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** We are not currently recruiting scholars for our CMT32 grant. **

Creating the Next Generation of Scholars in Child Maltreatment Science

CMT32 Training Grant, NICHD


The purpose of this T32 – Training the Next Generation of Scholars in Child Maltreatment (CM) Science is to provide a comprehensive and multi-level training program using a transdisciplinary approach that includes preparation in the multi-faceted issues in need of research to advance the field of CM. 

Specifically, this training program provides integrated training in biology & health, developmental processes, prevention and treatment, and policy and administrative data systems. Along with a topical focus, the fellowship incorporates training in CM research ethics, innovative CM science methods, community engagement, and translation of policy to practice components so that trainees will be in the best possible position to effectively contribute to advancing CM science.

To effectively address the problem of child maltreatment, the next generation of researchers needs to be capable of embracing the complexity of CM through participation in transdisciplinary training approaches that transcend the current siloed nature of research and training. This requires a state-of-the-art integrated topical training model to effectively translate what is learned into practice and policy. The CMT32 at Penn State is indeed this very training. 

The T32 training program fully benefits from the CMSN faculty and the Penn State P50 Translational Center for Child Maltreatment Studies funded by NICHD. The training is a comprehensive, multi-level and transdisciplinary training program that takes full advantage of the design, infrastructure, and mission of the Center for Safe and Healthy Children and the Translational Center for Child Maltreatment Studies.

T32 All Track Meeting
Took our T32 All-Track meeting outdoors as fellows, mentors and PIs took a walk through Pennsylvania's beautiful countryside in Fall 2022!

Training Tracks

Pre and postdoctoral trainees will choose from four training tracks as their primary area of study. Trainees will also choose a secondary track to enhance the transdisciplinary nature of their experience.  Applicants please review the list of secondary mentors for your training track affiliation. Applicants should indicate one primary training track of interest along with a preferred primary mentor, and a secondary track(s) along with preferred secondary mentors from that track.


For applications – applicants need to indicate several primary (1-2) and several secondary (2-3) possible mentors whose work best fits the applicant’s training interests – the interest in those mentors should be detailed in the statement of interest and training goals. The mentors identified should reflect the applicant’s interest in 2 different training tracks.

To view Primary Mentors, click here

To view Secondary Mentors, click here

Please note, primary mentors may also be secondary mentors



We are not currently recruiting scholars for our CMT32 grant.