Research Fellowship Program in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

How to Apply

Appointments to the Fellowship are ordinarily made for the academic year, September to August. The deadline for the application and all supporting materials has been extended from November 15th to December 31st (11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time) for the following academic year; applications may be received anytime during the year prior to the deadline. Interviews are required and are conducted at Stanford during December and early January (we are not able to provide travel expenses but will try to accommodate existing travel plans; if you expect to be in the Stanford area, please include this information with your application). The selection process is complete by January/February; physician candidates may apply on the same schedule, with their appointment beginning in 18 months.

To apply for the fellowship, please use the on-line form, which needs to include;

  • Application Information
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of professional plans, investigative interests, and goals for your training at Stanford; please also list Stanford faculty with whom you would prefer to meet if invited for an interview, click here.
  • List of references from whom you are requesting letters

Please have three letters of recommendation directed to Dr. Gardner, emailed directly from the sender to the fellowship coordinator at "". (Include, as appropriate, your residency director or PhD thesis advisor.)

If you have additional questions, you may contact;


Christopher D. Gardner, PhD, Training Program Director

c/o Sarah Marks

Stanford Prevention Research Center

Stanford University School of Medicine

Medical School Office Building

1265 Welch Road, MC 5411

Stanford, California 94305-5411