Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Applicants – How to Apply


The primary qualifications for this program include a commitment to an oral science research career, previous academic achievement and research potential. The MOST Program is accepting applications for fellowships for both:

  • non-degree seeking trainees – individuals whose terminal degrees are DDS, MD or PhDs
  • degree-seeking postdoctoral trainees – individuals with either DDS or MDs, enrolled in a PhD program.

UIC is dedicated to increasing the participation of individuals currently underrepresented in the biomedical and clinical sciences, as diversifying the student and faculty bodies improve the quality of the training and educational environment.

Applicants must be United States citizens, non-citizen nationals or individuals lawfully admitted for permanent residence who possess an Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151 or I-551, or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident). Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible for admission. Former or current principal investigators on any NIH research project grant or project leaders on sub-projects of program project (P01) or center grants (P50) are NOT eligible for the MOST program.

 Application procedures for degree-seeking and non-degree seeking postdoctoral fellows

Prepare a letter of intent that includes the following items and email to Dr. Bedran-Russo (

  1. Name and previous degrees
  2. Name of main advisor
  3. Brief description of current research description. Must include: a) hypothesis, b) description of relevance for oral health research, c) description of research relevance for clinical practice
  4. Co-signature of main advisor
  5. Curriculum vitae (can be attached separately).