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Fully Funded Fellowship Program in USA

Fully Funded
Country: USA
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Sarnoff Fellowship Program is a Research Training for Medical Students. This fellowship is initiated by Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation.

The Sarnoff Fellowship Program offers medical students enrolled in accredited U.S. medical schools the opportunity to spend a year conducting intensive work in a biomedical research facility in the United States, other than the medical school in which they are enrolled.

The cornerstone of the Sarnoff Fellowship is the special interaction between the medical students and the laboratory Preceptor with scientific and mentoring expertise. This close relationship, developed during the course of the Fellowship, and continuing throughout the Fellow’s career, is enhanced by additional interactions with the Sarnoff Scientific Committee and Sarnoff Alumni. These experiences cultivate a life-long appreciation and enthusiasm for cardiovascular investigation, leading many to choose a career in cardiovascular research. The Foundation’s investment in the Sarnoff Fellow is life-long.


Applications are encouraged from second and third year medical students. Fourth year medical students are required to submit an official letter from their medical schools granting graduation deferment. Although applicants may have prior research experience, applications are also encouraged from students without extensive prior research experience. Applicants enrolled in an MD/PhD program will not be eligible for a Sarnoff Fellowship.

There are no citizenship requirements for application, but those who are not U.S. citizens must have and maintain an appropriate visa. The Foundation will not handle visa matters for applicants.


  • $32,000 annual stipend
  • Allowances up to $8,000 for travel support to select a Preceptor and Fellowship laboratory and attend the Sarnoff Annual Scientific Meeting and American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, moving expenses, health insurance and funds for travel to present a paper at two national conferences

Selection and Evaluation

The Sarnoff Foundation seeks individuals with demonstrated intellectual and academic achievement, as well as leadership potential. Fellows are selected on the basis of a national competition. The Scientific Committee places major emphasis on:

  • The applicant’s interest in a career in research, as documented by a personal statement;
  • The quality of the applicant’s essay and the ability to discuss the research topic;
  • Likelihood of providing the applicant with an intensive, rewarding research experience; and
  • Letters of recommendation.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline10 January,2019
Open toUndergraduate Medical Students
OrganizerSarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation



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