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What is a Visiting Scholar?

Trainees or collaborators coming from another country who have an academic appointment, employment, or are active students at a foreign institution or university.

Who can become a Visiting Scholar?

  • A student currently enrolled in a master’s program or above.
  • A professor at a foreign university.

What kind of research can a Visiting Scholar do?

Wet Lab - A lab environment that deals with chemicals, cultures, etc. to draw conclusions.

  • Examples at Moffitt include the following departments:
    • Cancer Physiology
    • Drug Discovery
    • Immunology
    • Molecular Biology
    • Tumor Biology

Dry Lab - A lab environment that uses computational elements and data collection to draw conclusions.

  • Examples at Moffitt include the following departments:
    • Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
    • Integrated Mathematical Oncology
    • Machine Learning 
    • Cancer Epidemiology
    • Health Outcomes and Behavior

How can you become a Visiting Scholar?

Moffitt does not provide placement services for potential trainees. Prospective visiting scholars are required to reach out to potential mentors based on their own interests. Search our Research section for mentors and get better acquainted with their work. Once they gain approval to join the lab, their mentor reaches out to our office. We will send the appropriate application directly to the student. Please do not submit an application without having a mentor, we will not be able to process it. After the application is received and approved, the student is put into contact with Moffitt’s Human Resources and Immigration departments, who will collect all required documentation. The onboarding process for visiting scholars takes more time than for a research trainee, due to the immigration process. Expect this process to take six-eight weeks, but this depends largely on how quickly the paperwork is received from the applicant.

Not sure if you qualify or have questions? Contact for more information.

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