Marie-Josée Kravis Women in Science Endeavor (WiSE)
Welcome to Kravis WiSE
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has long recognized the vital importance of recruiting and supporting top female scientists. Today, women conduct a wide range of clinical and laboratory research at MSK and are leaders at all levels in the organization. Despite this progress, more needs to be done to close the gender gap in research and career opportunities.
Toward that goal, MSK has created the Marie-Josée Kravis Women in Science Endeavor (WiSE). This wide-ranging initiative provides essential, sustained funding for trainees, as well as mentoring and professional development to women pursuing careers in biomedical research at MSK. It will help ensure that talented MSK women reach their greatest potential in their pursuit of scientific excellence.
Kravis WiSE is made possible by a generous philanthropic gift from Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis. MSK is deeply grateful to Kravises for their long-standing dedication to supporting science and scientists at MSK.
An Integrated System of Support
The Marie-Josée Kravis Women in Science Endeavor Graduate Fellowship
The Kravis WiSE Graduate Fellowship provides a three-year stipend and fringe benefits to a female graduate student chosen by a faculty committee through a competitive review process. One student who has completed her thesis proposal exam will be named each year. She will present her work at the annual Kravis WiSE Symposium. More information about applying for fellowships can be found on OneMSK.
The Marie-Josée Kravis Women in Science Endeavor Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Kravis WiSE Postdoctoral Fellowship provides a two-year stipend and fringe benefits to a female research associate or fellow who has completed at least three years of post-graduate study. She will be chosen by a faculty committee through a competitive review process. The fellow will also present her work at the annual Kravis WiSE Symposium and, as a condition of the fellowship, must apply for a K99/R00 National Institutes of Health Pathway to Independence Award to continue her research. Mentorship will be provided throughout the grant application process. More information about applying for fellowships can be found on OneMSK.
Kravis WiSE Symposium
The Kravis WiSE Symposium is held every year during Women’s History Month (March). This day-long event will host scientific leaders from MSK and other institutions. Winners of the Kravis WiSE Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellowships will present their research at the event.