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 2024 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, 2023

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

FEBRUARY 1, 2024

Applications, letters and supporting material, as outlined in the 2024 guideline and application portal, must be received by the Fund no later than 12:00 pm (noon) EST, February 1, 2024. No Exceptions.

MID MAY 2024

The Boards of the Fund meet to review fellowship applications. 

JULY 1, 2024

This is the earliest possible start date for a fellowship. All fellowships must be activated by December 31, 2024. (ie July 1, 2024 -December 31, 2024)

Guidelines for 2024 Application can be found here:

2024 Guidelines

To apply: Application opens October 10, 2023