The ALS Association’s Milton Safenowitz Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The ALS Association’s Milton Safenowitz Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The ALS Association’s Milton Safenowitz Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

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Milton Safenowitz Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

We are proud to support the development of promising early career scientists through the Milton Safenowitz Postdoctoral Fellowship. The Safenowitz family established this award in memory of Milton Safenowitz, who died of ALS in 1998. The fellowship encourages junior postdoctoral researchers to enter and, importantly, remain in the ALS field. 

Fellows work with a senior mentor and receive extensive exposure to the ALS research community through meetings and presentations. After completing this fellowship, approximately 75% of awardees stay in ALS research. Many go on to establish their own laboratories and mentor more ALS researchers along the way. Other Safenowitz fellows have moved on to successful careers in industry, medical writing and non-profit organizations. 

The Safenowitz Program is a crucial investment in the future of ALS research. Not only does this fellowship support innovative ALS investigations now, but our funding helps promising young scientists establish themselves as part of the ALS research community for years to come.”
Paul Larkin, Ph.D.
Director of Research
The ALS Association

Fellowship Details: 

We award a maximum of $150,000 (total direct costs) over a two-year period to support research of high scientific merit and relevance to ALS. Individuals who received their highest degree (e.g., Ph.D. or M.D.) less than two years before the date the award starts are eligible to apply. Applicants must have the skills, knowledge and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research project and have an existing postdoctoral position, including the support of their mentor. 

Click here for more information about the 2023 funding opportunity. 

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The ALS Association’s Milton Safenowitz Postdoctoral Fellowship Program