Education and Training

The Koch Institute significantly furthers MIT's core mission of education through its award-winning faculty and programs to train the world's next generation of cancer researchers.

Endowed Full Professorship

Name a professorship at the Koch Institute: provide one the most sought-after rewards for great teachers in the field of cancer research and help the KI attract top new faculty investigators. An endowed professorship bestows upon the chair holder both much deserved recognition and extra resources that provide much valued professional flexibility. more >>

Endowed Career Development Professorship

Fund this special award made to more junior Koch Institute faculty members whose cancer research promises to make a fundamental contribution to a field; includes a scholarly allowance that allows the incumbent greater flexibility to react quickly to new ideas and push for research breakthroughs. Such rapid response to new research often leads to major initiatives, which in turn helps attract significant external resources. more >>

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Establish a postdoctoral fellowship at the Koch Institute and provide an opportunity for a promising recent PhD. graduate to conduct leading edge cancer research at the intersection of science and engineering. Koch Institute postdoctoral fellows -- trained in a wide range of science and engineering fields, and chosen from a promising and brilliant cadre of applicants -- conduct research of their choice in collaboration with the KI's faculty. more >>

Graduate Student Fellowships

Help the Koch Institute attract top graduate students, who, with the KI faculty, will drive discovery and exploration in cancer research. Whether teaching and mentoring undergraduates or collaborating with faculty on research, graduate students are crucial to the strength and the integrity of the KI. The advances they make in cancer research while at the KI enhance MIT's reputation as a leader in education and research. Graduate student fellowships enable top graduate students to attend MIT and allow MIT to stay competitive with other schools offering generous aid to grad students. more >>

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program

A Koch Institute Undergraduate Research Opportunity Fund (UROP) allows an MIT student with a passion for cancer research to fully participate in the work of a Koch Institute faculty lab. The undergraduate student works directly with faculty and interdisciplinary teams on cutting-edge cancer research, gaining valuable hands-on experience and enjoying direct mentoring relationships with faculty and graduate students. more >>

For more information on making a naming gift to the Koch Institute, please contact:

Lisa Marks Schwarz
Managing Director of Development 
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, 76-158
Cambridge, MA 02319 

Phone: 617-324-7399
Email: lms1@mit.edu