PTBi aims to admit 2-3 qualified candidates for each fellowship cycle, occurring every other year. Applications for the 2017 cohort have now closed, and will open in Summer 2018 for admission into the 2019 cohort. 



This fellowship is open to US and non-US citizens. Fellows cannot hold concurrent active faculty positions. Candidates are eligible if they have completed any one of the following:

  • Residency or sub-specialty training in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, Medicine, and/or Preventative Medicine
  • Nursing degree with completed doctoral training (e.g., PhD, DNP)
  • Biomedical, and/or Social Science PhD (e.g., Immunology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Health Economics, Health Communications, Anthropology, etc.)
  • Doctorate of Public Health (e.g., DrPH)


Application Procedure

Applications are generally due mid-August, with interviews scheduled for October and notification of final decisions no later than December. Please submit the Fellowship application materials listed below as a single PDF to

  • Current CV or NIH-style biosketch
  • 1-page personal statement
  • 2-page research concept focused on decreasing the burden of preterm birth, including brief specific aims, significance, innovation and proposed approach
  • ½ page stipulating which advanced academic training program or educational courses you would pursue as part of the fellowship
  • Copy of medical, nursing or other clinical degree (if applicable)
  • A recent writing sample
  • Proof of citizenship or residency (US) or Visa status to work in the US for non-US citizens/residents
  • Three letters of reference (sent separately)