External Training Opportunities

FASEB Science Research Conference (SRC) Series | Registration Now Open for 2020

Collaborate with leading scientists on cutting-edge research and learn about the latest scientific developments in your field.

The FASEB Science Research Conference (SRC) Series provides a unique platform to promote scientific interchange between experts and early career professionals. Each conference is packed with lectures, poster sessions, career workshops, and networking. Start planning your scientific calendar for the new year.

Click HERE to view a summary, keynote speaker, registration rates, and deadlines.

FASEB offers three main types of travel awards to SRC attendees. Be sure to review eligibility requirements and application instructions before submitting your application!

Postdoc Academy

The Postdoc Academy is launching a professional development program on January 13, 2020, including two (free!) online courses and in person learning communities. Click HERE to learn more and register!

Funding and Awards

The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship Program

Managed by L’Oréal USA and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), this program is a component of the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Fellowships. It awards $60,000 in grants to five women postdoctoral scientists for their contributions in STEM fields. 

Application Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020

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NOSTER Science Microbiome Prize

The NOSTER Science Microbiome Prize is an international prize that rewards innovative research by investigators, under the age of 35, who are working on the functional attributes of the microbiota. The top prize includes a complimentary membership to AAAS, an online subscription to Science, and $25,000 (USD).

Application Deadline: January 24th, 2020

Learn More | Submit Research Essay

Extension Policy for K99/R00 Eligibility

The NIH has approved a one year extension for childbirth within the four year K99 eligibility window. Read more HERE.

The October Featured CHOP Research Trainee is Abolfazl Doostparast, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow.

Recently, Abolfazl's research identifying a gene that acts as a master regulator of schizophrenia during early human brain development was published! To learn more about this incredible discovery, click HERE.  

Effective July 1, 2018, the Offices of Postdoctoral Affairs and Responsible Research Training were integrated and renamed the Office of Academic Training and Outreach Programs.


The Training Program in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities is an inter-disciplinary program that draws faculty from the Department of Pediatrics, multiple departments in the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine. Appointment is competitive, with applications due in early January each year.