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Application Information, VA HSR&D Fellowship

Pre-Application Phone Call

If you plan to apply and you meet the eligibility requirements, we recommend a pre-application telephone call with the co-directors, Drs. Nelson and Young. Please email the Fellowship Coordinator, Mary Little (, your current CV and, a brief summary of your research interests, and indicate that you would like to set up a telephone call with the co-directors to discuss the fellowship. Please be prepared to discuss your research interests and career goals on this call. The purpose of the call is to determine your fit for the program and to assess how well your research interests and goals met the aims of the program. This is not a required part of the application process, but it is recommended.

Formal Application Steps

To apply, please assemble the following documents:

  1. A completed MD Fellowship Application Form
  2. An updated CV
  3. A brief statement of research interests or a personal statement, approximately ½ page to one page in length
  4. Three letters of recommendation

Please submit the first three documents by email to Mary Little, the Fellowship Coordinator, at: Letters of recommendation can be sent directly by mail or fax to:

Mary Little
Fellowship Coordinator
Seattle HSR&D Center
Metropolitan Park West Building
110 Olive Way, Suite 1400 
Seattle, WA 98101
Telephone: (206) 764-2611
Fax: (206) 764-2935

Any questions about the application or the process should be addressed to Mary.


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; however, all application materials must be received by December 1st to be considered for the following academic year, starting July 1st, in order to allow sufficient time for interview and hiring processes.

Please note:  Applications to the master’s degree programs within UW School of Public Health have separate applications processes and deadlines from the fellowship. The deadlines vary by program but tend to be by the end of the year.