Printed from Sarnoff Foundation website ( Jan 7, 2009

2009-2010 Sarnoff Fellowship Program Application

Application Deadline: January 7, 2009

The following portions of the application should completed and submitted online:

  1. A one page personal statement describing scholarly interests and career plans. Please discuss your prior research experience, if any, why you would like to spend a year doing research, what you expect from your Sarnoff Fellowship, and how the Sarnoff Fellowship experience might change your career plans.

  2. A three page essay on a cardiovascular topic of interest to you. The essay should consist of three components: (1) describe in one page a clinical or scientific problem, review the literature, and define the relevance of the problem to cardiovascular medicine; (2) describe in one page various strategies or experiments to examine the problem (but do not include laboratory protocols); (3) explain in one page which approach to this problem you find most interesting and why.

    This is not meant to define your future research as a Sarnoff Fellow, nor does it commit you to a specific research project. Fellows will ultimately choose their area of research and their Preceptor after their acceptance into the program and after consultation with the Sponsor and Sarnoff Scientific Committee Advisor.

  3. A copy of the applicant's curriculum vitae.

    The personal statement and essay should be single-spaced and conform to the following type requirements: 1) the font size should be at least 10 point; 2) the type density should be no more than 15 characters per inch; and 3) no more than 54 lines per page.

  4. Three recommendation letters - one from the Sponsor and two additional references.

    Please register your references on the following link as soon as you have identified them:

    Click here

    Your references will receive an e-mail from Sarnoff and asked to submit their recommendations on the online Sarnoff Fellowship Application system.

    Recommendations must be submitted by Wednesday, January 7, 2009.

First Name:
Last Name:
Permanent Address:
Medical School Name:
Current Address:
Year in Medical School
Year 1   Year 2   Year 3   Year 4*
* Fourth year medical students are required to submit an official letter from their medical school granting graduation deferment.
How did you learn about the Fellowship Program?
Are you willing to leave your medical school for the Fellowship award term?
Yes   No  
If NO, please explain your reason for not being able to leave your medical school for the Fellowship award term:
Please insert names, titles, and institutional affiliations.

    Email:   Phone:

    Email:   Phone:

First Name:
Last Name:
Institutional Name:
Sponsor Phone:
Sponsor Fax:
Sponsor Email:
Please prepare in a Word file and attach here.
Personal statement
Curriculum vitae

The following portions of the application should be mailed directly to the Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation:

  1. An official medical school transcript.
  2. A completed recommendation form from the applicant's Sponsor.
  3. Two additional completed recommendation forms.
  4. Any other material that the applicant determines is appropriate to support the application.
  5. * Fourth year medical students are required to submit an official letter from their medical school granting graduation deferment.


Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation
731 Walker Road, Suite G-2
Great Falls, VA 22066
FAX (703) 759-7838

Statement regarding confidentiality of letters or statements of recommendation and of Sarnoff Scientific Committee evaluation

Letters of recommendation to the Scientific Committee and the Scientific Committee's evaluations of an applicant are considered confidential unless the applicant specifically states s/he does not waive the right of access to such statements and evaluations. It is the applicant's responsibility to inform the recommenders, evaluators and Scientific Committee whether the Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation may receive and maintain letters, statements and its own evaluation in confidence. The applicant must choose one of the options below concerning the right of access:

I DO — DO NOT expressly and voluntarily agree to waive whatever right of access I may have under law, regulation or policy to the letters of recommendation submitted on my behalf to, and evaluation of my application and accompanying materials by, Sarnoff's Scientific Committee. If waived, I understand that the comments and evaluation of the Scientific Committee will not be shared with me.


Sarnoff Cardiovascuar Research Foundation
731 G-2 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA 22066
P: (888) 4-SARNOFF or (703) 759-7600   -   F: (703) 759-7838   -   Email: