FAQ for AIMS PROGRAM

  • Who is eligible?
  • Can Washington University graduate students and postdocs apply?
  • What information should be included in the application?
  • Do I need to arrange Washington University faculty who can serve as mentors?
  • Regarding funding, what will be provided?
  • How long are the appointments?
  • How many fellows will be selected for the first cohort?
  • When are applications due?
  • Can I include supplementary materials with the application?
  • Whom should I contact if I have additional questions?

Who is eligible?

Graduate students, including MD-PhD, and postdocs are eligible. Applicants are encouraged to apply prior to graduation but must have received their degree before starting as a Fellow. Eligibility is restricted to applicants who have not graduated yet or have graduated within two years prior to the application deadline.

Can Washington University graduate students and postdocs apply?

Yes.

What information should be included in the application?

Applicants should submit their CV/BioSketch, a one page summary of their previous work, and a one page statement describing their goals for the research they plan to conduct as a Fellow. References may be included on a separate page.

Do I need to arrange Washington University faculty who can serve as mentors?

No. However, identifying potential mentors is recommended.

Regarding funding, what will be provided?

AIMS Fellows are provided a salary competitive with a starting position in industry, funding sufficient to hire a technician and a yearly supply budget.

How long are the appointments?

The AIMS Fellow award is for three-years, with the possibility of a two-year extension.

How many fellows will be selected for the first cohort?

Our goal is to recruit 2-3 Fellows.

When are applications due?

Applications are due March 1st of each year.

Can I include supplementary materials with the application?

No extra materials will be reviewed.

Whom should I contact if I have additional questions?

You are encouraged to contact the co-Directors Dr. Joseph Vogel (jvogel@wustl.edu) or Dr. Sean Whelan (spjwhelan@wustl.edu).