CMB Announces New Fellowship Program for U.S. Postdoctoral Researchers

CMB has initiated support for a postdoctoral research fellowship program that will give U.S. scholars from the health professions and biomedical sciences an opportunity to spend 1-2 years at selected academic and medical universities in China. The CMB Postdoctoral Research Program in China aims to build on U.S. and China common interests in advancing public health and biomedical research, while creating a pathway for American researchers to build longer-term collaborative partnerships with their Chinese counterparts. Applicants from all institutions and biomedical fields are welcome to apply.

CMB will partner with a consortium of three U.S. academic health science centers in this pilot program: the University of Michigan Medical School, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and Yale School of Medicine. Each of these institutions has long-standing and productive research partnerships with Chinese institutions, putting them in a strong position to facilitate the placement of U.S. fellows. The program is modeled after the NIH- Fogarty LAUNCH program, which has trained more than 1,400 U.S. and foreign pre- and postdoctoral students and fellows for a year of mentored research training in low-income countries.   

Trainees will undergo one year of mentored research training, with the postdoc, U.S. mentor, and Chinese mentor developing a joint scope of work. Placements are expected to begin in the second half of 2024. 

Further information on the CMB Postdoctoral Research Program in China, including eligibility criteria and the application process, can be found here.