How to Apply

Prospective applicants interested in pursuing the T32 Gerontological and Geriatric Research Fellowship program are required to apply using the instructions and documents below. There are three spots available each year and can be supported through funding for up to three years.

Application Process

Applicants must have received a PhD, an MD, or a comparable doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution, must be U.S. citizens/permanent residents, and must be interested in pursuing an academic research career.

Application Deadline: This program offers a continuous rolling application unless otherwise noted.

Submitting an Application
Completed applications, letters of recommendation and supporting documents should be addressed to
Dr. Barbara Nicklas
J. Paul Sticht Center on Aging
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157

For all other questions, including requests for application materials as well as inquiries about the process, interview arrangements, or the receipt of materials, please send an email to Teresa Harnish

Required Documentation
As part of the application process, prospective fellows will need to submit the following documents:

  • Completed application
  • Personal statement or letter of interest explaining career choice and goals
  • Three letters of recommendation to be addressed to the program director
  • Current photograph

Invitations for interviews will be sent by email from our fellowship coordinator. Interviews may also be conducted via Skype or Facetime media if travel or time restrictions exist.