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.

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T32 Postdoc Funding Opportunity in Genomic Medicine

Due to the current situation, we have extended the deadline for applications for the NIH T32-funded Postdoctoral Training Program in Genomic Medicine. The training grant is open to both MD fellows and PhD post-doctoral trainees and provides 2 years of funding for trainees to complete coursework and mentored research in genomic medicine. Trainees should expect to take a course per semester covering such topics as biomedical informatics, statistics, scientific writing, experimental genomics, and the ethical, legal, and social implications of genetics and genomics.


Application requirements

Applicants should submit their CV, a one-page description of the career goals that includes a description of how training in genomic medicine will further their career goals, 2 letters of support, and a 2 page description of the proposed research to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Application deadline

All materials must be received by August 1, 2020.


Applicant qualifications

All applicants must be USA citizens or permanent residents.

Post-doctoral applicants must have a PhD, MD, or VMD degree (or equivalent), or a combined MD PhD or VMD PhD degree.


Payback requirements

Appointed post-doctoral trainees and fellows are required to engage in 2 years of research, teaching, or health-related activities. Please see


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