To Apply

Eligibility Criteria to Apply

labThe applicant must meet all eligibility requirements as outlined here to apply:

  • Postdoctoral applicants should have no more than 18 months of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the application deadline of February 1, 2023 (ie first postdoctoral position must not have commenced August 1, 2021).
  • Ph.D. degree must not have been conferred more than 24 months prior to the application deadline of February 1, 2023 (ie must not have conferred PhD before Feb.1, 2021).
  • M.D. degree should not have been conferred more than three years before the application deadline of February 1, 2023 (ie must not have conferred M.D. before February 1, 2020).
  • Ph.D. candidates that do not have their degree at time of the application deadline (February 1, 2023) are eligible to apply. If awarded, the applicant’s Ph.D. degree must be conferred prior to the start of the Fellowship.
  • Postdoctoral training in the same institution in which the applicant received their Ph.D. is not preferred. Particularly, if it is in the same department.  In the appropriate section of the application, please address this situation if you are proposing training either in the same institution or with the same department as your graduate work. Proposals that are in the same laboratory where the fellow received their Ph.D. will not be funded.
  • Applicants who have accepted a postdoctoral research fellowship award are not eligible. (Candidates may hold a T32 at the time of application, but not concurrently with the Jane Coffin Childs Award.) Fellows may obtain additional awards or grants to cover research expenses only, but not stipends.
  • Applicants must have identified a sponsoring laboratory and sponsoring institution prior to applying.
  • Applicants may be citizens of any country, but awards for non-U.S. citizens can only be made to sponsoring institutions in the United States.
  • No more than one Fellow per sponsor’s laboratory will be funded per award year. Multiple fellows may be funded in the same sponsor’s laboratory over multiple award years.

2023 Guidelines to Apply can be found here: 2023 Guidelines