Application and Fellowship Dates and Documents

In addition to completing all required fields in the application portal, the applicant must submit the following as outlined in the 2023 application guideline and the application portal. Templates for the three documents below will be accessible in the application portal:

    1. 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.
    2. 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
    3. A signature page that verifies that the appropriate contacts 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, 2022

Online application form and templates for reference letters, sponsor letter and signature page become available.

FEBRUARY 1, 2023

Applications and all supporting material as outlined in the 2023 guideline and application portal must be received by the Fund no later than 12:00 pm (noon)EST, February 1, 2023. No Exceptions.

MID MAY 2023

The Boards of the Fund meet to review fellowship applications. 

JULY 1, 2023

This is the earliest possible start date for a fellowship. All fellowships must be activated by January 1 of the next year with no exceptions. (ie July 1, 2023 – January 1, 2024)

Guidelines for 2023 Application can be found here:

2023 Guidelines

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