Postdoctoral Programs

Postdoctoral fellows are a crucial part of Van Andel Institute’s efforts to improve the health and enhance the lives of current and future generations. To this end, the Institute offers several internal fellowship opportunities:

Program Details

All fellows conduct their work in the Institute’s state-of-the-art research space and have access to an extensive suite of Core Technologies and Services as well as a dedicated team of operations and sponsored research professionals. They also have the opportunity to network with colleagues from around the world, who come to VAI as part of the many invited lectures, scientific symposia and other events held throughout the year.

The Institute recognizes that selecting where to complete a postdoctoral fellowship is a significant decision for postdoctoral fellows and their families. VAI has a dedicated Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, which provides a comprehensive professional development program. The Institute also provides a competitive benefits package for all postdoctoral fellows. The Institute is located in fun, affordable and family friendly Grand Rapids (read more about Grand Rapids here).

Questions? Email Please note, the Institute does not currently award external fellowships.