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New York State International Training & Research Program

Application Process

To Apply to NYS-ITRP:

To apply to a Degree Program:

  • Arrange to meet an in-country contact to discuss your interest in the program. The in-country contact will refer you to the Program Director.
  • Prepare and submit your statement of purpose and a copy of your CV to the Program Director. The statement of purpose is a description of how you plan to apply the skills and knowledge resulting from the training project to your ongoing research in your home country upon your return (limit to 2 pages).
  • Take the GRE and TOEFL exams no later than March 1 of the year in which you plan to enroll.
  • Provide one (1) letter of recommendation from your in-country contact, and two (2) additional letters from references of your choice.
  • Complete an application to University at Albany School of Public Health, with assistance of Program Coordinator.
  • Submit official English translations of all relevant transcripts from colleges or universities of recognized standing to Program Coordinator.     
  • Provide a signed Acknowledgement Form (available from Program Coordinator or at www.downstate.edu/nysitrp).

To apply to the Epidemiology/Biostatistics Certificate Program:

  • Arrange to meet an in-country contact to discuss your interest in the program. The in-country contact will refer you to a Program Director.
  • Prepare and submit your statement of purpose and a copy of your CV to the Program Director. The statement of purpose is a description of how you plan to apply the skills and knowledge resulting from the training project to your ongoing research in your home country upon your return (limit to 2 pages).
  • Take the GRE and TOEFL exams no later than March 1 of the year in which you plan to enroll.
  • Provide one (1) letter of recommendation from your in-country contact.
  • Submit official English translations of all relevant transcripts from colleges or universities of recognized standing to the Program Coordinator.
  • Provide a signed Acknowledgement Form (available from Program Coordinator or at www.downstate.edu/nysitrp).

To apply to a Laboratory-Based Training Program:

  • Arrange to meet an in-country contact to discuss your interest in the program. The in-country contact will refer you to the Program Director.
  • Prepare and submit your statement of purpose and a copy of your CV to the Program Director. The statement of purpose is a description of how you plan to apply the skills and knowledge resulting from the training project to your ongoing research in your home country upon your return (limit to 2 pages).
  • Take the TOEFL exam.
  • Provide one (1) letter of recommendation from your in-country contact and two (2) letters from institutional representatives.
  • Submit official English translations of all relevant transcripts from colleges or universities of recognized standing to Program Coordinator.
  • Provide a signed Acknowledgement Form (available from Program Coordinator or at www.downstate.edu/nysitrp).

To apply to the Substance Use Prevention Research Program:

  • Arrange to meet an in-country contact to discuss your interest in the program. The in-country contact will refer you to the Program Director.
  • Prepare and submit your statement of purpose and a copy of your CV to the Program Director. The statement of purpose is a description of how you plan to apply the skills and knowledge resulting from the training project to your ongoing research in your home country upon your return (limit to 2 pages).
  • Provide 1 letter of recommendation from your in-country contact.
  • Submit official English translations of all relevant transcripts from colleges or universities of recognized standing to the Program Coordinator.
  • Provide a signed Acknowledgement Form (available from Program Coordinator or at www.downstate.edu/nysitrp).

 

Application Submission

For the laboratory-based training program, applications are received and reviewed by the selection committee throughout the year; trainees generally begin the program in the summer or fall.

For the university-based training program, applications are due on April 1. Applications are reviewed by the selection committee. Fellows begin the program in the fall.

For more information, please contact the NYS-ITRP Program Coordinator:


Konstantin Tchergueiko
STAR Program
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Avenue, Box 1240
Brooklyn, NY 11203 USA
Tel: 718-270-4571
Fax: 718-270-2440
Email: konstantin.tchergueiko@downstate.edu