Attention CHOP Mentors: Nominate your Postdoc, Physician Fellow or Graduate Student for the 2018 CHOP Distinguished Research Trainee Award! The deadline for nomination has been extended to October 4, 2017.

The goal of this program is to recognize outstanding research trainees at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Mentors are encouraged to nominate their exemplary trainees (postdoctoral fellows, medical/physician fellows or CHOP-based graduate students) for this award. The winners (one from each trainee pool) will be featured on the OPA’s Research Trainee Web Portal, be recognized with an award certificate at 2018 CHOP Research Poster Day, and receive a monetary prize.


To nominate your trainee:

1) Submit the Distinguished Research Trainee Award Nomination Form, completed by the trainee’s mentor. This form should describe why the individual is worthy of the award, emphasizing the specific accomplishments of the individual while a trainee at CHOP and his or her potential for future success.

2) Attach/append a current CV for the trainee, which includes descriptions of awards earned and hyperlinks to representative publications/abstracts.

3) Send this information to David Taylor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as a single PDF attachment.

These nominations will be reviewed and voted upon by the faculty-led CHOP Research Trainee Advisory Committee (RTAC). All nominees, including the winners, will be notified of this recognition in January 2018.


Please Note: Individuals who have completed their training phase at CHOP (defined as pre-doctoral fellows who have been granted their PhD, postdoctoral fellows who have completed their five years of eligibility as a postdoctoral fellow, or clinical fellows who have moved to an instructor or instructor-like position) must be within one year of completion of their training to be eligible for the award. Applications from individuals that are not qualified based on this criterion will be returned without review.

All nominations must be submitted by October 4, 2017, at 12pm.

View the Distinguished Research Trainee Award Rules and Eligibility Information

Download the Distinguished Research Trainee Award Nomination Form

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