Faculty: Program Description

University of Florida Pediatric Scholar Development Program (UF-PSDP) is supported by the Department of Pediatrics, the Office of the Dean and the NIH-funded CTSA and supports junior faculty members engaged in basic science research. Graduates of University of Florida fellowship programs and other institutions are eligible to apply. As with the UF-PSDP, this program has a strong didactic, career development and research core.


Eligible faculty include junior faculty members, holding the position of Assistant Professor or Associate Research Scientists (M.D. or M.D./Ph.D.), who are no more than 4 years out of fellowship. Per NIH guidelines, scholar positions will be offered to pediatricians who have successfully completed a pediatric residency and are no more than three years beyond attaining subspecialty board eligibility. Candidates must be willing to spend a minimum of 75 percent of full-time professional effort in research and research career development activities. Funding is for up to three years, and annual continuation is dependent on review of productivity. Funding is to be used predominantly for laboratory support.