Application Process


Who is eligible to apply for a position on the training grant?

All individuals supported by this grant mechanism must be US citizens or noncitizen nationals (permanent residents). Students on temporary or student visas are not eligible. Individuals must have successfully completed an MD or PhD in a related field and have identified a research mentor working in one of the five hematology-related domains.

There are two main paths to Traineeship on this NIH-funded T32: Fellowship and direct traineeship for other postdocs.

  1. MD Fellows: Many of our most promising Fellows are supported as T32 Trainees in their second and third years of Fellowship. Being a Trainee during Fellowship intensifies the research training and preparation for an academic career based in research in Hematology. If you do wish to apply for our academic Heme-Onc Fellowship Program, which includes both clinical and research training, please see the Fellowship Program.
  2. Other Postdoctoral Trainees: This Program is also open to PhD applicants who wish to obtain research training in our Program, or to MD applicants who do not wish to receive clinical training at our institution. Those individuals may apply directly to the Hematology Research Training Program via the instructions below.

How do individuals apply to the program and what is the application deadline?

A complete application must include the following:

  1. Application form
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Personal Statement substantiating interest in Hematology Research (include your domain of study as it pertains to one of the five identified areas of focus for this grant: Transplant Biology/Immunology, Vascular Biology, Stem Cell Biology/Gene Therapy, Thrombosis Hemostasis/Red Cells, or Malignant Hematology Biology/Translational Science)
  4. Research and Career Plan
  5. Summary of Previous Research Activity
  6. Copies of Publications
  7. Transcript from Medical School (or Graduate School if applicable)
  8. Letters of Recommendation (3) (can be sent separately)
    • One letter must be from your proposed mentor. In it, the mentor must address:
      1. your qualifications and commitment to academic research
      2. training research plan and mentor’s facilities to conduct it
      3. your potential for long term academic success

Application Submission

These materials should be submitted to Heidi Goski by e-mail at If you have questions, please contact Barbara Porwit, Program Administrator.

Application Deadline and Decision Timeline

Rolling application acceptance year-round. Decisions are made in April for traineeships beginning July 1.