Janssen Fellowship in Translational Neuroscience Research


The Paul Janssen Fellowship is awarded to an outstanding young physician-investigator (must have 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 10 – November 9, 2019
Finalists Notified: December 3, 2019
Funding Notification Date: January 21, 2020
Fellowship Start Date: July 1, 2020

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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 9, 2019): The following should be provided in 12 point font (or larger) with a minimum of one-inch margins: 1) Face page letter identifying applicant and a brief description of previous training in medical research, previous research interests, current position and future research interests. 2) NIH biosketch (sections B & C only). 3) Letters of support/reference from at least three current or previous mentors. A COMPLETE PROJECT PROPOSAL IS NOT REQUIRED UNTIL NOTIFIED. Preliminary applications should be submitted via e-mail to Katisha Smith with Subject Line "Janssen Fellowship" to: Katisha.Smith@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 Mann, Dr. Victoria Arango, Dr. Rene Hen, Dr. Scott Small, Dr. Jonathan Javitch, Dr. Daniel Javitt, Dr. Todd Ogden.


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.


Katisha Smith 
Grants Administrator
Molecular Imaging & Neuropathology (MIND)
New York State Psychiatric Institute, Pardes Rm 2917B
1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 42
New York, NY 10032
E-mail: katisha.smith@nyspi.columbia.edu
Tel: (646) 774-7636