The Grass Foundation recognizes and supports efforts to use neuroscience as a way to unite thoughtful people across various socioeconomic and geographic barriers.
The foundation is accepting applications for its Grass Fellowships at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The program supports investigator-designed independent research projects by scientists early in their career, including approaches in neurophysiology, biophysics, integrative neurobiology, neuroethology, neuroanatomy, neuropharmacology, systems neuroscience, cellular and developmental neurobiology, and computational approaches to neural systems.
Support provided by Grass Fellowships include laboratory space, animals, equipment, and supplies for one summer at MBL. In addition, the investigator, his/her spouse or legal domestic partner, and dependent children are provided housing, a daily meal allowance, and round-trip travel to Woods Hole.
Fellows function as an intellectual and social group within the MBL scientific community while sharing space in the Grass Laboratory and are invited to participate in a weekly private seminar series where eminent MBL investigators discuss their work.
Early investigators (late-stage pre-doctoral trainees and beyond) are eligible to apply. This includes applicants with prior experience at MBL or with the Grass Foundation (MBL course alumni are encouraged to apply). Priority is given to applicants with a demonstrated commitment to pursuing a research career. International fellows (i.e., not a U.S. citizen) must hold a valid visa (J-1, H-1B, F1 or F1-OPT) for the entire duration of the fellowship.
See the Grass Foundation website for complete program guidelines, an FAQ, and application instructions.