The Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation Awards Program for Eating Disorders Research: Senior Postdoctoral Fellows


The Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation (administered by The Medical Foundation)


September 29, 2017 (12 Noon EST)


The primary goal of the new Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation Awards Program for Eating Disorders Research is to support innovative, clinically relevant research that seeks to understand the underlying biology of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, leading to improved patient care.  To meet this goal, the Program provides vital support to Senior Postdoctoral Fellows and Junior Faculty Investigators working in non-profit academic, medical and research institutions in the United States to build a strong workforce dedicated to the etiology of eating disorders, its associated pathologies, and to drive therapeutic and treatment development.


Hold a Ph.D., M.D., or comparable degree and work in non-independent, mentored, training positions, at a non-profit academic, medical or research institutions in the United States:

  1. Ph.D. candidates must have completed at least three (3) years and no more than seven (7) years of full-time postdoctoral research experience;
  2. M.D. candidates or combined degree may have up to five (5) years of full-time employment since completion of residency training;
  3. Clinicians in fields without formal internship and residency requirements (e.g. PhD Psychologists and PharmD applicants) may have up to five (5) years after completion of all clinical education required for licensing in their respective fields

Postdoctoral candidates must apply under the guidance of a Mentor who is an established investigator with an active research program. Mentors are expected to be involved in the planning, execution, and supervision of the proposed research and must submit a Letter of Support including a mentorship plan. Only one applicant per Mentor may apply per application cycle; there are no institutional limitations on the number of applicants who may submit applications.

The RFP contains additional eligibility guidelines. Please review the full RFP below.

Available Funding:

The funding level for the two-year senior postdoctoral fellowship award is estimated at $110,000 each, but will be adjusted based upon awardee experience and will be comparable to current NIH fellowship levels.  Funding will begin April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2020.

Link to Full RFP: