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Statistical Genetics of Addiction Training Program

NIDA R25 Predoctoral & Postdoctoral Fellowships in Statistical Genetics of Addiction 

Open to U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents and Foreign Nationals Holding Visas.

Program Description

The National Institute on Drug Abuse R25T funded “Statistical Genetics of Addiction” Research Training Award within the Cancer Prevention Research Training Program at the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center prepares junior researchers to achieve leadership roles as research investigators.  The Program expands the perspective of the trainees by moving them from their base of strength in a particular specialty and to equip them with additional training to become innovators in the field.  This cross-disciplinary training is accomplished by participating in ongoing peer-reviewed, mentored research and by attending seminars.  Fellows are expected to present their research at scientific meetings and publish in peer-reviewed journals.  Fellows will also participate in professional development seminars including topics such as time management and grant writing.  The program is designed to launch the trainee in the scientific research role of principal investigator relatively early in his or her career.

PLEASE NOTE: Neither The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center nor the Cancer Prevention Research Training Program (CPRTP) are a degree granting institution.


This fellowship is available without regard to the applicant’s citizenship status.  Foreign nationals must have appropriate visas at the time of appointment.  Applicants should have a background in the quantitative sciences, with an interest in addiction.

Stipend and Benefits

Predoctoral and Postdoctoral fellowships are funded for up to five years, renewed annually pending research progress and availability of funds.  

Predoctoral stipends start at $29,000 per year and Postdoctoral stipends start at $60,000 per year.  Fringe benefits include health insurance, paid institutional holidays, and annual and sick leave.  Support is also provided for tuition, reference books, meeting registration and travel support, and limited research costs, up to $11,000 per year.  

Application Process

We are not accepting applications at this time. The application process consists of two phases: Application and Research & Career Proposal. Applicants are notified 3 weeks after submission of their Application on whether they qualify to submit a Research & Career Proposal. Both applications must be submitted in one single electronic file (preferably pdf) and emailed to

For More Information

Vickie Rosella
NIDA Program Coordinator
Cancer Prevention Research Training Program

Shine Chang, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
Cancer Prevention Research Training Program

Sanjay Shete, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
Cancer Prevention Research Training Program

Carrie Cameron, Ph.D.
Associate Director
Cancer Prevention Research Training Program

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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke-free workplace.This program encourages applications from women and minority students.  This program is supported by the National Institute of Drug Abuse, Grant R25 DA026120-01A1.

Finding a Mentor in Statistical Genetics of Addiction

NIDA R25 "Statistical Genetics of Addiction" applicants can choose from 
a large number of potential mentors 
within and outside of MD Anderson.

View a list of program mentors by participating institution.

CPRTP Mentoring

For more information about what's expected of CPRTP mentors and guidelines for letters of support, visit the CPRTP Mentoring Page! 

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