You must qualify for and apply to one of the following program categories:
 
Visiting Graduate Researcher (VGR) Visiting Scholars (VS) International Visiting Faculty (IVF) Bridge Fellow (BF)
Students currently enrolled in a master’s or doctorate program at partnered institution outside the United States coming to conduct research as part of the academic program requirements Professionals in the fields including physicians coming to collaborate on research projects or conduct independent research Faculty on sabbatical from partnered institutions coming to collaborate on research projects or conduct independent research Post-baccalaureate students seeking additional research experience in preparation for advanced degree program including masters and Ph.D. programs
 

Appointment Validity*

The maximum appointment period will depend on program category:
 
Visiting Graduate Researcher (VGR) Visiting Scholars (VS) International Visiting Faculty (IVF) Bridge Fellow (BF)
  • Up to 2 years for Master students
  • Up to 4 years for Doctorate students
Up to 3 years Up to 3 years Up to 18 months
 
*Multi-year participation is available but not to exceed the validity of financial support
**All GSP participation is subject to an annual review, mutual consent between participants and City of Hope as well as resources available. The maximum program length here suggests the most time you may spend at City of Hope to complete your research objectives and is not a guarantee.