Invited Graduate Student Symposia

St. Jude offers two annual invited events for select PhD students from around the U.S.: the National Graduate Student Symposium (NGSS), held in spring, and the Future Fellow Research Conference (FFRC), held in summer. Both events are all-expenses-paid and are hosted on the St. Jude campus in Memphis, Tennessee.

These competitive symposia allow PhD-level graduate students from U.S. institutions to present their work, meet our faculty and learn about the cutting-edge research and facilities at St. Jude.

The symposia and application process are not advertised; thus, students may apply only if they have received an invitation from St. Jude, or are nominated by a faculty advisor.

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

Nominate a Student