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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a paid fellowship? 

Yes, as a TOPS Fellow, you will receive a stipend, tuition for required coursework, a travel stipend, and a budget for research-related expenses.

Who should apply?

MD, PhD, ScD, and/or DOs interested in doing a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship (1-year in some cases) in Health Services, Population Sciences, and/or T3/T4 Research should apply!  Fellows must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents (possessing a "green card") at the time of their appointment. 

See eligibility requirements.

How long is the TOPS fellowship?

In most cases, this is a 2-year fellowship starting in July, but can be shorter.  The second year is contingent upon successful completion of the first year and approval from TOPS Leadership to continue.

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