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What is the application deadline?
Please refer to each lab description for their particular application deadline.
What needs to be included in my application?

A complete application includes one copy of each of the following items:

  1. A resume
  2. Official transcripts
  3. A Two (2) page personal statement containing biographic material, relevant experience, and career goals - can be single or double spaced
    Please include your full name on every page of the items listed above.
  4. Two (2) signed letters of recommendation which speak directly to the candidate's potential. They can be emailed to
Can I send application materials in separately?
Yes. Just be sure the applicants name is clearly written on each supporting documentation.
How can I find out if all my application materials were received?
Feel free to email the lab in which you have applied to. Their email is listed in the job description.
What happens between the time my application is received and the Fellowship is awarded?
Once all the applications are received, they are thoroughly reviewed and selected applicants will be invited for an interview. The Fellowship will not be awarded without an interview.
When do interviews take place?
This is lab specific and would depend on the anticipated hire date.
What qualifications would make someone a good fit for this position?
There is no one set of qualifications that makes someone a good fit for this position. We are looking for candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds. That being said, candidates should be comfortable with a variety of programming languages. Candidates should also have an interest in working with clinical populations.
When is the start date of the fellowship?
Please refer to your specific lab of interest
What is the length of the fellowship?
One year appointment with 2nd year depending on current progress.
Is the position full-time?
Yes. Monday - Friday, 8:30-5:00, and some Saturdays.
Are there opportunities for Fellows to obtain a graduate degree?
There is no direct opportunity to obtain a degree during the fellowship, but one of the core goals of the fellowship is to prepare Fellows for graduate studies and for related future careers.
Are there any benefits included in this position?
Fellows receive health care coverage through the Yale Health Plan. Dental is not included.
Do Fellows have the opportunity to give posters and publish papers?
Yes, Fellows are strongly encouraged and expected to submit their research for posters and publications. Fellows also have an opportunity to apply for conference funding.
What lab or group meetings do Fellows attend?
Fellows will attend weekly lab and curriculum meetings with our immediate research group. Weekly lab meetings offer the opportunity to discuss ongoing research within our group. During curriculum meetings the lab discusses relevant background literature. Science meetings will provide the opportunity to hear about ongoing research and to present their own work/project at the Yale Child Study Center.
What daily responsibilities will the Fellows have?
Please refer to your specific lab of interest
Do the recipients of this Fellowship come straight out of college, a few years out but without a Master's Degree, or those who have Master's Degrees?
Our applicants are widely educated and experienced. We do not require years of experience or a Master's Degree, as we only require a Bachelor's. However, applicants with a few years of experience or with Master's Degrees are encouraged to apply and will be given equal consideration.