Visiting Fellows Program
The objective of the Starr Cancer Consortium Visiting Fellows Program is to advance the goals of the Consortium by helping post-doctoral fellows and students share and expand their scientific expertise and experience thereby furthering collaborative efforts among the SCC institutions. The Program gives post-doctoral fellows and students at SCC institutions opportunities to spend time in a laboratory at one of the other SCC institutions. The training and research undertaken by the Fellows in their recipient laboratories should be plausibly related to cancer but does not need to be in a pre-existing SCC-funded project.
Visits of 1 week to 3 months duration.
Post-doctoral fellows and students working in a laboratory at one of the five SCC institutions are eligible to apply1. The recipient laboratory must be at a SCC institution2, but cannot be at the applicant's home institution. The applicant's home laboratory and the recipient laboratory must have an ongoing collaboration, however, a pre-existing SCC-funded project is not required. Approval for the visiting fellowship is required from both the director of the applicant's home laboratory and the director of the recipient laboratory prior to application submission.
1 In the case of the Broad Institute, post-doctoral fellows and students working in the laboratories of senior staff, core and associate members are eligible to apply.
2 In the case of the Broad Institute, laboratories of senior staff, core and associate members can be recipient laboratories.
The fellowship covers reasonable travel and housing costs for Fellows whose recipient laboratory is in a different city from their home institution. It is the Fellow's responsibility to arrange his/her housing.
Supply funds will be provided to support laboratory costs in the recipient laboratory, pro-rated by time at $650 per week. Supply funds will not be provided if the training and research undertaken in the recipient laboratory is part of an ongoing SCC-funded project.
The policies and procedures of the recipient laboratory's institution will apply during the fellowship.
Applicants must prepare a short application using the Visiting Fellows Program application template. Applicants should contact the Program's point of contact at the recipient institution for guidance on pre- and post-award logistics.
The application includes:
- Description of applicant's current research
- Description of the ongoing collaboration between the applicant's home and recipient laboratories
- Description of topic and scope of the training and/or research to be undertaken in the recipient laboratory
- Explanation of how the fellowship will further the goals of the SCC
- Housing plan, including cost. (Only for applicants whose recipient laboratory is in a different city from their home institution)
- Statement of approval from the director of the applicant's home laboratory
- Statement of approval from the director of the recipient laboratory
|Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard:||Emily Snyder, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory:||Alyson Kass-Eisler, email@example.com|
|Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center:||Denise Cruz, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|The Rockefeller University:||Amy Wilkerson, email@example.com|
|Weill Cornell Medical College:||Lynda Pierini, firstname.lastname@example.org|
Members of the SCC Executive Committee will review each application and make the funding decisions. Applications will be assessed with respect to the potential to further the goals of the SCC. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis as they are received.
A 1 page report describing activities and accomplishments during the fellowship is required. The report should be submitted within two months after the end of the fellowship and sent to SCC@mskcc.org