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Fellowships/Grants

Joseph A. Patrick Research Fellowship in Transplantation

The Joseph A. Patrick Research Fellowship in Transplantation has been established as a mentored award to provide funding for junior faculty (instructors and assistant professors) performing research in transplantation and related disciplines, including diabetes. Senior postdoctoral fellows who are assured a junior faculty position at the University of Pittsburgh that will begin by the start date of the award are eligible to apply. 

The purpose of this two-year fellowship is (1) to foster transplant-related research that is of high merit, (2) to develop preliminary data for the submission of highly competitive grant applications to national funding agencies, and (3) to promote the career development of the Joseph A. Patrick Research Fellowship in Transplantation awardee.

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Clinical and Human Translational Research Fellowship in Transplantation

The Clinical and Human Translational Research Fellowship in Transplantation at the University of Pittsburgh has been established as a mentored award to provide funding for postdoctoral fellows and instructor-level faculty performing clinical or human translational research in transplantation. This two-year fellowship will be offered to one candidate every other year.

The purpose of this fellowship is (1) to foster the training of research fellows with the potential to develop into successful independent investigators and (2) to foster, through training research fellows, transplant-related clinical and human translational research that is of high merit. The fellowship provides a stipend that is commensurate with NIH-recommended stipends based on the fellow’s years of postdoctoral experience plus fringe benefits.

Thomas E. Starzl Postdoctoral Fellowship in Transplantation Biology

The Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute will request applications in the fall of 2017 for the 2018 Thomas E. Starzl Postdoctoral Fellowship in Transplantation Biology.

The Thomas E. Starzl Postdoctoral Fellowship in Transplantation Biology has been established as a mentored award to provide funding for postdoctoral fellows who have a clear commitment to transplantation research. Candidates who have completed a maximum of 3 years of postdoctoral research at the time of award activation (July 1, 2018) are invited to apply. The purpose of this two-year fellowship is (1) to foster the training of research fellows with the potential to develop into successful independent investigators and (2) to foster, through training research fellows, transplant-related research that is of high merit. The fellowship provides a stipend that is commensurate with NIH-recommended stipends based on the fellow’s years of postdoctoral experience plus fringe benefits.

Please check back in the fall of 2017 for application information/deadlines.

Inquiries concerning the application process should be sent to: stiresearch@pitt.edu.

Interdisciplinary NIH Training Program in Transplantation Biology

The purpose of this unique, NIH-supported interdisciplinary training program in transplantation biology is to train future leaders in transplantation research. Training positions for pre-doctoral graduate students (PhD or MD/PhD candidates) and for post-doctoral fellows (PhDs, MDs, MD/PhDs and VDMs) are available. Candidates for support from the institutional NIH T32 training grant must be US citizens or permanent residents.

Inquiries concerning the application process should be made to the Transplantation Biology Training Program Director, Angus W. Thomson, PhD, DSc at thomsonaw@upmc.edu or 412-624-6392.