T32 Training Program

The Research Training Program in Translational Developmental Neuroscience (T32 MH18268) at the Yale Child Study Center prepares PhD-level basic scientists (developmental psychologists, geneticists, neurobiologists, neuroscientists), clinical psychologists, physician-scientists (developmental and behavioral pediatricians, child psychiatrists, pediatric neurologists, neonatologists), and other developmental scientists for independent research careers as full-time faculty at leading research institutions. Our program focuses on training scientists, including those in clinical sciences as well as those in basic sciences, for independent careers as field leading investigators. 

The Program is a two-year research fellowship in which mentees train under the guidance of experienced internationally recognized principal investigators. It includes didactic work, participation in ongoing funded projects, and independent research. A central characteristic of the Program is its diversity and openness to all kinds of developmental scientists (we encourage applications from PhD or MD candidates from any area of specialty with relevance to Developmental Science and/or Developmental Psychopathology). Participating faculty are leading experts in typical development, psychopathology, cognitive neuroscience, neurobiology, and public health.  We draw mentors from multiple departments at Yale including neurobiology, psychology, genetics, pediatrics, neurology, emergency medicine, psychiatry, and the uniquely multidisciplinary Child Study Center.

Trainees in the program are typically funded for two years and are required to commit at least 90% of their time to research. Those interested in applying should contact the training directors: Michael Crowley michael.crowley@yale.edu

Applications are due on or before December 1 in application for the following year, typically with a July 1 start date.  

Applications should include: 

  • Statement of research interests and a statement of career goals (two pages total)
  • CV
  • Three letters of reference
  • At least one writing sample, preferably a peer reviewed manuscript (published or in press)  

Please send materials electronically to Michael Crowley michael.crowley@yale.edu. Letter writers should email letters to Dr. Crowley directly. 

New appointments typically being July 1 of each year. Applicants must have their PhD or MD by July 1 for the start year to be considered for this training program.

Submitting Your Application

Please electronically send your application to:
Monica Mleczek