Trainees and Junior Faculty

Important Note: Please direct all queries for opportunities and positions listed below to the Administrative Core. This is a crucial step for identifying partial or full funding support through the Partnership, grant supplements or the two institutions. Missed opportunities are guaranteed to result if the Administrative Core is not involved early on in the identification and matching process.

Joint Institutional Opportunities - Research and Clinical

Partnership for Excellence in Cancer Research

Training Program - Highlights ongoing Partnership training and career development opportunities.

  • Faculty and Trainee Interviews - Successful Partnership trainees share their experience in the Training Program and how the Partnership has helped them to develop and achieve their goals. Faculty offer advice on pursing clinical and research careers in cancer medicine, as well as the importance of mentorship
  • M.D./Ph.D. Program - Customized dual degree program designed for students graduating from the University of Puerto Rico System
  • U54 Facebook Group - Community site for Partnership candidates, trainees and alumni. Announcements, meeting and training opportunities are posted here, as well as individual training and group photos. (Note: You must have a Facebook account to access this site.)

Other Mentored Training Opportunities - Research

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Research Training Programs and Courses - A comprehensive listing of research training opportunities offered for high school students up to junior faculty.

Postdoctoral Positions - A listing of current available postdoctoral positions.

The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Programs and Courses - Provides descriptions for M.S. and Ph.D. programs and courses.

Other Mentored Training Opportunities - Clinical

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Graduate Medical Education - A comprehensive listing of residency and fellowship programs, clinical programs and other educational programs, as well as rotation and observer opportunities.

Career Development Links and Cancer-Related Tools

MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • Faculty Development Department - Links to the home page, which provides a link to the CME course, "On Being an Oncologist" starring William Hurt.
    • Mentoring Handbook (pdf) - Provides extensive information on developing mentoring relationships and why they are important in academic medicine; delineates the mentor and mentee's role in a relationship.
    • Interpersonal Communication and Relationship Enhancement (I*CARE) - Extensive program dedicated to improving patient-doctor communication. This program contains links to presentations, videos, as well as CME and RME course offerings.
  • Career Development Videos - Faculty presentations and panel discussions on personal and professional development, as well as writing and publishing.

National Institutes of Health

Health Disparities and Cancer Related Tool Resources - Collection of links to NIH, DHHS and other agencies' available tools and resources.

National Cancer Institute's Cancer Health Disparities Portal - Serves as a springboard for an extensive selection of links related to cancer health disparities.

Getting Started at the NIH - Overview of the grant process.

NIH Links for New and Early Stage Investigators - Links to advice and assistance for new and early stage investigators covering multiple NIH institutes, as well as non-NIH organizations.

Quick Guide for Grant Applications - General overview of required grant application content.  

NIH Grant Writing Tutorials and Tip Sheets - Houses a collection of links on successful grant writing.

Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT) - Provides access to reports, data and analyses of NIH research activities, including information on NIH expenditures and the results of NIH-supported research. This site replaces the CRISP system.

Other Associations and Organizations

Evidence-Based-Behavioral Practice Project - Creates training resources to help bridge the gap between behavioral health research and practice. Professionals from the major health disciplines are collaborating to learn, teach and implement evidence-based behavioral practice (EBBP).

Introduction to Clinical Oncology - Comprehensive online introductory course. Nominal fee assessed.

PubMed - Reference citation database.

Funding Opportunities

National Institutes of Health 

Career Development Grants - K awards - This site outlines the requirements for each individual K award.  The site also contains a career award wizard to help identify the best award by experience.

Minority Supplement - Administrative supplement used to improve the diversity of the research workforce by supporting and recruiting minority students, postdocs, and eligible junior investigators.

Cancer-Related Associations and Organizations 

Cancer-Related Associations and Organizations

For questions or concerns regarding the above links or to request a link to be added to this site, please contact the Administrative Core.