How To Apply
Who Should Apply
This program welcomes applications from individuals who have received a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. or comparable doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution. At this time fellows must be US Citizens or permanent residents to be eligible for the fellowship position. Please click here for all eligibility criteria.
This program, in addition to Harvard Medical School, and the National Institutes of Health, encourage recruitment and retention of individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities who are defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits life activities. While this information is not required, please feel comfortable to share, in a sentence or two within the "other comments" section of the application, how you identify with one of these areas. Whether you decide to provide this information is your decision and is entirely voluntary.
Prospective fellows may contact one or more mentors who are listed on the Mentor page prior to compiling their application materials. We also encourage prospective fellows to discuss the potential scientific synergy between their research interests and the current projects being conducted within the mentors’ research site(s). Once mentors are identified, the fellows should work closely with the mentor(s) to develop a research and training plan.
How To Apply
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Research/Study Plan (see directions below)
4. Medical and/or graduate school transcript(s): Transcripts should be sent to the program manager directly from the school or university and bear the official institutional seal. If the institution cannot provide the transcript via email, the transcript should be sent in a sealed envelope directly to the program manager. You can add a copy of the transcripts to your application, nevertheless an original is needed.
5. Two (2) papers you have written for a course or for publication. Peer-reviewed publications are preferred.
6. Three (3) letters of reference: Letters of reference should be emailed directly to the program manager from your selected referees. If your selected referee would prefer to mail their letters, it should be placed in sealed envelopes, addressed to you, and signed by the author on the outside.
Please follow the Research/Study Plan guidelines below and should not exceed 5 pages (excluding references). Each page should have your name (Last, First) in the upper right corner of each page. Follow NIH format guidelines (Arial, Helvetica, Palatino Linotype, or Georgia fonts, font size 11 or larger with a minim of ½ inch margins.
Your Research/Study Plan should include the following:
(a) title of project and selected mentor(s)
(b) brief abstract, not to exceed 150 words
(c) summary of prior research experience and/or description of your substantive areas of interest
(d) specific aims of the proposed research project
(e) background and significance of the proposed research project
(f) description of the research design and methods
(g) description of career development and/or training activities to take place during the fellowship, not to exceed 500 words
(h) timeline for completing the project and training during the fellowship
- Application form, CV, Research Plan, and 2 papers should be submitted together by the applicant.
- The Letters of Reference should be submitted by letter writers directly to the Program Manager, preferably by email.
- Medical and/or graduate school transcripts should be sent to the program manager directly from the school or university and bear the official institutional seal. If the institution cannot provide the transcript via email, the transcript should be sent in a sealed envelope directly to the program manager.