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2022 Postdoc Preview

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Grand Rapids, MI
ID: 896-085


Postdoc Preview Day


Are you a senior graduate student exploring your postdoc options?

VAI Postdoc Preview is a three-day program that provides selected applicants the opportunity to visit Van Andel Institute to learn about our postdoctoral training opportunities, meet one-on-one with our internationally recognized faculty and explore our extensive scientific resources, including our state-of-the-art Core Technologies and Services. This year’s Preview will be held Thursday, Sept. 15, through Saturday, Sept. 17. The application period is open through 11:59 p.m. ET on July 1. There is no cost to attend. VAI will provide transportation, lodging and meals for all selected applicants. We also are pleased to offer family care grants for those caring for children or other family members. More information and the event agenda can be found here.

Please note that attending Postdoc Preview does not guarantee you a fellowship or a postdoc position at VAI; we encourage you to also apply to one or more of our open postdoc positions and fellowship opportunities. Learn more about postdoctoral training opportunities at VAI here.


Who is eligible to apply for Postdoc Preview?

Applicants must be current graduate students at U.S. institutions who anticipate beginning a postdoctoral fellowship by Jan. 2024. Individuals who identify as underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants who are eligible for VAI’s NCI T32-funded Cancer Epigenetics Training Program and the Inspire Fellowship.


What application materials should I prepare?

Prior to starting the application, please compile a list of VAI faculty members (found here) whose research interests you, along with the following required materials:


  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of no more than one page that very briefly describes your research background, your area of interest for your postdoc research, and why you are interested in VAI
  • One reference letter from your thesis advisor or thesis committee member


Questions? Please contact Dr. Erica Gobrogge, program director of VAI’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, at

This position is located at 333 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI. View the Google Map in full screen.