Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program: How to Apply

Application Available
The application for the 2014-2015 academic year is now available.

You must be a postdoctoral PhD researcher to be considered for support through the Translational Research Oncology Training Program (TROT).

For Internal Applicants

Anyone who is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is considered an internal applicant. Application requirements for internal applicants include the following:

  • You must have an appointment either a) in the laboratory of a designated Preceptor or b) with an experienced investigator who has a proven track record of mentorship and plans to apply for Preceptor status as a participant in TROT
  • Three letters of recommendation describing your qualifications to perform scientific research; at least one must be submitted by your proposed Preceptor, and at least one must come from an investigator outside Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, preferably from your PhD training
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications
  • Statement of your research goals and your relationship to your proposed training program (one page maximum)
  • Your research training goals (five pages maximum), including:
    • The scientific background for your project, including appropriate citations to scientific literature
    • A description, with citations, of the questions your research is intended to answer and your specific approach (strategies, methods) to these problems
    • brief statement of the significance of your research project

For External Applicants

Anyone who does not currently hold an appointment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is considered an external applicant. Application requirements for external applicants include the following:

  • You must propose an appointment to the laboratory of a designated Preceptor at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Three letters of recommendation describing your qualifications to perform scientific research; at least one must be submitted by your proposed Preceptor, and at least one must come from an investigator outside Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, preferably from your PhD training
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications
  • Statement of research goals and relationship to proposed training program (one page maximum)
  • Your research training goals, including (five pages maximum):
    • The scientific background for your project, including appropriate citations to scientific literature
    • A description, with citations, of the questions your research is intended to answer and your specific approach (strategies, methods) to these problems
    • A brief statement of the significance of your research project