9 January 2020



(Partially Funded)


Sarnoff Fellowship Program – Research Training for Medical Students

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.

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During the year in the laboratory, the Sarnoff Fellow will undertake his/her own research project and assume responsibility for it from inception to completion. The Fellow is expected, with guidance, to develop the hypothesis and specific aims of the project, to participate in the experimental design, to carry out appropriate experiments, to interpret the data with the help of his/her Preceptor

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Medicine

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

One Year.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Fellows are selected on the basis of a national competition. Sarnoff seeks individuals with demonstrated intellectual and academic achievement, as well as leadership ability.
  • Students without extensive prior research experience. Applicants enrolled in an MD/PhD program will not be eligible for a Sarnoff Fellowship.
  • Applications are encouraged by second and third-year medical students.
  • The fourth-year medical students are required to submit an official letter from their medical schools granting graduation deferment.
  • Applicants from members of underrepresented or historically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • $32,000 annual stipend
  • Allowances up to $8,000 for:
  1. Travel to select a Preceptor and Fellowship laboratory
  2. Moving expenses
  3. Health insurance
  4. Financial support to attend the Sarnoff Annual Scientific Meeting and American Heart Association Scientific Sessions
  5. Travel to present a paper, based on Fellowship research, at two national conferences

Students who are not U.S. citizens must have and maintain an appropriate visa. The Foundation will not handle visa matters for applicants.

How to Apply

First Step: Please fill the online application 

You will need to:

  • One-page personal statement describing scholarly interests and career plans
  • Three-page essay on the applicant’s cardiovascular topic of interest
  • Completed application form and signed statement of confidentiality
  • Official medical school transcript
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Recommendation from the applicant’s Sponsor
  • Two additional recommendations
  • Any other material that the applicant determines is appropriate to support the application

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This Scholarship Published by:
ESraa Mohammed Hashem / Egypt 

Reviewed by” Akram Salah / Egypt 
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MARJ3 Scholarships team