PSTP Research Support

Prior to Physician Scientist Trainees entering their post-doctoral research period, there may be the opportunity to generate preliminary data important for a potential future research project/line of investigation. This funding vehicle is targeted toward supporting such projects, which would typically be performed in collaboration with a potential future postdoctoral mentor. Physician-Scientist Trainees should not use this funding vehicle for clinical projects with AP/CP Pathology faculty. They should instead use the standard ‘Departmental Support of Faculty Directed House Staff Research’ funding process.

Applications to support PSTP preliminary research projects can be submitted throughout the year and will be evaluated by the Departmental DEO, the Vice Chair for Research and the PSTP Director. If approved, the trainee will be assigned an MFK specific for the award.

Completed applications should be submitted to Jama Pirkl (

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