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Pediatric Physician-Scientist Training Program

It is expected that the typical candidate for this training program will be an M.D. or Ph.D. with a specific interest in the T32 research selected. The same application forms can be used to apply for more than one training grant by checking the appropriate boxes at the top of the form. Because the training programs are federally funded, standard NIH citizenship and visa requirements apply.

T-32 Training Program application - PDF format | Word format

Personal data sheet - PDF

The application should include:

From the applicant

  • Completed training program application
  • Optional personal data sheet
  • Candidate's CV
  • Two to three-page research plan for mentored research efforts, including specific plans for publications expected to arise from the work. The research plan should include a description of the candidate's explicit role in the work and sources of funding for the work. Every research plan must include some discussion of sample size and power. The mentor should read the research plan prior to submission.
  • Candidate's career goals statement in one page or less, including plans for pursuing a career in academics
From the applicant's mentor
  • Letter of support describing commitment to mentoring and the candidate's promise for future academic success. The mentor's letter should include: mentoring experience and applicable research experience, sources of support for trainee's work, a statement that the mentor has read and approves the proposed research plan, and a detailed mentoring plan
  • Mentor's CV
  • List of faculty who will be submitting letters of support (Letters of support may be sent separately from the rest of the application)
  • Completion of an interview with the program director or member of the selection committee

Criteria used for selection

  • Prior academic performance
  • Previous research and publication record
  • Mentor's track record
  • Results of the interview process
  • Faculty assessment of the candidate's dedication to and aptitude for a research-based academic career.

Because the training programs are also committed to enhancing the diversity of physician-scientists, individuals from diverse backgrounds (including individuals from racial and ethnic groups that are shown to be underrepresented in health-related sciences, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Application materials due date: March 15, to be considered for fellowship beginning July 1 of the same year.

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