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  • Blaustein Fellowship in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Research

    The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing is seeking a highly qualified candidate for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in mental health and psychiatric nursing.

    Created through the generosity of the Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation, the Blaustein Fellowship provides a richly mentored experience to promising nurse scholars committed to pursuing multidisciplinary and collaborative research that advances the science surrounding the mental health of young children and their families and the treatment or prevention of symptoms associated with mental illness in childhood.

    The Blaustein Fellow is mentored by Dr. Deborah Gross, the Johns Hopkins University Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Endowed Chair in Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing, and other faculty members from the School of Nursing and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Medicine. In collaboration with Dr. Gross, the Blaustein Fellow will conduct research that seeks to improve the mental health and wellbeing of individuals and families in hospital or community settings.

    Eligibility: Applications are welcomed from nurses with research doctorates or those nearing completion of their doctoral degree who have demonstrated a commitment to scholarship in mental health or psychiatric nursing research. Preference will be given to applicants with research interests in the mental health of young children and their families, histories of prior research funding, and data-based publications in refereed journals. The annual stipend ranges from $47,484 to $52,228, depending on experience. Second year of funding contingent on progress in achieving first year fellowship goals.

    Fellowships are open to eligible U.S. citizen and international applicants. Applicants from groups underrepresented in the nursing profession are encouraged to apply.

    Due Date: The application process is open. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Start date is negotiable.

    Application Requirement: Please submit the following materials as PDF documents to Dr. Gross at

    • Statement of career objectives/research goals. The statement should be 2-3 pages double spaced and include:
      • Future career goal(s)
      • Proposed goals for the post-doctoral fellowship
      • Prior scholarship, experiences, or achievements the applicant believes will significantly contribute to a post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Three (3) letters of recommendation. Letters should be sent to Dr. Gross at Ask letter writers to state in email subject line: “Letter for (applicant’s name): Blaustein Postdoctoral Fellowship.
    • Official Transcripts (only transcripts from PhD program are required)

    Questions regarding application procedures or specifics of the Fellowship should be directed to Dr. Gross at

    Apply to the Morton and Jane Blaustein Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing

  • Interdisciplinary Training Program in Biobehavioral Pain Research

    The Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health offer a postdoctoral training program for fellows interested developing an interdisciplinary program of pain research

    The goal of this 2-year postdoctoral program is to prepare fellows to work within an interdisciplinary research team to address the complex challenge of pain. This is achieved by integrating training in two or more areas of expertise behavioral/social science, biomedical science or clinical research.

    The program incorporates coursework, mentored research experiences in at least two core areas, an individual research project, preparation of an extramural grant application, and experience in writing and publishing papers. Each fellow is collaboratively mentored by two faculty, each representing a different area of expertise in behavioral/social science, biomedical or clinical research.

    Apply to the Interdisciplinary Training Program in Biobehavioral Pain Research