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Bugher Fellowship in Hemorrhagic Stroke Research


Yale is proud to be the recipient of one of three American Heart Association awards to fund the Bugher Network of Centers of Excellence in Hemorrhagic Stroke Research.

The award recognizes and launches a hemorrhagic stroke research program into a nationally recognized network. Yale projects are focused on disadvantaged populations and cover basic, clinical, and population science. A focus of the Bugher Network is to identify, train, and nurture the development of the next generation of leaders in hemorrhagic stroke research.

We seek to enroll three fellows over four years with 75-100% dedicated research time while learning methods for research and completing a basic, clinical, or translational research project.

At the end of the two-year fellowship, fellows are expected to advance in their trajectory toward an academic career related to vascular neurology and hemorrhagic stroke research. For some, this will mean achieving an academic appointment, and for others, it will mean applying for an award to support research or career development. Each Bugher fellow will be paired with a specific Bugher investigator faculty mentor either at Yale or at another institution within the national Bugher network (Massachusetts General Hospital or University of California San Francisco). Fellows will participate and receive exposure to all aspects of the Yale Bugher program, projects, and collaborations throughout the AHA Bugher program.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible candidates must be post-doctoral fellows. Candidates must demonstrate a strong interest in an academic career related to vascular neurology, neuroscience, neuroinflammation research; provide evidence of exceptional performance in their medical or scientific training; demonstrate interest in working with project PIs (Lauren Sansing, Kevin Sheth, or Guido Falcone) on the Bugher sponsored research. Applications for the first cycle are due on March 1, 2021.

Applicants should email Guido Falcone, MD, ScD the following:

  • A cover letter explaining their interest in the fellowship and their qualifications for an academic career related to stroke research
  • CV
  • A letter of recommendation from their current or proposed research supervisor. This letter must comment on the candidate's recent professional performance, qualifications for a career in research, and explanation of the program or department's support for the applicant and his/her application. This letter must indicate that the fellow will have at least 75% of his/her time available to devote to research, not including the required course work.

Important Dates

  • March 1, 2021: Applications due
  • April 1, 2021: Successful applicants are notified.
  • April - July 1, 2021: Fellowship begins