Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Fellows are generally selected in August and January, but exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis. These awards are open to individuals – postdoctoral scientists, engineers, and physicians – with a passion both to tackle India-centric oncology problems and to further India's position as one of the world's hubs for cancer research. In order to promote the probability of high impact translational research with relevance to Indian oncology patients, the applicant must be either:
• an Indian national, or
• a non-Indian national who has a career intent to work on an Indian-centric research problem and spend time conducting research in India. The Koch Institute may consider inquiries from a host university regarding an exceptional biomedical research scientist or engineer who does not fall within the categories above.
The applicant should be about to submit his/her doctoral thesis or have up to, but no more than, three years postdoctoral experience from date of his/her PhD or MD.
Time spent outside the research environment will be taken into consideration. Applicants may have a background in any appropriate field of study (e.g. biology, medicine, chemistry, physics, or engineering) but must propose to address an important cancer research question. The proposed research should fall within the Koch Institute's current research areas of focus, as described above and on the Koch Institute's web site. Applicants must indicate which KI laboratory or laboratories would most effectively align with his or her proposed research.