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Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program

Program Summary

Thibeault Welham

Post-doctoral fellows accepted into the program will engage in a mentored laboratory research project as well as a clinical research project. Individualized learning plans, as well as a basic science mentor and a clinical research mentor will ensure a well rounded experience in laboratory and clinical research, while understanding the essentials of translating research from the bench to the bedside. The training experience will traditionally cover a two-year period and will include:

  • Coursework in Fundamentals of Clinical Research (including principles of research design and statistical analyses)
  • Basic science research coursework if needed for proficiency
  • A variety of seminars and lectures on clinical research and voice biology
  • Participation in voice related conferences, journal clubs and lab meetings
  • The Advanced Short Course in Clinical Research offered by UW ICTR

Post-doctoral fellows will be encouraged to submit an individual F32 fellowship grant to the NIH to extend their training period when appropriate. Stellar postdoctoral fellows who make remarkable achievements during their training will be encouraged to submit a career development grant through UW-ICTR or a Pathway to Independence application to NIH to fund an additional year of postdoctoral training.


Post-doctoral trainee stipends are fixed by the National Institutes of Health and vary depending on the number of years of experience following PhD or MD degree. Trainees are also eligible for health insurance, tuition support, and some travel money when appropriate for advancing the training experience.


Applicants must have completed a doctoral training program with an MD or PhD, and must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States, or must have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence. A two-year commitment to the program is required.

Application Process

Interested individuals should submit a one-page statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation in one .pdf file.

Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.

Apply Now

Accepting applications for positions beginning prior to July 1, 2017 or beyond. Rolling deadlines will be in place for positions starting thereafter. Trainees intending to complete PhD in upcoming academic year are welcome to apply as start date for postdoctoral trainee appointment is flexible.

Criteria for Acceptance

Applicants to the program will be reviewed and accepted based on past experience, interest in pursuing a voice-related research career, and quality of recommendations. One post-doctoral fellow will be accepted to the program annually. Copyright © 2017 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System