Application Process

We are thrilled to announce the call for applications for the soon-to-be funded NIH T32 Partners Training Program in Precision & Genomic Medicine. The training program is co-led by Jordan W. Smoller, MD, ScD and Sekar Kathiresan, MD.

We are accepting applications for post-doctoral fellows to begin July 1, 2019.

All materials for applications must be received by June 7, 2019.

How to Apply

Please return this form and all related materials as a single pdf to Angela Cook, All application materials are due Friday, June 7, 2019 at 5pm.

  1. Cover page
  2. A one-page personal statement one-page personal statement of background and experience, goals for T32 fellowship training and longer-term career goals
  3. A (maximum two page) description of your research interests and planned research project
  4. Two letters of recommendation from prior mentors or training supervisors
  5. Documentation of doctoral degree completion (or imminent completion) and citizenship/permanent resident status
  6. Your Curriculum Vitae


The individual to be trained must be a citizen or a noncitizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment. Additional details on citizenship, training period, and aggregate duration of support are available in the NIH Grants Policy Statement.

All trainees are required to pursue their research training full time, normally defined as 40 hours per week, or as specified by the sponsoring institution in accordance with its own policies. Appointments are normally made in 12-month increments, and no trainee may be appointed for less than 9 months during the initial period of appointment, except with prior approval of the awarding unit, or when trainees are appointed to approved, short-term training positions.

Postdoctoral trainees must have received, as of the beginning date of the NRSA appointment, a Ph.D., M.D., D.D.S., or comparable doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution. Comparable doctoral degrees include, but are not limited to, the following:  D.M.D., DC, DO, DVM., OD, DPM, ScD, EngD, DrPH, DNSc, DPT, PharmD, ND (Doctor of Naturopathy), DSW, PsyD, as well as a doctoral degree in nursing research. Documentation by an authorized official of the degree-granting institution certifying all degree requirements have been met prior to the beginning date of the training appointment is acceptable. Individuals in postgraduate clinical training, who wish to interrupt their studies for a year or more to engage in full-time research training before completing their formal training programs, are also eligible.


Any questions as to eligibility for this particular T32 can be directed to the Training Program Director, Dr. Jordan Smoller (JSMOLLER@PARTNERS.ORG). We look forward to reviewing your application. If you have questions about the application process, please contact Angela Cook (

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