Postdoctoral Fellowship (Non-Degree)

The postdoctoral program is geared for individuals who have earned doctoral degrees in biomedical informatics or a closely related field and seek to attain additional specialized research training with a faculty member in our department.


  • US citizen or permanent residency status as required by the funding agency, the National Library of Medicine, for the NLM Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Earned doctorate (PhD, DrPH, MD, DNSc, EdD or equivalent). MDs must be eligible to practice medicine in the U.S.
  • Two- to three-year commitment
  • Those lacking previous coursework or a degree in informatics are normally required to enroll as a Master of Arts (MA) student to address deficiencies in informatics that will augment the fellow’s research training.  The NLM funded fellowship pays for tuition and fees, a stipend based on years of experience post doctorate at NRSA rates, single student health insurance, and attendance at required annual meetings such as the June NLM Training Meeting.



Funding is available through various sources:

  • National Library of Medicine Training Grant, available for US citizens or permanent residents for up to 3 years of support
  • Faculty grant funding as a postdoctoral research scientist


How to Apply

US citizens or permanent residents interested in National Library of Medicine postdoctoral fellowships should apply during admissions season using the same application as PhD and MA applicants through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. GRE and TOEFL scores are not required.  Applications are available online beginning in the fall and are due at the beginning of December. Candidates are invited for on-campus interviews in January or February. Finalists are selected by April.

Non US citizens or permanent residents should contact faculty with whom they wish to pursue research to ascertain mutual interest and availability of grant funding on specific research projects for employment as a postdoctoral research scientist.