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Saturday, October 8, 2011


Davis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Eating Disorders Research

The Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation is pleased to announce the 2012 Grant Cycle of its Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Eating Disorders Research. By attracting young scientists to the field, each fellowship may lead to a lifetime career contribution to understanding the biological causes of eating disorders. The long term goal of the program is to accelerate medical research discoveries that will lead to improved therapies for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Proposals must be focused on relevant aspects of the biological causes of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa as defined by clinical criteria. Research areas of interest include but are not limited to neural pathways of feeding behavior in animal models; molecular genetic analysis of relevant neural circuit assembly and function; testing of new chemical compounds that might be used in animal models as experimental treatments; and brain imaging technologies that identify neurochemical pathways in patients with these disorders. Clinical psychotherapeutic studies, medication trials and obesity research are currently outside the scope of this Program.

Up to five three-year fellowships ranging from $43,000 - $63,000 per year, inclusive of a $3,000 expense allowance will be awarded to fellows who have completed no more than three years of postdoctoral research training as of the funding start date. The awards will support postdoctoral fellows working in nonprofit academic or research institutions in the United States.

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