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The Office for Postdoctoral Affairs·  

-  Women in Science at Yale (WISAY) is looking for post-doc women in STEM who are interested in mentoring female graduate students during the 2014-15 school year.  This is a great opportunity to pass along all the wisdom you gained in the process of completing your PhD, and build valuable mentoring skills!  As part of the program, there will be a mandatory mentoring workshop in early-mid October. If you would like to apply to be a mentor, please fill out the following form by Friday, September 26th: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFdYQzd4NjZaSHFtcXk5cUVwbWdrLVE6MA

For more information on the mentoring program please visit WISAY’s webpage:http://wisay.sites.yale.edu/mentoring


Dear Faculty and Post-Doctoral Colleagues at Yale Medicine,

Hope you’ve all had a wonderful summer!  

The University of Pennsylvania, Center for Orphan Disease Research and Therapy (CODRT) announces a Request for Applications (RFA) to support research from fundraising efforts and matching funds for $50,000 - $65,000 Pilot Grants, and $35,000 Postdoctoral Fellowship Grants as a result of the Million Dollar Bike Ride.

The Million Dollar Bike Ride was a cycling event held on May 3, 2014 to raises money for rare disease research.  Money raised and matching funds from a donor resulted in these Pilot and Postdoctoral Fellowships Grants.  Yale Medicine faculty members and postdoctoral researchers are welcome to apply to any of the following grants.  

Pre and full application instructions and scientific research focus are available by clicking on the diseases below.  The Pre-application deadline is September 15, 2014.

RFA -Pilot Grants available for:

Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)

Congenital Hyperinsulinism (CHI)

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)

Mucolipidosis Type IV

Niemann Pick Type C (NPC) Pilot Grant

Pitt Hopkins


RFA Postdoctoral Fellowships available for:

Congenital Muscular Dystrophy (CMD)

Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia (HoFH)

Friedreich’s Ataxia (FRDA)


Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS)

Niemann Pick Type C (NPC) - Postdoctoral Fellowship

Tay-Sacchs and related disorders.

For more information please click on the following link:


Timeline for the RFA/grant program is as follows:

Pre-application deadline: September 15, 2014, documents are to be uploaded no later than 5pm.

Click here for Postdoctoral Fellowship Pre-application

Click here for Rare Disease Pilot Grant Pre-application

Invitation to submit a Full-application by September 18, 2014

Full-application deadline: October 15, 2014 (by invitation only) documents are to be uploaded no later than 5pm

Anticipated start date: December 1, 2014

Please click on the link below and join CODRT to receive updates on Funding Opportunities.


-It’s Travel Fund time!  Please access the website for the application, dates and full instructions: http://postdocs.yale.edu/yale-resources/opa-travel-fund-central-campus-only Deadline is October 1st.

-Women in Science At Yale (WISAY) is actively recruiting post-doc members!

WISAY is dedicated to promoting the interests of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), supporting women scientists, and advocating for gender equality in all fields. Currently, WISAY is a group of over 400 undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs, which creates a campus-wide network of scientists across many scientific disciplines and provides the opportunity for Yale scientists to meet with leading women scientists from Yale and around the country.  We organize events and programs designed to promote our four main goals: 1) advocacy/awareness, 2) mentoring, 3) networking/community building and 4) career development.

To find out more about WISAY, please visit our website: http://wisay.sites.yale.edu/
Or sign up for our email notification list: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHVZZVJTdGR1SDM2THFKcmpHcF9Ia2c6MQ#gid=0

-NIH Loan Repayment Progam

-Attention Postdocs!  We are in need of High Resolution (No camera phone pictures) photos for the new Office for Postdoctoral Affairs’ website.  The photos should be of high quality and of Postdocs engaging in activities, research or events.  Please email your photos to: dannika.avent@yale.edu