Transdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship in Preterm Birth

PTBi fellowship  PTBi Fellowship


Strengthening communication, collaboration and capacity building (“C3”) within the maternal and newborn health community is one of the major goals of the PTBi.

Under this C3 aim, we offer a two-year, non-accredited transdisciplinary postdoctoral fellowship focused on prematurity. Our inaugural cohort of six fellows started in July 2015 and brings together discovery and implementation interests that span psychosocial risk factors during pregnancy, quality of care from the provider and patient perspectives, and neurodevelopmental outcomes of preterm infants. 

This fellowship is an extraordinary opportunity to work with world-class researchers and mentors, develop ideas and partnerships within a collaborative network, present works in progress and final results in domestic and global symposia, and formally build additional research skills. Read more about our fellows.


Please note, the application deadline for the 2017-2019 fellowship cohort has now passed.

  • See the UCSF PTBi Fellowship Announcement for more information regarding program components, eligibility and application procedure. 
  • Admissions for the 2019 cohort will open in Summer 2018. Learn more about admissions.  


Program Components

The core components of the two-year program are designed to meet the needs of each fellow:

  • Salary support, dedicated research and education funds, annual travel stipend
  • Academic, research and leadership training
  • Career development workshops offered in conjunction with the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)
  • Strong research and career mentorship emphasizing the collaborative, transdisciplinary approach necessary to achieve impact on complex conditions such as prematurity
  • Fellows are also responsible for organizing a Collaboratory during each year of their fellowship.