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The Goodman-Luskin Microbiome Center (GLMC) invites applications for its inaugural Goodman-Luskin Endowed Fellowship in Microbiome Research. This postdoctoral fellowship will be awarded annually to support excellence in microbiome research related to the center's focus areas, including projects involving microbiome connections to gut-brain signaling, immune function, and metabolism.

The award of approximately $100,000 includes support for salary and project-related expenses for 12 months. Fellows will be required to present their research at the center seminar series and asked to host a session related to their research interests at the GLMC annual meeting.


Applicants must:

  • Hold a PhD and/or MD
  • Be engaged in advanced training at UCLA
  • Have a committed UCLA postdoctoral appointment for the duration of the award (July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025)
  • Conduct research under the guidance of a UCLA faculty member who holds member affiliation with the GLMC and one of its research research programs


To apply, please compile, as a single PDF document, the following components:

  • Research proposal of no more than four pages (not including references and citations)
  • Applicant NIH bio sketch
  • Faculty mentor NIH bio sketch
  • Nomination letter from the faculty mentor for the proposed project
  • One additional letter of recommendation (may be mailed separately)

The proposed research must address the themes of one of the GLMC research programs. Successful submissions will have a clear articulation of the project aims, research to be completed during the fellowship period, its broader impacts, and a commitment from the research mentor to additional funding, facilities, and other support for the candidate. Research that features innovative solutions to scientific problems and that involve interactions with GLMC core facilities will be given priority.

Application Deadline - June 1, 2024

Applicants should submit a single PDF of the entire application by email to the program administrator, Jacqueline Ismen at [email protected]