• Salary & Benefits

    Salaries (2014-2015)

    • Clinical Fellow I: $71,471
    • Clinical Fellow II: $76,355
    • Clinical Fellow III: $82,251

    Salary support: The fellow's salary is supported by clinical funds during the clinical year of training. One training grant is available to support fellows during their research years. Fellows can receive up to three years of support from the training grants, but many choose to apply for other fellowships, especially "K-awards" (K08, K23, etc), after one or two years of research because of the higher stipend they offer. We have specific faculty mentorship focused on assisting fellows developing their first NIH and other grants. 


    Fellows receive a large range of benefits, including:

    • Health insurance (with co-pay)
    • Dental insurance (with co-pay)
    • Night and weekend parking
    • Pharmacy discount
    • Fitness program discount
    • Group life insurance (1.5 times salary)
    • Long-term disability insurance
    • Professional/general liability insurance
    • Worker's compensation
    • Business travel/accident insurance
    • Vacation time (3 weeks)
    • Sick time/leave (12 days)
    • Credit unions

    We also provide fellows with an annual allowance to help offset professional expenses, such as licensure fees, PALS/BLS certification, and books. The following items are eligible for reimbursement:

    • SITE registration
    • PALS/BLS Certification
    • MA Controlled Substance Registration
    • MA Medical License Renewal
    • DEA
    • City of Boston Registration
    • $400 book expense (can be used over the course of fellowship, not to exceed $400)

    In addition, fellows in their 2nd and 3rd years of fellowship are eligible for tuition and course material reimbursement, and $1,400 for scientific meeting costs.

    Fellows are also eligible for additional benefits, which are mostly available at reduced rates:

    • Additional group life insurance
    • Supplemental and dependent life insurance
    • Short-term disability insurance
    • MBTA (mass transit) pass program (reduced rate)
    • Weekday parking (reduced rate)
    • Automobile and home insurance (reduced rates)
    • Children's day care - two sites (there is usually a waiting list)
    • Emergency back-up day care
  • Fellowship Brochure


    Learn everything you need to know about our Fellowship Program in this detailed brochure. Get information on salary, benefits the application process and much more.

  • Contact Us

    For questions regarding our fellowship program, please contact Fellowship Program Coordinator Sarah Johnson at 617-919-4242 or email sarah.johnson@childrens.harvard.edu.
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