Trainees must be fully trained pediatricians who have completed a three-year pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship training program. They must be board eligible in the pediatric hematology-oncology subspecialty. All candidates must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States, or be lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence. Two MDs are recruited annually.


Applicants must complete the K12 application for the Faculty Fellowship in Pediatric Oncology Clinical Research.

Applications for the K12 training program are due October 30, 2023.  
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Criteria for consideration consists of:

  • A brief research plan of a proposed project based in the candidates' selected clinical research track
  • A full CV
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement regarding interest in pursuing a career in clinical research focused on one of the Clinical Oncology Training Program's specialty tracks
  • A personal interview - The Advisory Committee and mentors of the requested specialty track will conduct interviews.

The research plan will be scored by the Advisory Committee according to NIH review criteria. The Advisory Committee will make the final selection.