Grant writing is a critical skill for research trainees. The Office of Academic Training and Outreach Programs (ATOP) encourages all trainees to prepare a grant application during their tenure at CHOP.

Choose a funding resource below or view current funding opportunities at the bottom of this page.

Current Funding Opportunity Articles

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

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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 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.

On November 16, 2016, David Taylor, PhD, Assistant Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, discussed best practices to identify appropriate NIH grant funding opportunities for research trainees.

Applying for an NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP) Award? There are three important updates that you should know before you submit your application!

On Monday, May 5, 2014, Joan M. Lakoski, Ph.D. and Robert J. Milner, Ph.D. presented an all day workshop at the University of Pennsylvania to provide guidance on applications for NIH Career Development (K) and training (F) awards.