Donor Funded Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Cancer Prevention Research Training Program at the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center prepares scientists and clinicians to achieve leadership roles as research investigators in the field of cancer prevention and control. The Program is designed to expand the perspective of the trainees by moving them from their base of strength in a particular specialty and to equip them with additional knowledge of the other cancer prevention and control disciplines. This cross-disciplinary training is accomplished by attending seminars and by participating in ongoing peer-reviewed, mentored research. Fellows are expected to present their research at scientific meetings and publish in peer-reviewed journals. Fellows will also participate in professional development seminars, such as time management and grant writing. Trainees are immersed in the type of cross-disciplinary research environment typical of cancer prevention and control research, with the objective of launching the trainee in the scientific research role of principal investigator relatively early in his or her career. The Janice Davis Gordon Memorial Fellowship in Colorectal Cancer Prevention Research is awarded to a cancer prevention research fellow specializing in prevention of colorectal cancer.
How to Find a Mentor
Faculty mentors: You must have a minimum of two mentors with complementary expertise in different disciplines. At least one of the two mentors must have a faculty appointment at the assistant professor level or higher within the Division of Cancer Prevention & Population Sciences at MD Anderson, which includes the Departments of Behavioral Science, Clinical Cancer Prevention, Epidemiology and Health Disparities Research. You may identify potential mentors from our Mentor page on our website or you may contact them directly concerning the possibility of mentorship. Other qualified mentors can have appointments in other MD Anderson departments or in institutions elsewhere.
Open to U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, and Foreign Nationals Holding Visas. This fellowship is available without regard to the applicant’s U.S. citizenship status. Foreign nationals must be in the USA legally and have valid and appropriate visas. Applicants may be from backgrounds in the basic biomedical sciences, medicine, biomedical statistics, epidemiology, behavioral and social sciences, nursing, and related public health disciplines.
Stipend and Benefits
Program duration: The Janice Davis Gordon Memorial Fellowship in Colorectal Cancer Prevention Research is funded for two years, renewed annually pending research progress and availability of funds.
Stipend: Postdoctoral stipends start at $50,000 per year and may be higher depending on completed years of relevant postdoctoral experience. Fringe benefits include health insurance, paid institutional holidays, and annual and sick leave. Janice Davis Gordon Postdoctoral fellows should consult their mentors for support such as tuition, reference books, meeting registration, travel support, and research costs, as these items are not included.
Deadlines & Important Dates
Application Deadline (including all letters of support and letters of recommendation):
Monday, December 15, 2014
Application Decision to Applicants:
Early January, 2015
Research & Career Proposals Due
(BY INVITATION ONLY):
Mid February, 2015
Fellowship Start Date:
3 weeks after Research & Career Proposal approval