The Schizophrenia Fellowship Program allows individuals who have completed an accredited residency program in psychiatry to continue their clinical training in the care of patients with schizophrenia while engaging in mentored schizophrenia research at the clinical, basic or translational level. The clinical component involves 25% effort in the Schizophrenia Treatment and Research Program (STAR) at the JJ Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center in the Bronx (BVAMC). The remainder of time in the fellowship is devoted to mentored research in an area of the fellow’s choosing. Mentors may be selected from the faculty at VAMC or the Icahn School of Medicine. The aim of the program is to provide the first step toward establishing an independent research career focused on schizophrenia. Toward this goal, fellows are encouraged to work with their mentors toward the submission of a mentored research career development award through the VA Career Development Program or the NIH by the end of the two year fellowship period. The Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center located at the BVAMC provides infrastructure and educational support for research into serious mental illness, including schizophrenia, and for research fellows. A wide array of seminars, journal clubs, and didactic programs available through the BVAMC or Mount Sinai may be selected to supplement training.