Morgenthaler Symposium

Oct. 13th - 14, 2022
Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute
Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland Clinic is inviting select PhD students nationwide for an all-expenses paid opportunity to attend and present at the inaugural Morgenthaler Symposium. Join us for two days of networking, talks, posters and awards with world-renowned faculty, and learn about the exciting postdoctoral opportunities we offer at Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute.

We are committed to enhancing the diversity of our research workforce. PhD students from groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences are encouraged to apply.

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Virtual Information Session | June 14, 1-2pm (EDT)

Learn more about the Morgenthaler Symposium and our postdoctoral program below and at an information session on June 14 from 1-2pm (EDT)


Application Details


Applications will be accepted from late-stage STEM PhD students who will be looking for a postdoctoral fellowship position in the coming years. Applicants must be enrolled in a PhD program in the United States and have not committed to a postdoctoral position before the symposium.


Apply online before July 15, 2022.

Application Materials

  • CV or NIH biosketch.
  • Letter of support from PhD advisor.
  • Oral presentation abstract.
  • Personal statement explaining research interests and career goals.
  • List of five Lerner Research Institute PI labs of interest to you.


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