Janssen Fellowship in Translational Neuroscience Research


The Paul Janssen Fellowship is awarded to an outstanding young physician-investigator (M.D. or Ph.D. degree) to conduct novel translational research in the field of neuroscience as it relates to psychiatric disease and medicine. The Paul Janssen Fellow will be assigned both a basic scientist mentor and a clinical investigator mentor from the faculty at Columbia University to serve as joint mentors. The fellow will take a basic observation made by the basic science mentor and apply it to the study of disease or treatment with the clinical research mentor.

Initial Application Period: September 8 – November 17, 2023
Finalists Notified: December 15, 2023
Funding Notification Date: February 16, 2024
Fellowship Start Date: July 1, 2024

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The award provides a stipend, commensurate with experience. The stipend provided may require supplemental funding by the mentors.

Length of Fellowship

For one year, and potentially renewable for a second year based on performance.

Preliminary Application Process (to be submitted by November 17, 2023): The following should be provided in 11-point font (Arial or Times New Roman) with a minimum of one-inch margins: 1) Face page letter identifying the applicant and a brief description of previous training in medical research, previous research interests, current position, and future research interests. 2) NIH biographical sketch (Section A: Personal Statement –not applicable). 3) Letters of support/reference from at least three (3) current or previous mentors (can be PDFs emailed).  A COMPLETE PROJECT PROPOSAL IS NOT REQUIRED UNTIL NOTIFIED THAT YOU ARE A FINALIST. Preliminary applications should be submitted via e-mail to Anthony Rainey with Subject Line "Janssen Fellowship" to: Anthony.Rainey@nyspi.columbia.edu.

Core Faculty

Mentors are drawn from over 400 full-time faculty at Columbia University working in Psychiatry and Neuroscience. Current active mentors include: Dr. John MannDr. Rene HenDr. Todd OgdenDr. Steven RooseDr. Jonathan Javitch, Dr. Daniel Javitt, Dr. TJ Singh, Dr. Maura Boldrini, Dr. Lila Davachi.


Candidates from the international neuroscience community, holding an M.D. or Ph.D. degree, and preferably having completed initial fellowship research training, are invited to apply.  Fellows at Columbia University or the New York State Psychiatric Institute/RFMH are encouraged to submit applications. **Faculty are not eligible.


Anthony Rainey
Administrator, The Paul Janssen Fellowship in Translational Neuroscience Research
Department of Psychiatry / Molecular Imaging & Neuropathology Division
Columbia University, 1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 42, New York, NY 10032
Tel: (646) 774-7636 fax: (646) 774-7589
e-mail: Anthony.Rainey@nyspi.columbia.edu