Submission Deadline:

August 31, 2023 (midnight)

Start Date:

October 1, 2023

See program overview by Dr. Farsh Guilak starting at time 7:02 in the video.

Center of Regenerative Medicine Distinguished Postdoctoral Scholars

Program Description

This program is designed to develop highly trained individuals who can produce impactful research in regenerative medicine through an interdisciplinary training plan. Affiliates will participate in CRM activities and follow the same training plan as fellows in T32 and RLM position. In addition to supplemental training, this program will provide $1,000 in travel funds for the affiliate fellow. These positions are for one year, with the potential to be renewed for a second year. Affiliate fellows will conduct research in the lab of a CRM faculty mentor on a
regenerative medicine project that aligns with one of the four research thrusts of the program:
1) Development in the context of regeneration
2) Cell fate engineering
3) Biomaterials for cell and tissue engineering
4) Molecules, genes, and cells as regenerative therapeutics
Affiliate fellows will have a formal mentoring committee, create an IDP, and participate in postdoctoral training workshops that will support a future transition to independence. Additional details can be found here.


• Possession of a doctoral level degree (PhD, MD, DVM, PharmD, or equivalent)
• Commitment to full-time research training in the area of regenerative medicine
• Commitment to perform research work in the lab of a CRM faculty mentor
• No citizenship requirement


We anticipate awarding six one-year scholars fellowships per year, which will come in the form of a $1,000 travel award and a custom training plan for the fellow.  This fellowship does not provide salary support; salary and benefits must be covered by the PI. Review of applications will be on a rolling basis. Fellows should acknowledge CRM funding in publications, and are expected to participate in CRM activities and provide a brief progress report at the end of the 1-year fellowship period.


An internal selection committee identified by the leadership of the Center of Regenerative Medicine will review applications.  We appreciate that a rapid turn-around time is important and will do our best to make decisions in a timely fashion.

Application Instructions:

To apply for this award, please submit the following information as a single PDF document:

  • Biosketch or CV
  • Proposed research plan (1 page)
  • Career goals (1 paragraph)
  • Relevance of proposed research to regenerative medicine (1 paragraph)
  • Letter of endorsement from primary mentor
  • Commitment to participate in CRM activities (events, symposia, and seminar series), to complete training in the responsible conduct of research, and to acknowledge the CRM in talks, posters, and publications

Applications should be compiled in a single PDF and submitted to:

CRM Fellow Selection Committee

c/o Erica L Scheller DDS PhD


Questions may also be directed to Dr. Scheller (