Applications for this program are closed.


RLM Fellowships are intended for exceptional scientists of great promise who have recently been awarded, or who are about to be awarded, the doctoral degree. Fellows are required to work in the lab of a CRM faculty member on a project that directly focuses on regenerative medicine. Fellows cannot have had more than two years of postdoctoral experience from other institutions, nor been employed as an instructor, assistant professor, associate professor or professor. Current employees, fellows, and students of Washington University in St. Louis are not eligible. Selected applicants must show eligibility for obtaining/holding a J-1 Scholar visa for the duration of the RLM Fellowship, if applicable. Applicants currently on H1B visas are not eligible.  As of July 1, 2019, all postdoctoral appointees must pass a criminal background check.

Terms of Appointment

  • RLM Fellowships are granted for a period of two years. Starting dates are negotiable but are expected to commence by July 1, 2021. Arrangements for terms of employment of the fellow in the lab at the end of the RLM fellowship are made directly between the host PI and the fellow.
  • A Ph.D./D.Sc./M.D. must be awarded and proof furnished to the CRM before the start of the Fellowship.

The RLM Fellowship provides annual compensation of $55,000, as well as fringes and health insurance, research funds, and relocation and travel funds.

CompensationResearch FundsTravel and/or Relocation Funds
Year 1$55,000$11,000$4,000
Year 2$55,000$15,000$4,000
  • There is provision for relocation to (but not away from) WUSTL for RLM Fellows and their immediate families in Year 1 (up to $4000).
  • RLM Fellows are eligible for WUSTL benefits. See for details
  • Fellows are expected to participate in the activities of the CRM, to acknowledge the CRM in publications and presentations, and to provide updates on progress.
  • We anticipate awarding one fellowship in 2020.

Application Instructions

Instructions for completing the Rita Levi-Montalcini Fellowship Application

  • Please submit your application through our online system. If you experience problems with online submission, direct questions to
  • We will begin review of applications on August 30, 2020.
  • The Fellowship term is expected to begin no later than July 1, 2021.
  • Candidates’ files may be reviewed by potential hosts for consideration for positions other than the RLM Fellowship.

Application Components:

  1. Biographical Information:  Provide all required information on the online form (noted with an asterisk).
  2. CV: Please provide a full current CV.
  3. References: In your online application you must provide the names of a minimum two references, who will be able to write about your potential as a RLM Fellow. Letters writers should be email their letters directly to, clearly indicating the candidate that the letter supports.
  4. Potential CRM Host: It is necessary for applicants to indicate which faculty member(s) they would be interested in working with. You are encouraged to contact your potential host(s) ahead of time, indicating your interest. A full list of CRM faculty can be found here.
  5. Scientific Accomplishments and Career Goals: Please provide a brief (no more than 2 pages (0.5” margins, 11 pt font, Arial or Times New Roman)) statement about your background and career goals.

Full consideration of an applicant will not be initiated until all materials have been received.

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.