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ITMAT Fellowship - Request for Applications

The application period for 2013-2014 is now closed.

We are pleased to announce a request for applications for Fellowship positions offered by the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics (ITMAT). The positions are open to individuals nearing the end of their formal training program (Residents, Fellows, Post Docs) at PENN/CHOP or junior faculty within the first two years of their academic appointment who wish to pursue formal research training in Translational Research via enrollment into the MTR program. 

The goals of the program are to support early career investigators while they engage in a T1 research project and complete the Masters of Science in Translational Research (MTR). Please refer to the MTR website for details on the MTR program.

Appointment of trainees will be from July 1, 2013. Each fellowship will provide up to 80% salary support to a maximum of 90K plus benefits each year for two years for faculty. Alternatively for fellows, postdoc and residents the stipend may be used to support salary and/or tuition. Applicants do not have to be US Citizens or Permanent Residents.


Applicants should submit an application package that includes the following:

  1. Current CV
  2. A one page description of the career goals that includes a description of your education plan and how the MTR degree meets your educational objectives;
  3. A 2-3 page description of the research plan of the applicant;
  4. Any other external support for the candidate’s salary or research program;
  5. NIH biosketch and other support from the proposed mentor(s);
  6. Three letters of support - these should be supplied by the applicant's mentor(s), his/her division chief and /or department chair.


Mentor(s) letter of support should address the following:

  • The mentoring plan for the trainee detailing the commitment to mentor the candidate.
  • The suitability of the trainee's education plan for stated career goals.
  • The feasibility and relevance of stated area of research to be undertaken during the fellowship.
  • The resources available to complete the research.
  • The availability of collaborative relationships that may be required to undertake the research question.
  • Prior experience mentoring in the CTSA KL2 program and/or mentoring translational research trainees.


Division Chief/ Dept Chair letters of support should address the following:

  • Prior experience with trainees in the CTSA KL2 program and/or translational research trainees.
  • Commitment of the division/department to the trainee, his/her research direction and his/her career goals.
  • Guarantee of protected time for the trainee.
  • Availability of resources for the mentor and mentee.
  • The relevance of the research to the department/division research goals.


Please email documents #1-5 directly to Marti Dandridge ( by November 5, 2012.  

Letters of support should emailed directly to Marti Dandridge ( by November 5, 2012

Further information on the MTR program can be obtained at

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