Training Program
in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

How To Apply

Postdoctoral candidates are selected for the training program based on an assessment of their ability and potential, as evidenced by their previous achievements in research and letters of recommendation. All prospective candidates are screened by the trainee selection committee as positions become available.

  • 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.

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • Completed application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Support from proposed mentor
  • 3 letters of reference (at least one from individual outside of CHOP/Penn)
  • Copies of graduate/professional school transcripts

Additional requirements (if applicable):

  • Review of previously submitted NRSA application or equivalent
  • Individuals with clinical responsibilities—short note from Clinical Program Director specifically describing maximum level of clinical responsibilities that will be required during the training program (e.g., one-half day clinic/week and one month attending).
  • If proposed mentor is not currently a mentor on this training grant—submit mentor’s NIH Training Record, Biosketch and Other Support page.

Please send application materials to:
Kristen Pidgeon, Training Program Manager
3615 Civic Center Boulevard
Abramson Research Center, Room 502
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4318
Fax: 215-590-3779

Appointments are for a period of up to three years for post-doctoral fellows. Reappointment is dependent upon appropriate progress, and it is expected that individuals will attempt to obtain individual NRSAs or similar fellowships.