The Office of Academic Training and Outreach Programs is currently accepting applications for the 2020 Advanced Career Exploration (ACE) Fellowship Program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute. The ACE Fellowship is an evolution of the institute’s successful Research Administration Fellowship Program, with additional opportunities to explore administrative careers beyond the research umbrella.

The ACE Fellowship Program is designed to provide critical, CV-building experience in various areas of administration. Fellows work to generate and execute impactful projects under the direction of their fellowship project mentors with support from the Office of Academic Training and Outreach Programs. Fellows also have the unique opportunity to participate in executive shadowing and other leadership meetings, which introduce them to concepts of strategic planning, budgeting, and interdepartmental dependencies.


2019 ACE Fellows: Jennifer Frazier, MPH and Dorothy Hammond, PhD, MPH

Jennifer is a clinical research program manager in the Division of Urology. During her fellowship, Jennifer developed tracking elements in CHOP’s Clinical Trial Management System, OnCore, to advance financial transparency. Dorothy is completing her postdoctoral training in epidemiology and bioinformatics.  For her ACE project, Dorothy wrote a business plan outlining strategies to optimize services offered by the CHOP Biorepository Resource Center.


The fellowship is a part-time, unpaid program requiring a commitment of ten hours per week for six months. Work hours are flexible. Support from the applicant’s current supervisor (research advisor or mentor) is required to participate.

Applicants must have a graduate degree (Master’s or higher) or equivalent experience in science, education, nursing, or organizational psychology or an advanced degree in a biomedical or health care area. Postdoctoral Fellows interested in pursuing high-level administrative roles during their careers are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae (CV) or resume, a brief letter of interest, and a support document from your supervisor or faculty mentor to Sara Rego at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday, November 1, 2019 at 12:00pm. Detailed information on the application process and program can be found here.