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Penn and CHOP Partner to Offer Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) are independent entities; together they create a rich intellectual and scientific community, sharing several departments, faculty and resources. CHOP and Penn partner to fund Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for Academic Diversity. This partnership allows fellows from CHOP and Penn to form a cohesive cohort and to take advantage of programming and support at both institutions.

Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

CHOP's Commitment to Diversity

One of the world’s premier pediatric hospitals and research institutions, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) views diversity as a key driver of achievement, particularly when innovation is critical. As such, CHOP is committed to contributing to and supporting an inclusive and representative biomedical research workforce.

About the CHOP Fellowship Program
Note: Applicants will need to identify a CHOP-based faculty mentor, use the Investigator Search Tool to browse CHOP mentors.


CHOP Faculty Please NOTE: The Research Institute covers 80% of the salary and benefits and 100% of the travel, supplies, and relocation allowances for the duration of the three year appointment. The faculty member would be required to provide funding for the remaining 20% of salary support and benefits. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Candidate Eligibility


Application Procedure

Required applications materials include:

1. Completed Application Form

2. Curriculum vitae including current and pending publications

3. Personal statement, no longer than three pages, single-spaced, and one inch margins, which must address all of the following in the order below.

Note: Each page should be numbered and have the applicant’s name in the header.

4. Three letters of reference from people acquainted with the applicant’s work. One reference letter should be from the applicant's thesis advisor or faculty mentor.

5. Applicants are required to submit a letter from a CHOP-based faculty member having similar research interests confirming that he/she is willing to serve as the applicant’s primary mentor during the fellowship period. Mentor letters of support should include the proposed mentoring plan and be no more than 1 page long, followed by the mentor's biosketch. The mentor letter and biosketch should be submitted as one document.

6. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


The Application Cycle is now CLOSED


For more information about the Penn/CHOP partnership click Here.


Please contact Paulette McRae, Ph.D. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.