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Those interested in postdoctoral research training at the Children's Nutrition Research Center should review the various research opportunities described under CNRC areas of research and contact one of our faculty members to discuss an area (or areas) of primary interest.

Faculty and candidates should contact the program director, Dr. Teresa Davis, for updated information related to application requirements:

Teresa A Davis, Ph.D.
Director, Postdoctoral Research Training Program

USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center
Department of Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine
1100 Bates St.
Houston, Texas 77030-2600




If you will be funded by individual grant support, contact that investigator directly. If a mutual arrangement is found, the postdoctoral fellow can be accepted into the postdoctoral training program with the commitment of both the PI and the fellow that they will fully participate in the postdoctoral education program.

No application deadline exists when a postdoctoral fellow is to be supported on non-CNRC funds, such as an individual faculty member’s research grant. Funding by the CNRC: Calls for applications are submitted to CNRC faculty six months before an opening becomes available.

Applications from qualified minority candidates are particularly encouraged. Applications from non-citizens or non-residents of the United States also are encouraged, however stipend support for these individuals is quite limited. Non-citizens or non-residents of the United States who are interested in the program are advised to also apply for local or international sources of stipend support.


Application Selection


Selection is based on applicant qualifications, appropriateness of the proposed research project to the CNRC faculty and objectives, and funding sources. CNRC investigators will work with accepted postdoctoral fellows to arrange a mutually agreeable research project.


CNRC Postdoc Handbook & Application


The CNRC Postdoctoral Training Program handbook contains important information for applicants, faculty, and current fellows. The CNRC Postdoctoral Fellowship Application is located on Page 10, Section Q of the handbook.