Precision Medicine Research Fellowship

This service is provided by the Precision Medicine Resource.


The Precision Medicine Fellowship aims to create the next generation of leaders in the development and application of precision medicine science and methods to healthcare practice and public health. This research fellowship trains physicians/researchers as postdoctoral research scientists/scholars to use genomics and complex clinical data to improve clinical care and clinical outcomes by tailoring prevention, screening, and medical interventions based upon individual patient characteristics. The program includes required didactic lectures in precision medicine as well as coursework in systems biology, genomics, statistics, ethics, and/or medical informatics according to the applicant’s background and future career goals. Two years of full-time participation are required.

The applicant will need to identify a faculty mentor from any department at Columbia University, who will be responsible for mentoring the fellow in the execution of the research project and in learning relevant aspects of precision medicine.

  • Duration: Two years
  • Award amount: $200,000 ($100,000 per year)
  • Number of awards: Up to two per year

See a list of current and past Precision Medicine fellows.


Applicants should ideally be clinical fellows who have completed the majority of their clinical training or postdoctoral research fellows and be willing to devote two years to training and research in precision medicine. Instructors or assistant professors in the first year of their faculty appointment will be considered. Preference will be given to applicants who do not hold NIH awards of similar intent.

  • Applicants must have a PhD, MD, DDS, or comparable doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution. Eligible doctoral degrees include, but are not limited to, the following: DMD, DC, DO, DVM, OD, DPM, ScD, EngD, DrPH, DNSc, DPT, PharmD, ND (Doctor of Naturopathy), DSW, PsyD, as well as a doctoral degree in nursing research.
  • Applicants with prior research experience and background in genomics or informatics are especially encouraged to apply.
  • The fellowship is open to eligible applicants regardless of citizenship status.


This program is currently not accepting applications.

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