Training Program in Vision Science: Postdoctoral

The primary goal of this training program is to provide a rigorous foundation in the fundamental science and clinical relevance of vision research from cornea to cortex, in order to broaden the perspective and skills of future vision scientists.

NIH support is available for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers training in vision research and working in laboratories utilizing a wide array of approaches, including genetics of ocular disease, live cell imaging, physiology and behavior, functional neuroimaging, optics, biomedical engineering, and psychophysics.

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Postdoc Eligibility

  • Work on a research project related to understanding the visual system.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Have an excellent training record commensurate with career stage.
  • Have less than 2 years of cumulative years of previous postdoc NIH training support (T32 and NRSA mechanisms).

Program Requirements

  • Fellows must publish their vision research findings.
  • Attend at least 2 of the 3 Faculty Fireside Chats held quarterly at a preceptor's home.
  • Present at the Annual UC Davis Center for Visual Sciences Symposium (January).
  • Apply for independent funding (NRSA equivalent) or participate in NPB 261 "How to Write a Fundable Grant Proposal"
  • Demonstrate compliance with NIH requirements, including a course in the Responsible Conduct of Research.

Grant: T32 EY015387, National Eye Institute, Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (T32)