The training program is led by internationally recognized scientists, experts in vascular disease and mentors. The training program combines experiential training, mentorship, and collaboration with other institutions and scientists in the AHA Vascular Disease Network. Trainees will be expected to conduct an independent mentored research project. Fellows will choose a concentration in basic, clinical or population sciences.
Fellows will be expected to prepare manuscripts for presentation at national meetings and publication. The curriculum includes assistance writing successful grant applications.
Eligible fellows will have completed a postgraduate doctoral degree (MD, PhD, DO, ScD, MBA or other) prior to beginning the fellowship. The ideal scholar has a background in one of the following disciplines but other expertise will also be considered: clinical medicine, basic science, public health, epidemiology, mitochondrial disease, or cellular biology. The fellowship is highly multidisciplinary. Competitive candidates will be willing to train in more than one area (i.e. clinical medicine + mitochondrial disease for example). All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.
Additional eligibility criteria:
- U.S. citizen
- Permanent Resident
- Pending Permanent Resident (must have applied for permanent residency and have filed Form I-485 with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and have received authorization to legally remain in the U.S., having filed an Application for Employment Form I-765)
- E-3 Visa – specialty occupation worker
- H1-B Visa – temporary worker in a specialty occupation
- O-1 Visa – temporary worker with extraordinary abilities in the sciences
- TN Visa – NAFTA professional
- J-1 Visa – exchange visitor
- F-1 Visa – student
- G-4 Visa - family member of employee of international organizations and NATO
*All awardees must meet the citizenship criteria throughout the duration of the award.
The fellowship is two years in duration. Typically, fellows will begin in July. However, start dates may vary each year.
Salary and Benefits
The salary is competitive. Fellows may participate in the Northwestern University health and dental, group term and optional life insurance, long-term disability, FSA, retirement, and long-term care plans. Fellows are expected to devote 100% effort towards the fellowship and cannot hold any additional federal funding during the two-year fellowship. Support is provided for fellows to travel to at least one meeting per year related to the SFRN.
Applicants must provide a completed personal data form, a statement of interest, and two letters of recommendation. Competitive candidates are invited to share their research experience and interview with members of the Fellowship Selection Committee at Northwestern University.