St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital National Graduate Student Symposium (NGSS)

The St. Jude National Graduate Student Symposium (NGSS) is an all-expenses-paid event held each spring on the St. Jude campus in Memphis, Tennessee.

This competitive academic and professional development event allows PhD-level graduate students from U.S. institutions to present their own work, in addition to learning about the cutting-edge research and facilities at St. Jude.

Neither the symposium nor the application process is advertised; thus, students can only apply if they have either received an invitation from St. Jude, or are nominated by a faculty advisor.

To nominate one (or more) PhD candidates to be invited to apply for the NGSS, faculty may select thelink below. Nominations must be received by October 31 in the year prior to the symposium.

If you are a student who has been invited to apply, please read the NGSS application instructions, review the eligibility requirements, and then select the appropriate link below.


Nomination form

Application form