Application and Fellowship Dates and Documents

The Jane Coffin Childs Fund has a new online application. All instructions to apply, with digital guides can be found in the application portal. 

From the application portal, the applicant will invite the appropriate contacts to receive an email with a link to upload the referee letters, sponsor letter and signature letters.

Three referee letters are required from qualified individuals, other than the applicant’s Sponsor, who can evaluate the applicant’s qualifications for the proposed research project and assess the applicant’s potential for successful independent biomedical research. For applicants with a Ph.D., the first referee letter should preferably come from the applicant’s thesis advisor.

One sponsor letter is required, indicating that the proposed postdoctoral sponsor has accepted the applicant into the laboratory and outlining the plans for the fellowship and training environment.

Two signature letters are required that verify that the Department Chair and grant and contract/financial officer at the sponsoring institute are aware of the applicant’s submission to the Jane Coffin Childs Fund and are aware of the terms of the award as outlined on If the applicant is awarded as a JCC Fellow, the award notification letter will be sent to the institutional contacts as noted.

OCTOBER 10, 2023, 12pm EST

Online application opens.

FEBRUARY 1, 2024, 12pm EST (noon)

Applications and all supporting materials must be received in the application portal no later than 12:00 pm (noon) EST, February 1, 2024. No Exceptions.

MID MAY 2024

Award decisions will be made and applicants notified via email.

JULY 1, 2024

Fellowship start date.

To apply: Application opens October 10, 2023