Application Information

This program is supported by:  Eunice Kennedy Shriver, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, The American Society for Reproductive Medicine, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, The March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, The Society for Reproductive Investigation

The Reproductive Scientist Development Program consists of a two-year award for training, and a three-year establishment period guaranteed by the sponsoring department/institution. The Phase I Application should be completed with the initial two-year period in mind. When preparing your application, mentor involvement is key; please be sure to keep your mentor involved in your application preparation. 

Letter of Intent. Before submitting this application, we require that the applicant submit a letter of intent to the RSDP office indicating: name of Department of OB/GYN sponsor, name and address of proposed scientific mentor, and brief description of research project. This will be reviewed by the Program Director and Executive Committee and feedback will be provided to potential applicants. We advise that applicants contact the RSDP office by phone or e-mail to confirm eligibility requirements prior to submission of a letter of intent or an application.

Deadlines to Commence the Reproductive Scientist Development Program July 1, 2018:

Receipt of Letter of Intent: August 15, 2017
Receipt of Application: October 2, 2017

Download Phase I application form.

Phase II Application_2017

Deadline for Receipt of Application: October 2, 2017 to start Program on July 1, 2018.

Selection: Interviews of candidates by the Selection Committee will take place in November at a time and location to be announced. Travel to site for interviews is the responsibility of sponsoring OB/GYN Department.

Please mail one (1) original completed application (see attached checklist) packet to:

Reproductive Scientist Development Program
Washington University School of Medicine
c/o Amanda Heflin
425 South Euclid Avenue
Campus Box 8064, BJC-IH, 10th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63110

In addition to the above, please email an electronic copy of the entire proposal as a single .pdf document to Amanda Heflin,

If you have questions please call: Amanda Heflin (314) 747-3598,