Frequently Asked Questions

What salary and benefits are available to fellows?
First-year fellow salary in the current year (2019-20) is $64,000.
Fellowship positions include an extensive benefit package, which can be reviewed here.

Are there additional program benefits?
In addition to salary, each fellow receives at least $1,000 for educational expenditures (academic meetings, membership dues, textbooks, etc.). The Division also covers the cost of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases In-Training Examination. Tuition assistance is also available for coursework leading to a Master’s degree.

Do I need to have grant funding for my fellowship or scholarly activity?
Fellowship salary is not dependent upon grant funding, though we provide strong mentoring in grant writing and encourage fellows to submit funding applications. External funding sources supporting current fellows in our Division include:

Institutional NIH T32 Training Grants
Washington University School of Medicine holds over 70 training grants; six of these are within the Department of Pediatrics.

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Foundation

Pediatric Scientist Development Program

The Department of Pediatrics is also a Child Health Research Center site, offering NICHD K12 support to selected junior faculty.

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