Thomas F. Deutsch Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biomedical Optics in USA, 2018


The OSA Foundation and The Wellman Centre for Photomedicine(WCP) at the Massachusetts General Hospital are offering foreign postdoctoral researchers to study in the USA.

About the Fellowship Provider

The OSA Foundation is a non-profit organization that relies on the generous financial support of donors to help graduate students and early career professionals as they become active members of research, engineering and corporate communities around the globe.



Four Research Areas with various projects include:

1. Optical Coherence Tomography
2. In Vivo Microscopy
3. Micro-Optical and Point-of-Care Devices
4. Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

Up to $2,000 will be awarded.

1. Foreign scientists are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.

2. Individuals with PhD, MD and MD PhD degrees are eligible for this Fellowship opportunity.Preference will be given to those applicants who are not eligible for traditional Fellowships such as those provided by the NIH and NSF. These include foreign scientists who may be recruited while residing abroad.

3. Candidates must be at the postdoctoral training level at the time of the award. The preferred candidate will be within 5 years of her/his completion of PhD or MD degree.


  • Candidates will have a primary appointment at the Massachusetts General Hospital. The Fellowship is not transferable. If the awardee leaves MGH during the award period the awardee must notify the Wellman Center and The OSA Foundation and will forfeit any remaining funding.
  • If a Fellow already has or subsequently receives other Fellowship funding, he/she is eligible for the Deutsch funds only if the projects are different scientifically, permitted by the other sponsor and only to the extent that the combined stipend does not exceed the Fellow’s institutional base stipend.

    May 31, 2018

    Application Procedure
    Applications will consist of:

  • Basic contact and education information
  • Personal statement describing academic/professional background and interest in Fellowship – no more than 250 words.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • A 3-5-page research proposal in PDF, doc, or docx format, including Specific Aims, Significance, Innovation, and Approach. The applicant is encouraged to contact one or more prospective PI(s) at Wellman Center and develop the project after consulting with the PI(s). A collaborative project involving more than one Wellman PI is particularly encouraged. A brief list of Wellman PIs and their research summary is attached. Further details on research activity at Wellman Center can be found at
  • At least one and no more than two published technical papers or similar with personal contributions within the past 24 months in PDF format.
  • Two letters of reference to be emailed to – Please have reference include your name in the subject line

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