The Sarnoff Fellowship Program offers medical students enrolled in accredited U.S. medical schools the opportunity to spend a year conducting intensive work in biomedical research facility in the United States, other than the medical school in which they are enrolled.
Fellows are selected on the basis of a national competition. Sarnoff seeks individuals with demonstrated intellectual and academic achievement, as well as leadership ability.
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.
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.
- US Citizen
- US National or Permanent Resident
- Citizen of another country
- Extreme financial need
- Underrepresented racial or ethnic group
- $32,000 + up to $8,000 for travel, moving, health insurance and funds for travel to present a paper at two national conferences