Scholars must be citizens or noncitizen nationals of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment.


Candidates for the UW PREHS K12 Program must:

  • Hold a clinical doctoral degree (e.g., MD, DDS, DMD, DO, DC, OD, ND, DVM, PharmD, DNP, or PhD in clinical disciplines) with a primary specialty focused on children and reproductive health (e.g., pediatrics, family medicine, women's health/obstetrics) and pediatric subspecialties.
  • Have completed postgraduate residency training in pediatrics, family medicine, women's health/obstetrics or equivalent if from a different health care profession.
  • Be within four years of attaining board eligibility in their subspecialty.
  • Not be or have been a PD/PI on an R01, R29, U01/U10, subproject of a Program Project (P01), Center (P50, P60, U54) grant, or individual mentored or non-mentored career development award (e.g., K01, K02, K08, K22, K23, K24, K25, K99). Individuals who are or were PD/PIs on NIH Small Grants (i.e., R03s) or Exploratory/Developmental Grants (i.e., R21s) may be eligible providing they meet the other eligibility requirements. Individuals who received Pediatric Scientist Development Program (PSDP) K12 funds are eligible for this program, subject to the six-year limitation on mentored K support.

Potential applicants with questions about the fellowship or application process may contact:


Application Instructions

We encourage candidates to reach out to the program mentors/staff before applying to discuss potential research projects and best fits for the K12 program. 


The written application packet has three components:

  1. CV. Suggestions for preparing a CV appropriate for an academic research position, including examples, can be found here.
  2. Three letters of recommendation. These letters should be written by supervisors, instructors, and/or  mentors and can be sent directly to the UW PREHS Program at
  3. Personal statement
    • In this statement, describe how your previous educational, career, and life experiences have prepared you for the UW PREHS program; your ideas for research directions you may pursue during the program; and how you intend to use the UW PREHS fellowship to advance your career goals. 
    • If applicable, discuss your commitment to the ideals of antiracism and diversity, inclusion, and equity (DEI) in reproductive and pediatric environmental health research and practice.
    • If you have discussed potential research projects with any UW PREHS program mentors, provide details.
    • Your statement should be two to three pages in length.


Please submit CV and personal statement to the UW PREHS program coordinator at


Application packets will be reviewed on on a rolling basis, and qualified applicants will be invited to an interview. The UW PREHS program leadership will aim to inform applicants of their status within about one month of their interview. The application period will remain open until all positions are filled or June 1, whichever comes first.


Fellow interested in receiving a concurrent master's degree will be directly on how/when to apply to the UW School of Public Health:


Application timeline

  • Applications accepted: February 1 ‑ June 1
  • Interviews and notification of acceptance conducted on a rolling basis
  • Program start: September 16