How to Apply

Application Process and Selection for the Program

A renewal application was submitted to the NIH in May 2015. NIH support is requested for five postdoctoral training positions per year (2015 to 2020). We aim to recruit an equal number of PhD- and MD-trained fellows.

Prospective applicants should submit applications to Christopher R. McCartney, MD:

Through e-mail:
Through postal mail: Box 801406, UVA Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908

Applications should include the following:

  • Current CV
  • Personal statement, including: research experience, career goals, and how this post-doctoral experience will meet your research training needs
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • Official GRE and/or MCAT scores
  • Nomination letters (at least two, up to four)
  • Research proposal (3-4 pages) including:
    • Aims of research
    • Hypotheses to be tested
    • Background
    • Methods/Experimental Approach

Applications should be submitted no later than April 1 in anticipation of a July 1 start date. All applications are carefully evaluated by the Executive Steering Committee (ESC), which makes appointment decisions. The ESC evaluates applicants on the basis of the following:

  • academic achievement and strength of training;
  • research experience and productivity;
  • letters of reference;
  • proposed research project (and its relevance to the mission of NIDDK);
  • long-term commitment to research;
  • ethnic/racial diversity; and
  • disabilities (if disclosed by candidates)

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or be permanent residents (i.e., have a green card).

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.