Foreign Applicants

There are currently several openings for foreign MD or PhD graduates who wish to pursue research training in the US. Applicants should have a strong background in research. All foreign applicants must have their own funding.

Note: The application process is approximately 3-5 months long. Send your CV no earlier than 5 months before you are available to start. Once you have successfully interviewed and are offered a position, they are valid for 3 weeks only. If you do not accept within this time frame, the offer will become void.
 We do not accept fellows with F1 visas. You must have a J1 or an H1B visa, be a permanent resident or a US citizen to qualify for the interview. We do not reimburse travel costs for interviews.

How do I apply?

To inquire about a fellowship position, please send your CV and a cover letter to:

Ralph Weissleder, MD, PhD
Center for Systems Biology
CRP 185-5206
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: (617) 726-8226
Fax: (617) 643-6133

Please note that Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School require the following documents for the final application:

  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae, in English
  • Three original letters of recommendation on letterhead stationery,
    in English, addressed to Dr. Weissleder
  • A notarized copy of your medical degree,translated into English by a licensed translator
  • Credentials must be evaluated by a licensed credential agency such as: Center for educational documentation or Educational International
  • An Exchange Visitor coming to a Partners Institution such as MGH-CSB must be able to demonstrate financial support based on years of experience as a Postodoctoral Research Fellow (see chart):
    Years of Experience Required funding for 2015 Monthly Required funding
    0 $50,004 $4,167
    1 $50,376 $4,198
    2 $50,760 $4,230
    3 $52,896 $4,408
    4 $54,756 $4,563
    5 $56,880 $4,740
    6 $59,100 $4,925
    7 or More $61,308 $5,109
  • Proof of funding must be presented via a letter from a funding agency/University. Letter must be in English or translated by a licensed translator. Personal funds will NOT be accepted.
  • Proof of health insurance coverage for you and family members who are accompanying you
  • A completed application form for MGH research fellowships

Any questions regarding our final application process please contact Serena Sullivan