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Cotswold Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship: Applications are Open!

Cotswold Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

The application for the 2023 Cotswold Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship is now open. The deadline to apply is October 10, 2022, at 4:59 p.m.

Two awards will be given this year. Proposals should be submitted electronically through the Drexel University Funding Portal.

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The Cotswold Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship is intended to foster the career development of postdoctoral researchers at Drexel University who are pursuing a career in academic research and are seeking long-term employment at a US educational and/or research institution. The fellowship will provide $50,000 for one year and Cotswold Post-Doctoral Fellows will also augment instruction at Drexel University by providing additional teaching resources in a key scientific, engineering, or clinical field.


  • Postdocs in formal, physical, life and applied sciences are eligible to apply
  • Foreign nationals in postdoctoral roles at Drexel are encouraged to apply
  • The applicant should have completed at least two full years of postdoctoral fellowship (either at Drexel or prior to joining Drexel) at the time of the application deadline on October 10, 2022
  • Applicants must have completed one or more of the following degrees or their equivalent: MD, PhD, MD/PhD, DDS, DVM within the last five years
  • The fellowship will start on January 1, 2023 and end on December 31, 2023
  • Cotswold Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellows will submit two progress reports due on June 30, 2023 and January 15, 2024

Information Session

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is hosting an information session for you and your mentors and will answer your questions. The information session will be recorded and shared with registrants.

Date: July 21, 2022
Time: 12 – 1 p.m.
Location: Zoom
RSVP: Register in advance for this meeting at
Audience: Postdocs and their mentors

Past Recipients


Emanuela Piermarini, PhD (Mentor: Peter Baas, PhD)
Neurobiology and Anatomy
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies
Project: "Gene therapy approach for SPG4-based Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia"

Hua Zhang, PhD (Mentor: Karen Miu, PhD)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Engineering
Project: "High Efficiency Medium Voltage Power Conversion Technology Leveraging the Next Generation Wide Bandgap Semiconductors for Grid Integration"

Stephanie Matt, PhD (Mentor: Peter Gaskill, PhD)
Pharmacology and Physiology
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies
Project: "Epigenetic regulation of dopamine induced by substance abuse and HIV-associated neuroinflammation"

Josiah Kephart, PhD, MPH (Mentor: Ana Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH)
Urban Health Collaborative
Dornsife School of Public Health
Project: "The impacts of climate-related extreme flood events on health and health disparities in Latin American cities"


Dr. Pricila Mullachery, Urban Health Collaborative, Dornsife School of Public Health for the project: “The relationship between state-level Medicaid policies and access to treatment for substance use disorders.”

Dr. Karolina Bryl, Creative Arts Therapies, College of Nursing and Health Professions, for the project: “COVID-19, social isolation, and schizophrenia: A mixed-methods feasibility study on the effects of telehealth dance/movement therapy to promote activation in chronic schizophrenia.”


Dr. Paakhi Srivastava, Department of Psychology – College of Arts and Sciences for the project “The BODY+ Study: Using Just-in-time, Adaptive Interventions (JITAI) to Address Body Dissatisfaction in Bulimia Nervosa.”

Dr. Victor Rovira Zambrana, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy- College of Medicine for the project “Involvement of Dorsal Rot Ganglia nociceptors phenotypic switch in the development of neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury.”

Dr. Ipsita Mohanty, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology - College of Medicine for the project “Role of AT1R-integrin signaling in hypertension and chronic kidney disease development in elastin insufficiency.”

Dr. Xuehang Wang, Department of Material Sciences – College of Engineering for the project “Electrochemical energy storage in 2D materials.”

2019 – Inaugural Fellow

Dr. Diana Norden, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences for the project: “Spinal cord injury-induced deficits in antiviral immunity: the role of sTNF.”

Contact the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies
Drexel University College of Medicine
New College Building
245 N. 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Natalie Chernets, PhD
Director of Postdoctoral Affairs & Professional Development

For more information, please contact the Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Professional Studies

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