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.
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.
I have a question that is not covered here; where can I find more information?
If you have an administrative question, please contact Masha Kogan, TOPS Program Manager, at email@example.com.