Winship Postdoctoral Fellow Recruitment Event

Advanced doctoral candidates interested in cancer research from broadly diverse backgrounds are invited to a special recruitment event at Winship Cancer Institute on March 21-23, 2024.

Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is pleased to invite advanced doctoral candidates with diverse backgrounds and a keen interest in cancer research to apply for the opportunity to join us on the Emory University campus in Atlanta, Georgia, for a special recruitment event scheduled for March 21-23, 2024.

This event offers a unique opportunity to connect with potential mentors, interact with current postdoctoral researchers, and gain insights into life as a postdoctoral fellow at Emory University.

Here's a breakdown of what this event entails:

  • Approximately 10 applicants will be selected to visit Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Georgia's only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.
  • Selected applicants will have their travel expenses covered, with this offer being applicable to U.S. domestic travel only.
  • During your visit, you will have the chance to immerse yourself in Winship's dynamic and thriving cancer research environment and visit the Emory University campus.
  • In addition, you will have the opportunity to learn about Emory's comprehensive career development and postdoctoral support programs.
  • Discover the extensive research resources available at Emory University, which contribute to over $1 billion in funded research each year.

We welcome advanced doctoral candidates with a passion for cancer research to apply and be a part of this enriching three-day experience at Emory University:

  • March 21 - Afternoon arrival and dinner with current postdocs and faculty
  • March 22 - Symposium day; lunch with current postdocs; dinner with faculty
  • March 23 - Breakfast and explore Atlanta, departures in afternoon or next day

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be training grant eligible (current postdoctoral fellows are NOT eligible to apply) and anticipate completion of PhD degree by December 2024.

Application Process

Applications must be completed using the online application form and are due no later than 11:59pm EST on December 15, 2023. The items listed below will be needed for the application.

  • Cover Letter: including name, current institution and training program, contact information, graduate school mentor(s) and email address, thesis project title, and total months of graduate school experience.
  • Statement of Interest (500 word maximum): Please upload in pdf format, a statement of research interests and goals for future postdoctoral career, including a description of your current research project, future research interests, motivation for participating in this event and long-term goals.
  • Keywords to describe research interests (up to six keywords total)
  • A list of up to four faculty members with whom the applicant would like to meet. Faculty must be members of one of the four research programs of Winship Cancer Institute. Browse membership here.
  • NIH Format Biosketch (5 page maximum )
  • Mentor letter of recommendation (500 word max): must be on letterhead with mentor signature and include a statement confirming the applicant has made sufficient progress in thesis work and is expected to complete a PhD degree by December 2024. Letter of recommendation to be sent to Must be received by 11:59pm on December 15, 2023.

Once received, completed applications will be reviewed by a selection committee. Notification of acceptance will be sent via email.


  • RFP Announcement: November 8, 2023
  • Application Receipt Date: December 15, 2023
  • Awardee Announcement Date: January 12, 2023
  • Awardee Acceptance Due Date: January 26, 2023
  • Recruitment Event: March 21-23, 2024

Please direct any questions you have regarding this special event to

Excellence through Diversity

To support excellence and diversity among program applicants and awardees, proposals are encouraged from groups identified as nationally underrepresented in the sciences including women, members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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