Home         Education    >    Postdoctoral Research Training    >    Program Requirements

Postdoctoral Research Training

Program Requirements

This Stanford Training Program supports comprehensive didactic training in nonmalignant hematology and stem cell biology, and laboratory research training in the research specialty of the faculty sponsor. Trainees are required to take the course on Nonmalignant Hematology and Stem Cell Biology. Trainees are also encouraged to attend and participate in the weekly Pediatric Hematology Board Review lectures, Pediatric Hematology Journal Clubs, and relevant Seminars.


Nominees for postdoctoral positions must have an M.D., M.D./Ph.D., Ph.D., and must be sponsored by a Stanford faculty member. Applicants will be considered based on their potential for creative research accomplishments and relevance and strength of their proposed training program to nonmalignant hematology and stem cell biology; potential to obtain a K award (for MD and MD/PhDs); and commitment of the applicant to academic Pediatrics. The goal of this program is to train leaders in the field of Pediatric Hematology and Stem Cell Biology. Trainees must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.


Appointments are made for a term of one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year, pending a progress report. The program limits appointments to no more than two years at the postdoctoral level on this training grant. No individual fellow may receive more than three years of aggregate NRSA support at the postdoctoral level, including any combination of NRSA support from institutional and individual awards. To maximize the number of new applicants who can be supported, trainees are encouraged to seek support beyond the first year from other funding sources.


The standard NIH stipends for this award depend on the number of years of relevant postdoctoral experience at the time of the award. For current stipends, see the most recent NRSA stipend announcement at http://grants2.nih.gov/training/nrsa.htm. There is also a contribution toward health insurance.

Travel to national meetings

The training program has resources to provide modest support for travel and subsistence for trainees who wish to attend meetings in their research area. The program recommends that trainees (with the exception of trainees who hold the MD degree) submit abstracts and attend meetings held by the American Society of Hematology, American Society of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, American Association for Cancer Research, American Society for Clinical Oncology, and Western Society for Pediatric Research at least once during the period of support.

Payback Agreement

This award is subject to the provisions of Public Law 93-348, National Research Act, which requires that if suitable research or teaching positions are available, the award recipient will engage in research or teaching for a period equal to the period of support.


Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Fellowship Training Program


Gretchen Shawver
Fellowship Administrator

1000 Welch Road, Suite 300
Palo Alto, CA 94304
(650) 723-5535