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Below is a collection of available opportunities for funding and awards. This page is updated regularly with the most updated and relevant offerings.

Institutional Training Grants

Children's Hospital holds multiple NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grants (T32). These competitive grants have been awarded to CHOP investigators with a proven track record of excellence in providing world-class research training to postdoctoral fellows, physician fellows and/or graduate students.

Depending on your research area and job title (postdoctoral fellow, physician fellow, etc.), you may be eligible for support by one of these T32 training grants.

Each T32 training program is unique, with variations in their research focus, associated mentors, number of slots and application processes. Please review each grant below and contact the appropriate administrative contact for additional information.

Program Director:
Joseph St. Geme, III, MD

Program (Administrative) Contact:
Guyana Vinson

Brief Description:

The goal of the CHOP Institutional Training in Pediatrics grant is to increase the number and effectiveness of subspecialty pediatricians with a rigorous training in basic, translational and clinical research. We accomplish this by training outstanding pediatric fellows to become successful physician-scientists, addressing questions of fundamental importance to health and disease in children.

Total Number of Trainee Slots (per year):

Contact the Program Administrator for this information

Eligibility:

Eligible candidates should hold an MD or DO degree and be in a subspecialty fellowship program at CHOP. All candidates must certify that they are either a U.S. Citizen, a non-citizen national of the United States, or a lawful permanent resident.

Web Site / Additional Information:

Contact the Program Administrator for this information

Application Process/Dates:

Contact the Program Administrator for this information

Program Director:
Ian Krantz

Program (Administrative) Contact:
Janice Harper

Brief Description:

Brief Description: This research training program seeks to provide this training primarily to clinicians in all arenas relevant to human genetics to train the future medical genetics leaders who are willing and able to apply modern research methods to elucidating the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of medical genetic conditions, so that new and more effective therapeutic interventions can be identified.

Total Number of Trainee Slots (per year):

5 fellows (usually physician fellows)

Eligibility:

Eligible candidates should hold an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD degree with a focused research project in human genetics and a career interest in academics.

Web Site / Additional Information:

Clinical Genetics Training
Medical Genetics Research Training Grant Description

 

Application Process/Dates:

Rolling, but most appointments are effective as of July 1; applications should be received by February 1 to meet this deadline.

Program Director:
Lorraine Katz, MD

Program (Administrative) Contact:
NaDea Mak

Brief Description:
The CHOP Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Training Program in Diabetes Research has the goal of increasing the number of Pediatric Endocrinologists who are interested in careers in academic endocrinology by providing the research experiences and tools they need to build research programs. To accomplish this goal, we provide a multi-year training program of research.

Total Number of Trainee Slots (per year):
3 physician fellows

Eligibility:
Eligible candidates should hold an MD degree and be a current Endocrine Fellow. All candidates must certify that they are either a U.S. Citizen, a non-citizen national of the United States, or a lawful permanent resident.

Web Site / Additional Information:
Pediatric Endocrine Fellowship Training Grant Description
Endocrine Grant Mentor List

Application Process/Dates:
April 15 Deadline - 3-page research project proposal required (see description above and contact Program Administrator for more information)

Program Director:
Robert J. Levy, MD
Robert E. Shaddy, MD (Co-Director)

Program (Administrative) Contact:
Susan Kerns

Brief Description:
A collaborative training program is offered involving participation of leading scientists at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. This forefront NIH-sponsored postdoctoral research training is offered in three specific areas: Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Gene Therapy; Cardiac Development; Cardiovascular Pathophysiology. Examples of ongoing research directions include: Tissue Engineering, Cardiac Development, Biomaterials, Gene Therapy for Vascular Injury, and Gene Therapy for Cardiac Arrhythmias.

Total Number of Trainee Slots (per year):
8 PhD, MD or MD/PhD trainees (4 bench researchers, 4 clinical researchers)

Eligibility:
Eligible candidates should hold either an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD degree, and certify that they are either a U.S. Citizen, a non-citizen national of the United States, or a lawful permanent resident.

Web Site / Additional Information:
Pediatric Cardiology Training Grant Description and Mentor List

Application Process/Dates:
April 1 Deadline - Application and 3 letters of reference required (contact Program Administrator for application)

Program Director:
Michael Robinson, PhD
Amelia Eisch, PhD, and Eric Marsh, MD, PhD (Co-Directors)

Program (Administrative) Contact:
Kristen Pidgeon

Brief Description:
This training grant is an inter-disciplinary program that draws faculty from the Department of Pediatrics, multiple departments in the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine. The focus of the program is mental retardation caused by chromosomal defects, inborn errors of metabolism (aminoacidurias, urea cycle defects, etc.) or hypoxia and trauma (peri-natal insult, traumatic brain injury, etc.).

Total Number of Trainee Slots (per year):
6 PhD, MD, or MD/PhD trainees (postdoctoral or physician fellows)

Eligibility:
MD candidates should have had clinical training in Pediatrics, Neurology, Neuropathology or a related field. PhD candidates should have completed their PhD in neuroscience or a related field and should have conducted neuroscience research. We encourage applications from members of minority groups that are underrepresented in science careers. All candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents (green card holders) to be eligible for support from this training grant.

Web Site / Additional Information:
Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Training Grant Web Site

Application Process/Dates:
Contact Program Administrator for application and additional information

Program Director:
Mortimer Poncz, MD

Program (Administrative) Contact:
Vernell Wynn

Brief Description:
The pediatric hematology grant at Children's Hospital provides clinical and basic researchers with world-class training on a variety of fronts. Areas of investigation include hemoglobin disorders, stem cell development, molecular diagnostic techniques, molecular oncology, gene therapy, and the molecular basis of blood clotting.

Total Number of Trainee Slots (per year):
4 PhD, MD, or MD/PhD trainees (postdoctoral or physician fellows)

Eligibility:
Eligible candidates should hold either an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD degree, and certify that they are either a U.S. Citizen, a non-citizen national of the United States, or a lawful permanent resident.

Web Site / Additional Information:
Pediatric Hematology Training Grant Mentor List

Application Process/Dates:
Candidates are selected from the pool of Hematology/Oncology fellows and postdocs by an internal selection committee

Program Director:
Nancy Spinner, PhD

Program (Administrative) Contact:
Alkayla Boyer

Brief Description:
Children are affected by a wide variety of diseases that impact the gastrointestinal system. The goal of this program is to train post-MD and -PhD researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine to successfully pursue careers dedicated to investigating the genetic basis of pediatric gastrointestinal, liver, and nutritional disease, and to using that knowledge to improve the health of children and adults.

Total Number of Trainee Slots (per year):
Two years of support per trainee, with a total of 4 training slots each year (2 slots in the first year)