John J. Wasmuth Postdoctoral Fellowships
2004 2005 2006
The John J. Wasmuth postdoctoral fellowships are named in honor of the
late John Jacob Wasmuth who was an essential member of the Huntington's Disease
Collaborative Research Group and a long-term and valued member of our
Scientific Advisory Board. John was a superb mentor. It is our hope that those granted
fellowships bearing his name will seek the same level of creativity, imagination,
rigor and esprit de corps that characterized John.
The Hereditary Disease Foundation offers support for research projects
that will contribute to identifying and understanding the basic defect of
Huntington's disease. Areas of interest include trinucleotide expansions, animal
gene therapy, neurobiology and development of the basal ganglia, cell survival
and death, and intercellular signaling in striatal neurons.
Anyone accepting funding from the Hereditary Disease Foundation must
agree to abide by the following policy: Propagatable materials (including
monoclonal antibodies and recombinant DNAs) should be freely available to other
investigators following publication. The Foundation's position is that there be
no restrictions or proprietary rights in materials produced with our
The next deadline for receipt of full applications is October 15.
To obtain an application, please submit a letter of intent http://www.hdfoundation.org/funding/intent.php no more than one page long. Letters of Intent will be reviewed after August 1. Please submit them to following address:
Hereditary Disease Foundation
Attn: Carl D. Johnson, PhD
3960 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10032
Wasmuth Postdoctoral Fellowship awards are based on the following scale which
includes all university fringe benefits plus $8,000 for supplies:
0 years since Ph.D. = Stipend of $40,500
1 year since Ph.D. = Stipend of $43,000
2 years since Ph.D. = Stipend of $46,000
3 years since Ph.D. = Stipend of $48,200
4 years since Ph.D. = Stipend of $50,200
5 years since Ph.D. = Stipend of $52,400
6 years since Ph.D. = Stipend of $54,500
7 years since Ph.D. = Stipend of $56,000
Indirect costs are not allowed, but fringe benefits are considered
part of personnel costs and are permitted.
Funded fellowships will be renewed for a second year, subject to
satisfactory progress reports.
The completed application packet will consist of the application, the curriculum
vitae of the applicant and the applicantās research sponsor, a letter of support
from the sponsor, and two letters of recommendation from two others familiar
with the applicant, one of whom is normally the applicantās PhD. sponsor.
Note: Completed applications should be submitted by email and five (5)
hardcopies. Supplemental material and reprints should be submitted with a file
type of PDF (.pdf).
Applicants are notified of funding decisions by email.
A list of previous Postdoctoral Fellows is available on