The Halliburton Employees Contribution Fund Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Prevention
The Cancer Prevention Research Training Program (CPRTP) at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center prepares scientists and clinicians to achieve leadership roles as research investigators in the field of cancer prevention and control. We are committed to building a demographically and scientifically diverse research workforce.
Awardees of the Halliburton Employees Contribution Fund Postdoctoral Fellowship will receive cross-disciplinary training in cancer prevention and control, risk assessment, and survivorship.
Through a robust curriculum, fellows will learn to lead mentored research in prevention;
attend cancer prevention science seminars; present their research at scientific meetings; participate in professional development seminars; publish in peer-reviewed journals; and mentor junior trainees.
The application is closed.
Please visit this website again after Oct. 1, 2023, for the 2024 fellowship announcement.
Deadlines and Important Dates
We are no longer accepting applications. Please check this web page after Oct. 1, 2023, for the 2024 fellowship announcement.
|Application Deadline||Mon., Feb. 13, 2023 by 11:59 p.m. CT|
|Notice to Awardees||Wed., Mar. 22 through Wed., Mar. 29, 2023|
|Research & Career Proposals Due (from Awardees)||Mon., May 15, 2023|
|Earliest Fellowship Start Date||July 1, 2023|
- Applicants must have already earned or be within 5 months of earning a doctoral degree in health science or related disciplines by the application deadline.
- May be from backgrounds in the basic biomedical sciences, medicine, biomedical statistics, epidemiology, behavioral and social sciences, nursing and related public health disciplines.
- Proposed research project must be related to colorectal cancer prevention.
- This fellowship is available without regard to the applicant’s U.S. citizenship status.
Funding Support and Benefits
The Halliburton Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Prevention Research is funded for up to two years, renewed annually, pending research progress and the availability of funds.
Our program pays the postdoctoral salaries per the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Postdoctoral Fellow Stipend Policy and the salary ranges are adjusted annually by the NIH. As of 2023, the Halliburton fund will cover 85% of the salary + fringe, and the mentor or mentor's Department Chair will cover 15%. After the first appointment year, the salary may be subject to a one-time raise if approved by the CPRTP Director and mentor. Fringe benefits include health insurance, paid institutional holidays, and annual and sick leave.
This fellowship does not provide additional research support for tuition, reference books, meeting registration, travel support, and research costs. Awardees of the Halliburton Postdoctoral Fellowship must consult their mentors for additional research support.
How to Apply
Phase 1: Initial Application
To apply, launch the application in the DISCOVER system using the link located at the top of this web page. There are 3 steps required in the DISCOVER system:
Step 1: New DISCOVER application (similar to a job application).
Step 2: Upload all required supporting documents. These documents cannot be uploaded until Step 1 is complete.
Step 3: Request approximately three (3) letters of recommendation.
For detailed application instructions, read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) of Postdoctoral Applicants > How to Apply. All applications will be reviewed by our Advisory Committee and successful applicants will be invited to Phase 2.
Phase 2: Invitation to Submit Research and Career Proposal
Successful applicants from Phase I will be invited to submit a Research and Career Proposal via email. The proposal will be reviewed by the CPRTP Advisory Committee, along with other subject matter experts. Suggestions may be provided for improving the proposal. Funding for the fellowship is contingent upon proposal approval by the Advisory Committee and Program Directors and processing of appointment paperwork (e.g. visa sponsorship forms, immunization, criminal background check) by the MD Anderson Research Trainee Programs (RTP) and Visa and Immigration Services Administration. For additional details, read these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) of Postdoctoral Applicants.
How to Find a Mentor
1. This program requires a minimum of two mentors with complementary research expertise in different disciplines. Use this list to identify participating faculty. Faculty listed are not obligated to serve as mentors and may not be available.
2. At least one mentor must have a faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor level or higher within the Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences (DCPPS) at MD Anderson. Faculty conducting cancer prevention research are concentrated within the five (5) departments below.
Use the links below to search for additional faculty and call the MD Anderson switchboard at 1-800-889-2094, if there is no contact number listed.
Due to administrative requirements, trainees' paid appointments as postdoctoral fellows are made at MD Anderson, in the department of the main MD Anderson mentor (Assistant Professor level or higher).
Halliburton Fellowship Alumni
Irene M. Tami-Maury, DMD, MSc, DrPH (2012-2014)
Project Title: Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Competencies for Dental Students in Latin America and the Carribean (Mentor: Ellen Gritz, Ph.D., Behavioral Science)
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences, UT Health Houston - School of Public Health
Lewins Walter, Ph.D. (2018-2020)
Project Title: Colorectal Cancer Immunopreventive Strategies in Lynch Syndrome (Mentor: Eduardo Vilar Sanchez, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical Cancer Prevention)
Senior Genomic Medicine Scientist, Parexel, Atlanta, Georgia
Project Title: The Effects of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation on Smokers' Craving and Error Processing (Mentor: Jason Robinson, Ph.D., Behavioral Science)
Assistant Professor, Behavioral Science, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Cancer Prevention Research Training
P.O. Box 301439
Houston, Texas 77230-1439, USA
Monday through Friday,
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT
The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) provides information about the application process, fellowship requiements, and other details.