The National Cancer Institute is committed to fostering a diverse community of scientists and expanding the representation among its trainees. The Intramural Diversity Workforce Branch in the Center for Cancer Training was established to help attract, recruit, and build this community. The Graduate Student Recruiting Program (GSRP) was instituted to recruit postdoctoral fellows to complete their training at NCI.
GSRP is a competitive program that aims to facilitate senior graduate students obtaining postdoc positions at NCI. The top 25 applicants are invited to NCI, and over the course of two days will learn about the research program and training opportunities, present their work at poster sessions, and interview with principal investigators (scheduled prior to arriving at the NIH). This program provides an advantage to graduate students because the accepted applicants are selected by NCI investigators looking to fill open position and view GSRP as a source for qualified candidates. In addition, the poster sessions provide an excellent opportunity for networking and fostering collaborations with NCI investigators.
To be eligible for the GSRP, you must 1) be enrolled at a U.S. institution (GSRP is open to U.S. citizens and foreign nationals) and 2) you must complete your Ph.D. requirements by December 2018. Applications open December 1, 2017, please visit here for more information and to complete your application. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact the GSRP Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.