Funded Training

  • Procter Scholar Awards

    Trustee Award & Procter Scholar (TAPS) Program

    The goal of the Procter Scholar Program is to support the development of highly skilled faculty members from the Departments of Pediatrics, Surgery, Radiology, and Anesthesia with a strong commitment to pursuing a career in academic research. Funds will support highly skilled MD or MD, PhD Pediatric fellows who are transitioning to a faculty appointment, or with the first year of initial appointment with Cincinnati Children's, with the goal to enable the transition to a National Institutes of Health K-level award or K-level equivalent awards from foundations. Successful candidates will have a:

    • Strong commitment to pursuing a career in academic research
    • Record of accomplishment in research
    • Strong mentorship along with a clear path to independent research
    • Well defined scientific research plan

    The deadlines for applications are the first Monday of May or October at 5:00 pm.

    For further information please contact:

    Jorge Bezerra, MD (
    TAPS Program Director

    Cynthia Wetzel, PhD (
    TAPS Program Manager