For fiscal year 2013, CHOP Leadership has negotiated a partnership with the UPenn BPP that offers both CHOP postdoctoral fellows and physician fellows supported by training grants (T32/F32) access to BPP events and UPenn Career Services programming.

For the past 10 years, CHOP Research Administration has provided funds for a limited number of research trainees to access the University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Postdoctoral Program (BPP), a premiere career and professional development program for early-stage researchers. In FY13, access will be expanded to allow more trainee participation.

The following changes will apply for FY13, beginning on July 1, 2012:

  • ALL POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS will have access to the UPenn BPP, regardless of trainee status. Current postdocs will automatically be enrolled in the BPP on July 1, 2012. Moving forward, postdoctoral fellows will be enrolled automatically after their first month of employment at Children’s Hospital.

  • PHYSICIAN FELLOWS SUPPORTED BY T32, F32 OR RELATED RESEARCH TRAINING GRANTS will be offered access to the UPenn BPP. These individuals must be enrolled by the administrators of their training grants. Physician fellows not supported by training grants are ineligible for enrollment through this program.

BPP programming is primarily directed toward a postdoc audience, but some events may be applicable to physician fellows enrolled in training programs with a dedicated research training requirement.

Please take note that all BPP participants will be required to self-report attendance at BPP events at the end of the programming year (June 2013). Active attendance at BPP events and utilization of related services will ensure that CHOP can maintain this partnership and provide free enrollment each year. To maintain good standing as a CHOP-sponsored member of the UPenn BPP, we request that participants attend at least five BPP events and one UPenn Career Services development/counseling session within each year of enrollment.

Learn more about the BPP, UPenn Career Services, and enrollment procedures

If you have any questions regarding enrollment, please contact David Taylor at .