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The Moffitt Innovators of Tomorrow (MIOT) Symposium is a competitive program that provides promising predoctoral students and recent doctoral graduates with a complimentary trip to Tampa, Florida to visit our campus, present their research, meet our faculty and learn about our postdoctoral training opportunities.

Research at Moffitt

Moffitt Cancer Center is the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida and is among the top cancer centers nationwide. Our faculty and program support staff are committed to providing postdoctoral researchers with the mentorship, funding and networking opportunities and professional development needed to prepare them for a successful career.

Researcher in the laboratory

Our researchers are contributing to the prevention and cure of cancer in the following areas:

Symposium Features

Invited attendees will give oral research presentations, tour our campus, attend faculty research presentations, learn about our robust research resources and support services, network with current Moffitt postdoctoral fellows, attend a professional development seminar led by Moffitt faculty, learn about our postdoctoral training programs, meet one-on-one with faculty members, and do some sight-seeing in downtown Tampa.

What’s Included

Complimentary travel and lodging:

  • Roundtrip domestic flight to Tampa International Airport
  • Two-night stay in a private hotel room
  • Local transportation
  • Meals

Program Features

  • Attendee research presentations
  • Faculty research presentations
  • Professional development seminar
  • Tour of research facilities
  • Reception with Moffitt researchers
  • Dinner in downtown Tampa
  • Individual meetings with faculty members

Eligibility and Selection

Predoctoral students in their final two years of study and recent doctoral graduates within one year of their graduation date are welcome to apply. Applicants should be interested in pursuing a career in applied cancer research in one of the areas listed above. Researchers who identify with an underrepresented population are especially encouraged to apply.

Selection is competitive, and applications will be reviewed by a committee of Moffitt faculty and administrators on a rolling basis.

Upcoming Event Dates

November 8-9, 2023
Applications received between March 18 – August 31, 2023, will be considered for invitation to the November 2023 MIOT Symposium.

April 22-23, 2024
Applications received between September 16, 2023 – February 12, 2024, will be considered for invitation to the April 2024 MIOT Symposium

October 16-17, 2024
Applications received between February 13, 2024 – July 31, 2024, will be considered for invitation to the October 2024 MIOT Symposium

November 27-28, 2025

Application Requirements

To apply, visit the online application and provide the following:

  • Current CV
  • Cover letter
  • Recommendation letter from your current PI
  • List of Moffitt faculty members you are interested in meeting with one-on-one

For more information, please contact