the Full Program Guidelines and Instructions linked above for details on the reference letter requirements. After the postdoc submits their application online, referees will receive an email with instructions on how to submit their letter in support of the applicant. Referees have until Friday, January 26, 2024 by 5pm PST to submit their letters.


Please contact kibm@ucsd.edu with any questions.

Program Cohorts