1. CV / resume / biosketch, providing details of your academic training to-date and any relevant research and work experience. If you are a graduate student, include your current academic standing (number of credits taken to date and GPA).
2. Letters from both participating mentors. These should describe, in detail, (i) a unique and well-thought out training plan for the applicant, including the experimental goals within each lab for the upcoming year, (ii) how those goals will complement one another across disciplines to answer a clearly described question in cancer biology, and (iii) the role of each mentor in the instruction and supervision of the applicant. The letters should also assess the current strengths of the applicant and how the proposed training program will further enhance their professional and academic development.
Note: Additional letters of recommendation are not required. Postdoctoral applicants may submit one additional letter from their primary PhD thesis advisor if desired.
Filenames: "ApplicantLastName_MentorLast Name_IDTG-RecLetter.pdf"
3. Research proposal. The document should be no more than three single spaced pages (Arial 11 point font or equivalent in size) for all sections, including figures. Literature cited is not counted against the three page limit.
Note: We strongly advise that the description of the research focus on (i) the big picture of the interdisciplinary dual-mentor training plan, (ii) the significance of the question being asked and answered, and (iii) the rationale governing the combination of approaches to be employed between the two labs, rather than providing excessive experimental details.