Pediatric Scientist Development Program ELIGIBILITY FORM (for PSDP application submission April 15, 2024)


Effective for the 2024 application cycle:

PSDP is limiting institutions to no more than 2 applicants. The PSDP inclusively invites and accepts scholars from multiple disciplines, backgrounds, and academic institutions. It recognizes that a diverse group of pediatrician physician-scientists is better equipped to address health issues affecting all communities and achieve maximum health impact.


Applicants should submit their eligibility form once endorsed from their sponsoring home institution (each sponsoring institution is limited to no more than 2 applicants).


The Pediatric Scientist Development Program (PSDP) is designed to provide research training relevant to specialty areas of pediatrics and to prepare entry-level faculty for research careers in academic pediatrics. Physicians presently in pediatric residency or first year of fellowship who wish to train in basic, translational, clinical or health services research with an established investigator/mentor are encouraged to apply. PSDP encourages and supports 100% protected research time, but applicants may request up to 20% of time for patient contact/clinical duties during the three years of PSDP-sponsored training--this must be requested at the time of the application. This Eligibility Form is used to determine the accurate timing of application submission. An online application will be provided once eligibility has been verified.


(Please note, this form is not part of the formal application review)


For most candidates, the PSDP Application will be due on April 15 of the PGY-3 year. The deadline for submitting the Eligibility Form is February 15th in the year your application will be submitted, however it is strongly encouraged to submit an Eligibility Form no later than the fall of the PGY-3 year (or PGY-2 year if fast tracking). The deadline for submitting the Eligibility form is April 1st for the NICHD PSDP Intramural slot.


All applications to PSDP are to be submitted by April 15, ~15 months before the start of longitudinal protected continuous research time. Refer to our web site for additional details:

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