HHMI Bioscholars & Teaching Fellows programs—opportunities for grad students and post-docs

Here are two teaching and learning professional development opportunities for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

The Institute for Biology Education will again be offering the Wisconsin Program for Scientific Teaching’s HHMI Teaching Fellows program and a new program for post-doctoral fellows, the HHMI BioScholars Postdoc Fellows Program.

These programs will focus on training graduate students and post-docs in how to effectively develop instructional materials, teach and do research on programs and courses for first year, first generation, and underrepresented bioscience students.

Please contact HHMI Program Coordinator Jennifer Sharpe at or 890-4496 for the formal announcements and additional information.

HHMI Teaching Fellows. Work in a team to develop and present instructional materials that engage students in active learning and assess learning outcomes in biology education. Apply for the teaching fellows position at

HHMI BioScholar Program for Postdocs. Design and perform a research study on the impact of the current HHMI programs serving first year, first generation, and underrepresented undergraduate students interested in the biosciences. Submit the following to a cover letter, a statement of Teaching Philosophy, current CV, and names/contact information for 3 references.


Janet Branchaw
Interim Director, Institute for Biology Education, UW-Madison
PI, HHMI Foundations for Success Project