Research in science and engineering has become increasingly multidisciplinary, reflecting the demands of modern technologies. In addition, nanobiotechnology is an important area that addresses many problems affecting human health. Therefore, our graduate training programs aims to train doctoral level (PhD) and postdoctoral scientists and engineers who will create new knowledge and develop new technologies crucial for solving health and environmental challenges. 

The INBT’s Nanotechnology for Cancer Research Fellowship (NTCR) supports integrated interdisciplinary predoctoral and postdoctoral training programs at the interface of nanotechnology, cancer biology, and oncology. We work to create new and improved diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic tools to detect, diagnose, treat, and prevent cancer.

What to Expect

  • Full tuition support and health insurance in addition to an annual stipend.
  • Co-mentorship by faculty experts from outside, as well as within, your specialty.
  • Work in a variety of lab settings and build collaborative skills.


This program is open to admitted Johns Hopkins PhD students and post-docs.


Fellows take two core courses and one lab course. They learn alongside other INBT-sponsored students in cross-disciplinary journal clubs, practice teaching and attend weekly clinic conferences and tumor boards, and attend professional development seminars, the Women in Cancer Research Seminar Series, and the Women Researchers Round Table, and present research at the annual NanoBio Symposium. 


All predoctoral fellows must complete all course requirements of their home department. Below are the required courses that predoctoral and postdoctoral NTCR fellows must successfully complete.

  • Fundamental Physics and Chemistry of Nano Materials
  • Nano Bio Lab
  • Advanced Cell Biology
  • NTCR Journal Club course (every fall and spring)