Applications are now open for the NOMIS–Gladstone Fellowship Program at the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease (GIND).

This interdisciplinary training and research program offers exceptional postdoctoral scientists the freedom to address big unanswered questions at the intersection of two or more scientific disciplines.

Gladstone provides an ideal environment for training in integrative neuroscience with dedicated mentorship by world-class investigators.

Collaborations with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) further expand the opportunities for professional and career development. NOMIS–Gladstone Fellows will be appointed as scientists at GIND and will have an affiliation with UCSF’s Department of Neurology.


Fellowship Benefits

  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources at Gladstone and UCSF
  • Freedom to explore high-risk concepts
  • Fully funded two-year positions with support for research and travel
  • Annual salary of $94,000 plus benefits and an annual $10,000 housing supplement.
  • Highly collaborative environment
  • Opportunity to acquire interdisciplinary research skills through co-mentorship
  • Scientific leadership training and career development support
  • Integration into outstanding Gladstone, UCSF, and NOMIS Foundation networks of pioneering researchers

To solve complex neuroscientific and biomedical problems, our fellowship program teaches outstanding postdoctoral scholars how to creatively combine leading-edge technologies and integrate discoveries across experimental models and the human condition.

Focus of Research and Training

Mechanisms and Topics

  • Basic functions and roles of proteins implicated in brain disorders
  • Biological importance of the neurovascular junction
  • Communication between neuronal and glial cells
  • Interactions between the immune system and the nervous sy­stems
  • Regulation of brain rhythms by interneurons and glia
  • Uniqueness of brain energy metabolism

Technological Skill Acquisition

  • Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning
  • Behavioral phenotyping
  • Cellular reprogramming
  • Chemo- and optogenetics
  • Gene editing and genetic screening
  • In vivo imaging and electrophysiology
  • Neural transplantation
  • “Omics”

Eligibility Requirements

  • PhD or MD
  • Strong interest in interdisciplinary neuroscience training
  • Genuine commitment to developing an independent academic career
  • Outstanding records of relevant achievements and creativity
  • Evidence for high levels of curiosity, imagination, and perseverance