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The Psychology Fellowship Training Program uses a common application process for all focus areas and available positions.

Please note that we are an APPIC-affiliated program and use the APPIC APPA CAS application portal; however, due the many and varied fellowship positions we offer, we do not participate in the Common Hold Date. The Fellowship program will cover the application fee, via coupon code, that will be provided by our Fellowship coordinator, Denisse Herrera Delgado. The coupon code is generated specifically for each applicant. Allow two to three business days for the coupon code to be provided. Please note you must use the coupon code; no reimbursement will be provided if you submit the application without the code.

For applicants interested in the Postdoctoral Fellowship positions listed below, please create an account in APPA CAS. Once you have your APPA CAS ID (10 digits long), please contact our Fellowship coordinator, Denisse Herrera Delgado at She will provide additional instructions for you to complete the application

  • Eating Disorders Treatment and Research
  • Research Fellowship in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Regulating Together Intervention
  • Obesity Prevention Fellowship in Pediatric Primary Care
  • T32 Research Fellowship in Child Behavior and Nutrition
  • Research Fellowship in Childhood Heart Disease
  • Headache Behavioral Medicine Fellowship


Candidates must have completed all doctoral degree requirements by the start of fellowship. Applicants who have not completed their dissertation at the time of application, must successfully defend their dissertation one-month prior to beginning fellowship.

All candidates should be from a graduate program in clinical, counseling or school psychology, accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and must be from an APA-accredited internship program. Experience with children is a must.

Start Dates: Between early July and September 2023

Documents You'll Need

In preparation of your application, you are required to provide several documents, in addition to the general APPA CAS sections. These will include:

  • A cover letter detailing which focus area(s) you are applying for and a description of your career goals
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation (detailed instructions will be provided in the APPA CAS portal)
    • Letters must be on their institution's letterhead, signed and dated
  • Your official graduate school transcript (can be uploaded to the APPA CAS portal)
  • For Neuropsychology applicants only (detailed instructions will be provided in the APPA CAS portal):
    • Two sample neuropsychological reports
    • APPCN Verification of Completion of Doctorate form

For questions about the application process, please contact our psychology fellowship coordinator, Denisse Herrera Delgado at, or the co-directors of psychology fellowship training, Sara E. Williams, PhD, at, and Scott W. Powers, PhD, at

Information about available fellowship positions for 2024 will be available by fall 2023.

Additional Information


Verification of PhD: Prior to the first day of the fellowship, the fellow must provide a diploma or a letter from the director of graduate studies verifying completion of all degree requirements pending the granting institution’s graduation ceremony.

Pre-Employment Testing: Tuberculosis (TB) testing and verification of up-to-date immunizations are a requirement for employment at Cincinnati Children’s. Cincinnati Children’s is a drug-free and smoke-free environment. All new employees are required to submit to a drug urine screen prior to hiring. Cincinnati Children’s also conducts a criminal records check on all final candidates for employment, as required by Ohio state law.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement: Cincinnati Children’s requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, proof of vaccination will be required. Exceptions for the COVID-19 vaccination requirement may be granted for approved medical contraindications or religious prohibitions. Learn more about this requirement.

Contract, Stipends and Benefits

You can view an example of our current Psychology Fellowship contract here. For two-year fellowships, the decision to continue the fellowship for a second year is finalized in December of the first year.

Historically, stipends for Psychology Fellows have been consistent with NIH NRSA stipend levels. Cincinnati Children's Psychology Fellowship stipend levels for the 2023-2024 training year are $56,484.

Cincinnati Children’s offers several health insurance plans from which to choose; all require minimal financial contribution from the fellow. Fellows have 15 days a year of vacation, 5 professional days, and nine pre-set holidays in addition to sick leave. Additional leave is granted for workshop or conference attendance as deemed appropriate by fellowship mentor(s).