How to Apply

Eligibility Requirements

  • Ph.D. from a top graduate program (US or abroad) in any of the life sciences
  • Publications in top tier journals
  • Dedication to pursue translational cancer research
  • If applicant has a visa, it must be valid for the entire program period

Applications should include:

  • Updated curriculum vitae
  • Reprints of publications
  • Three letters of reference on letterhead and signed, either mailed in sealed envelope to the address below or sent by email to
  • A two-page essay describing your goals and dedication toward a career in translational cancer research. Essay should be single-spaced and in 12 pt font

Applications should be submitted via email to:

Shelly Smith
Program Manager, CPRIT Training Program
Research Administration Office
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 1436,  FCT8.5064
Houston, TX 77030

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