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Welcome to the Junior Section


The Society for Pediatric Research Junior Section introduces residents, fellows and early career faculty members to SPR by providing a variety of resources and educational opportunities. The goal is to promote networking within pediatrics and continue the development of scientists, as well as to foster transition to a career in pediatric science and eligibility for SPR Active Member status.

Junior Membership is open to individuals who are currently enrolled in or not more than six years graduated from an established residency, fellowship or postdoctoral program related to pediatrics in an academic institution. Consideration is given to Junior applicants who are six years past fellowship to extend their eligibility based on parental leave or other causes for lapses in research or research training similar to criteria used to extend one’s NIH ESI status. 

The information below will be requested when submitting an application/nomination:

  • Applicant's personal and professional contact information.
  • Applicant's residency, fellowship, or postdoctoral completion date or anticipated completion date.
  • Applicant's Program Director (Residents/Fellows) or Department Chair's (Junior Faculty) contact information.


Currently enrolled in or not more than six years graduated from an established residency, fellowship, or postdoctoral program related to pediatrics in an academic institution.

Any incomplete applications will be deleted after six months from the initial application date.

Benefits for SPR Junior Section:

The Junior Section is led by a President and a President-Elect who are currently in a fellowship program. Together, they work with the SPR leadership to manage and enhance the Junior Section. The call for President-elect applications occurs each July.