Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program (PFTP) Application

Because some fellowships are tied directly to ongoing research projects, the number and types of positions may vary from year to year, reflecting changes in funding level and activity of the researchers.  

Review the listing of Available Fellowships and Eligibility requirements prior to applying!

Application Information:

Please check the website regularly!  New fellowship positions will be added as they become available. If you have already submitted your APPA CAS application but find there is a recently posted fellowship that you wish to be considered for, contact the Training Office and request to be considered for that particular fellowship. 

Applicants to Research Fellowship Program (RFP) fellowships may apply for Early Decision, otherwise the standard timeline applies.

Early Decision Deadline
Research Early Decision Due Date:  December 10, 2019
(All materials must be received by December 10.  This application deadline is for those applicants whose first choice is Brown.  By applying they agree to attend the program if accepted.  In order to be reviewed, Applicants applying for early decision must notify the primary mentor of the fellowship to which they are applying.) 

Research Early Decision Notification Date:  December 20, 2019
(Applicants not accepted for early decision will be reviewed again at the regular application deadline (outlined below), unless they chose to withdraw their application.)

Regular Application Deadline
Initial Application Due Date:  January 3, 2020
(The program has a rolling admission.  Applications can be submitted after initial due date. )

Applicants to Clinical Neuropsychology Specialty Program (CNSP) fellowships.

CNSP – Adult Emphasis Due Date: December 13, 2019
(All materials must be received by December 13. In order to be reviewed, CNSP applicants must notify Stephen Correia, PhD, ABPP-CN, that they have applied.) 

CNSP – Adult Emphasis Notification: Late January through APPCN Match Date
(Televideo or in-person interviews will take place December through APPCN Match Date, including during INS, as needed.) 

CNSP – Pediatric Emphasis Initial Application Due Date: January 3, 2020
(The program has a rolling admission.  Applications can be submitted after initial due date. ) 

CNSP – Pediatric Emphasis Notification:  Late January through APPCN Match Date
(Televideo or in-person interviews will take place January through APPCN Match Date, including during INS, as needed.)

There is no standard offer date for CNSP postdoctoral positions. The track is not a member of the APPCN Matching Program, so it does not abide by the APPCN match date. Interviews will begin in December for Adult emphasis positions and in January for Pediatric emphasis positions. Applicants are advised that CNSP programs anticipate holding/concluding interviews and extending position offers prior to the February INS meeting.The length of time that applicants will be permitted to consider an offer will vary with consideration of applicants' and the fellowship sites' circumstances.

Applicants to Clinical Psychology Program (CPP) fellowships. The CPP adheres to the APPIC guidelines for postdoctoral recruitment and selection, including the Uniform Notification Date of February 24, 2020.  For more information, visit the APPIC website.

Initial Application Due Date:  January 3, 2020
(The program has a rolling admission.  Applications can be submitted after initial due date. )

Postdoctoral Fellowship Appointment

Postdoctoral appointments are granted for periods of one year, usually starting in July - September.  In some cases, a second year of fellowship may be available when there are opportunities to continue clinical and research training in more depth.

If the position is a CPP position, the second year is not an “APA-accredited” fellowship year, but is designated as a Brown postdoctoral fellowship year. If the position is a CNSP position, the fellowship period is for two years, both years are "APA-accredited".

Agreement to continue for a second year of training (if available) is decided upon by the postdoctoal fellow and the primary supervisor midway through the first year.  All NIH-Funded postdoctoral fellows are subject to the terms and conditions of the NRSA Payback Agreement.

Application Details 

ALL applicants must submit their applications online through APPA CAS.

[NOTE: We also WELCOME applications from PhDs and MDs WHO ARE NOT CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGISTS for our research fellowship positions (i.e. T32s and Investigator-funded positions).  Please apply through APPA CAS as well and contact us directly if you have any questions/concerns.]  


  1. One-page statement of interests and training and career goals (if you choose to upload a cover letter, this should not be redundant)
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Three Letters of Recommendation addressed to "To Whom it May Concern" 

The APPA CAS portal allows the application the option to upload "Recent Accomplishments" and "Undergraduate Transcripts."  These are not required by the Postdoctoral Training Program, but you should include relevant accomplishments and information regarding your undergraduate degree in your CV.


If you have questions or concerns, please contact:

Kelly Griffin, Manager
Alpert Medical School of Brown University 
Box G-BH
Providence, RI 02912

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 401-444-1929

The Alpert Medical School of Brown University is an Affirmative Action employer and actively encourages applications from women, minorities, and protected persons.