2017 K12 Training Program in Nervous System Tumors

September 16, 2016

AWARD DETAILS: 2 years of sponsored research experience, and didactic research training
ANTICIPATED AWARD DATES: July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019

The Massachusetts General Hospital is pleased to offer a National Cancer Institute-sponsored, 2-year research/training fellowship in nervous system tumors.

Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents, must have completed clinical training in neurology, neurosurgery, medical oncology, pediatric oncology or radiation oncology and must be eligible for HMS appointment at the Fellow or Instructor level.

The program consists of 2 years of research experience as well as didactic training in clinical research methodology. Trainees are expected to devote at least 75% effort to research training. Trainees should engage in laboratory-based or clinical translational research on nervous system tumors under the guidance of an experienced mentor.

Applications are due by October 31, 2016 for the training period July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2019. Awardees will be notified by December 12, 2016.

An application consists of: 1) project description (2 pages maximum), 2) curriculum vitae (HMS format) and 3) three letters of recommendation. 

Please see the K12 program website for more information:


Applications should be submitted as a single pdf via email to:

Leah Hesse, Ph.D.
K12 Program Administrator