Center for Molecular Imaging & Bioengineering

Request for Applications



The Tow Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

We at the Center for Molecular Imaging and Bioengineering are very excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Tow Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.  The deadline to apply is September 30, 2022.  Application details can be found here.

Most PhD scientists are trained in basic and sometimes applied research. A key challenge in preparing them to work in medical or medically related fields is equipping them to perform the translational aspects of their work — that is, how to apply the knowledge they have gained through research to the treatment of humans — and preparing them to meet an array of hurdles prior to the clinical study of a new drug or probe.

Tow Fellowship applicants go through a competitive review process. Awards are conferred only when the most highly qualified applicants with high-impact projects have been identified. Projects eligible for funding may include, but are not limited to: MI in cancer or developmental biology, small animal imaging of novel constructs, and imaging of infused or engineered cells. To be selected, projects must show exceptional levels of innovation and novelty and offer the prospect of yielding publishable results within two years. The applicants must also identify mentors from any collaborating fields.

Tow fellows are supported at a stipend commensurate with the level of experience. As with other MSK fellows, the awardees are eligible for the MSK postdoctoral benefits package. The awardees also receive a travel and supplies budget of up to $15,000. Fellows are appointed for one year, with possible second year and third year reappointments.

The postdoctoral applicant must devote at least 80% effort to the program. The applicant (PhD, MD, DDS, DVM, DO, or comparable doctoral-level degree) would ideally have one to three years of postdoctoral experience at the time of appointment.