In 1997, we established a summer fellowship program to stimulate interest in eating disorders research and train young investigators in the field. The Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program (EDCRP) provides annual funding for Summer Research Fellowships with the support of Matina S. Horner, PhD and the Lawrence J. and Anne Rubenstein Charitable Foundation. For 17 years, Matina S. Horner, PhD has sponsored 53 undergraduate and graduate students. In 2013, we were fortunate to receive an award from the Rubenstein Foundation in support of our Summer Research Fellowships. During their eight weeks at the EDCRP, fellows receive supervision and mentoring as they conduct independent research projects, participate in our research activities and meet weekly with our staff for discussion sessions on research methodologies in the field of eating disorders.

 Learn More About the EDCRP Summer Research Fellowship


2017 Applications

The Summer Research Fellowship Program is designed to mentor young investigators in the eating disorder field. Fellows accepted into the program will complete an eight-week independent research project in residence at the Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program (EDCRP) from June 20 to August 15, 2017. In completing the project, our fellows receive supervision and mentorship, participate in current research activities and meet weekly with our faculty. Fellowships will be awarded to outstanding applicants who submit a proposal that describes an original research project.

Research Design

Applicants should design a research proposal so that the project can be completed within the eight week fellowship period. Successful applications will have relevance to the research interests of the EDCRP, including eating disorder classification, longitudinal outcome, neuroendocrine abnormalities and prevention efforts. We especially welcome applications with a focus on eating disorder prevention, implementation and dissemination of evidence-based treatments, or public education.

It is generally not feasible to collect data during the eight week period unless the project has been thoroughly designed, a subject pool has been previously identified and IRB approval is obtained prior to the start of the fellowship.

Projects that involve writing a literature review, analyzing previously collected data or writing up a research report from data already analyzed are the most feasible to complete during the fellowship. Previous awardees have also worked on masters' theses or dissertations.

Learn more about previous fellows and their research.

If you have questions, please call us at 617-726-8470 (Kathryn Coniglio) or e-mail us at kconiglio@mgh.harvard.edu

How to Apply

Download fellowship application

Please note that your fellowship application should consist of the following materials:

  1. A completed copy of the application form
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. A 2-page abstract/proposal
  4. Two letters of reference

If sent electronically, your application materials must be submitted together in a single PDF. Any other format received will not be considered for review.

Application submission period begins: December 1, 2016
Deadline for applications: February 1, 2017

Please e-mail your application materials to Kathryn Coniglio at kconiglio@mgh.harvard.edu. You may also mail your application materials to the address below.

2017 Summer Research Fellowships in Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
2 Longfellow Place, Suite 200
Boston, MA 02114
Attention: Kathryn Coniglio

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