Fellowship Application Process

Applications to the Primary Care Research Fellowship Program are currently being accepted for an immediate start date as well as a Summer 2024 start date. Interviews will be offered to strong applicants and positions will be offered thereafter on a rolling basis. Successful applicants will have areas of interest that fit the program’s faculty and UNC’s strengths and who demonstrate the intellect, integrity, interpersonal skills and commitment to be successful primary care researchers.


Feel free to contact any of the program’s leaders with your questions and to learn more about the program, faculty, and UNC.

Program director, Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH, at katrina_donahue@med.unc.edu
Program associate director for Internal Medicine, Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH, at seth_berkowitz@med.unc.edu
Program associate director for Pediatrics, Samantha Schilling, MD, MSHP, at samantha_schilling@med.unc.edu

Program associate director for Social Work, Lisa Zerden, PhD, MSW, at lzerden@email.unc.edu 


To Apply:

  1. Fill out the application within the Careers at Carolina website.
    1. Upload the following required documents through the online portal HERE.
      • Cover letter
      • Up-to-date curriculum vitae
      • Personal statement detailing your objectives in undertaking a research-oriented training fellowship and your proposed career direction after the fellowship
  2. Submit two letters of recommendation on letterhead from persons familiar with your talents, interests, promise in research, and future directly to the program coordinator, Lindsay McCall at lmccall@email.unc.edu.


If there are questions, please contact the Program Coordinator, Lindsay McCall at 919-966-8628 or lmccall@email.unc.edu.


In accordance with the NIH Grants Policy Statement (, applicants for fellowship support must be a citizen or a noncitizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment.