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CHOP Gateway to Pediatric Research Program, April 21 and 22, 2021

Posted by on Thursday, February 11, 2021 in Announcements .

A Postdoctoral Diversity Initiative
April 21-22, 2021

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is pleased to announce the upcoming Gateway to Pediatric Research Program, taking place virtually on April 21 and 22, 2021.

The goal of this event is to introduce CHOP research to promising senior graduate students and junior postdoctoral fellows from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, life experiences, research experiences and employment backgrounds.


  • An introduction to a world class pediatric research hospital, including its many research programs, training opportunities, and campus life
  • The opportunity to make meaningful connections with CHOP/Penn faculty, potentially leading to a postdoctoral position at Children’s Hospital
  • An introduction to the institutionally funded Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity and the CHOP Gateway Relocation Award


Graduate students and postdoc candidates that successfully match with CHOP faculty members during this program will be eligible to apply for up to $2,000 in funds to relocate to the Philadelphia area when starting their position.


  • View keynote research talks from esteemed CHOP/University of Pennsylvania faculty
  • Connect with CHOP faculty in brief 1:1 chats
  • Present your research to peers and faculty and receive constructive feedback (optional)
  • Hear from current CHOP postdocs, including our postdoc-driven CHOP Postdoc Alliance, about life and research in Philly and on the CHOP/University of Pennsylvania campus
  • Learn how to apply for CHOP Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity


The call for applications will open on or before March 1, 2021 and close on April 2, 2021. As part of the application process, candidates will be asked to complete an online application that includes:

  • An updated CV/resume
  • A brief statement of interest
  • A research abstract (OPTIONAL)

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