The Milton Safenowitz Postdoctoral Fellowship Program encourages promising early-career scientists to enter and, importantly, remain in the ALS field. Fellows receive up to $150,000 over 2 years to support research of high scientific merit and relevance to ALS.
During their fellowship, junior postdoctoral researchers work with a senior mentor and gain extensive exposure to the ALS research community through meetings and presentations. Fellows also develop high-quality papers and collect foundational data to support applications for further funding from the Association, the National Institutes of Health and other sources.
The Safenowitz family established this program in 2004 in memory of Milton Safenowitz, and its impact has been sustained through the generous support of donors around the world. Since its founding, the Safenowitz Postdoctoral Fellowship Program has proudly sponsored more than 90 postdoctoral fellows. Approximately 75% of awardees have stayed in ALS research. Many have gone 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 nonprofit organizations.