For Students & Post-Docs

Welcome to the student & post-doc page of AED’s website. Here we highlight many of the benefits of student membership and make it easy for you to access information that can be useful to students and post-docs alike.

Post-doc opportunities

Check out the AED online community for current post-doc opportunities.


AED produces a number of eating disorders-focused publications, such as our Medical Care Standards Guide and the Nine Truths about Eating Disorders in many languages. Our publications can be downloaded here .

Membership Benefits

  • International Journal for Eating Disorders – This is the official journal of the AED. Published by Wiley monthly online and bi-monthly in print. CE credits are available for reading specific featured articles. It is a great resource for research and academic writing.
  • Career Center – This resource lists jobs focused exclusively on the eating disorder field. You can peruse job postings as well as post your resume—a great place to start your job search.
  • Member Directory – This member benefit can help to connect you to colleagues and professionals in the field.
  • Special Interest Groups (SIGs) – AED's Special Interest Groups allow individuals with shared interests to discuss and collaborate on specific issues within the eating disorder field. There is a Student SIG, which helps students from around the world connect. As a member, you can be a part of as many SIGs as desired.
  • AED Community – The Community offers networking, referral exchanges, and timely dissemination and discussion of relevant information. It is a great way to keep a finger on the pulse of the eating disorder field: ask colleagues for information and advice; give information of general interest to listserv participants, or reply in person to requests for help. 
  • Social Media – AED is on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and LinkedIn!
  • Scholarships and Awards – AED offers several opportunities for students to receive research funding or support for attending the annual meeting.
    • AED Early Career Investigator Travel Scholarship
    • AED Student Research Grant
    • ANZAED/AED Young Investigator Travel Scholarship
    • Annual Early Career Investigator Award for Best Paper Published
  • Research Study Posting – To aid in recruitment, student members can post IRB-approved research study.
  • International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED) – AED offers student pricing for the annual conference.  This is a good way to connect and meet other investigators/clinicians, etc.

Get Involved

  • Volunteer at International Conference for Eating Disorders - AED invites students to apply to volunteer at ICED for a reduced registration fee. It is a great way to give back to the organization and meet other members, including student volunteers.
  • Mentorship Program – AED is committed to facilitating mentoring relationships for members at the annual ICED. AED pairs interested AED members with more seasoned AED members (based on interests) at a “meet and greet” social event, which provides an opportunity for members to receive short-term (and potentially lasting) mentorship from experienced AED leaders. Students are encouraged to sign up to become a mentee during the general ICED registration process.
  • Volunteer committees – Members are encouraged to apply to join committees that interest them. It is a great way to meet other members and give back to the organization and growing professionally.