The Clinical Trainee Research Award (CTRA) has been established to provide financial support for the research activities of residents and clinical fellows based at Magee-Womens Hospital. It promotes research education for residents and fellows by training them to prepare and write grant applications that include a hypothesis, a study design (including sample size justification), a budget, and a method for protecting research subjects. Funds are awarded to support a 1-year research project. Since the program’s inception, over 100 scholars from the departments of OBGYN, newborn medicine, pathology and rehabilitation have been supported through the program.



Magee-Womens Hospital residents and clinical fellows are eligible to apply. Each resident or fellow may submit only one application per 12-month funding period.


Application Process

Requests for proposals are issued in the fall of the year, defining the award amount and number of awards to be made. The application requires submission of a 6-page, structured proposal to the program coordinator.

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