NIH Fellowships for Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Trainees

The Training Program in Mechanisms of Virus-Host Interactions focuses on the pathogenesis of viral diseases of humans and animals, and includes viral oncology. Our goal is to develop junior scientists and investigators who have strong fundamental knowledge of virology and laboratory research, preparing them for careers at universities and in industry to confront the challenges of understanding infectious diseases. Our Training Faculty are experienced researchers from Icahn School of Medicine (MSSM) and NYU School of Medicine (NYUSOM). We provide prestigious training fellowships funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The primary objective of the NRSA program is to prepare individuals with exceptional academic credentials and potential, for careers that have a significant impact on the Nation's biomedical research agenda. MSSM and NYUSOM offer positions for four pre-doctoral trainees and four post-doctoral candidates on an annual basis.

Eligibility and Requirements
Only US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply. Pre-doctoral positions require admission to the graduate program of MSSM Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences or NYU Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. Post-doctoral trainees require a Ph.D. and or M.D. Both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral trainees are required to hold a position within the laboratory of a Training Faculty.

Application Process
A Request for Applicants is distributed on an annual basis to the Training Faculties. The Admission committee reviews the requested material (see below) and selects the most qualified applicants to join the Training Program. Any inquiries regarding the application process can be directed to nancy.garcia@mssm.edu or peter.palese@mssm.edu with "NIH Training Application" as the subject line.

Requested information from Applicant

  1. A current Curriculum Vitae of the applicant.
  2. A list of the applicant's publications.
  3. A one-page description of the applicant's research experience.
  4. Predoctoral candidates only: The applicant's GRE scores and transcripts from their undergraduate institution and graduate school.