CVI Fellowship Training Program (T32)
Brief Program Description
This program trains a total of six fellows over two years in the following areas of vascular medicine & research: Vascular Reactivity & Thrombosis, Vascular Regeneration & Development, Metabolic or Lifestyle Influences on Vascular Outcomes, Proteomic Markers & Genetic Determinants of Vascular Disease, Gender & Ethnicity Differences in Vascular Disease, and Vascular Bioengineering. Twenty-nine faculty mentors from eighteen different departments within the School of Medicine and the University provide a variety of angles from which to address fundamental questions about vascular disease.
A structured curriculum, well-defined mentorship, and both internal and external evaluations ensure that fellows receive training in both research and career development to prepare them for independent careers. All fellows undergo a minimum two-year training period, with strong encouragement to submit individual research proposals (NRSA and AHA) for the following year(s). Support for a second year is conditional on evidence of research progress. At times a third year is offered for the transition to independence. It is mandatory that in Year 1 the trainee and mentor will outline a career plan for transition to independence, which may include grant preparations for funding through a K08 mechanism or application to the existing K12.
Please Note, don't apply if your research proposal primarily or exclusively focuses on cardiomyocyte biology, plasticity, senescence or translational applications in heart failure research, which should be directed to our sister T32 "Research Training in Myocardial Biology at Stanford". Proposals that focus on imaging should investigate our other sister T32 "Multi-Disciplinary Training Program in Cardiovascular Imaging at Stanford".
If you are interested in applying for two-year research opportunities, please:
1. Check to make sure you meet the following eligibility requirements (as per NIH policy) listed below:
- You must be a US citizen or permanent resident
- You must not have already received more than 2 years of post-doctoral funding from NIH training grants (e.g., T32, NRSA) in order to be eligible for this award
- You must have a PhD, MD or equivalent degree by the start of training.
2. Please identify and contact a faculty mentor to ensure that he or she has space in the lab, and that there is mutual interest in a training opportunity. Mentors not currently affiliated with the program who would like to sponsor an applicant should contact a program director. Applicants who would like to work with mentors not currently affiliated with the program should also contact a program director.
3. Fill out the online application. Please include all information and uploads during your application.
4. And finally, email or fax the 3 letters of recommendation according to the deadline instructions below to CVI Program Manager, David Preston, at the email address or fax number listed below.
Our office should receive submitted online application form and all supporting materials, including letters of reference, arriving no later than March 15, 2016. Please request letters of reference as soon as possible and ask that they be sent directly to David Preston via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax: (650) 736-0234.
We will offer interviews to selected candidates in May and June 2016 for a July 2016 start date. Interviews take place in Palo Alto, CA. There is no travel financial support for invited candidates.