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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, pelase contact the appropriate Program Coordinator:

Laboratory-Based Training:
Christine Geer
David Axelrod
Institute, Wadsworth Center
New York State Department of Health

PO Box 22202

Albany, NY 12201-2002USA

Tel: 518-408-2063
Fax: 518-408-2147
Email
: cmg06@health.state.ny.us

University-Based Training:
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