The Janice Davis Gordon Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship in Colorectal Cancer Prevention
The Janice Davis Gordon Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship in Colorectal Cancer Prevention is awarded to a cancer prevention research fellow specializing in the prevention of colorectal cancer. As part of the Cancer Prevention Research Training Program, the Gordon fellowship prepares scientists and clinicians to achieve leadership roles as research investigators in colorectal cancer prevention. 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. Trainees are immersed in the cross-disciplinary research environment typical of cancer prevention and control research and benefit from career and professional development activities.
As a Gordon Postdoc, I had the opportunity to interact with and learn from scientists in a wide variety of disciplines. These experiences increased my appreciation for prevention strategies, underscoring the value of a multi-disciplinary approach, leading me to pursue transdisciplinary training and research.
Jennifer S. Davis, Ph.D.
Gordon Postdoctoral Fellow 2011-2013
We are not accepting applications at this time. Please visit our website after October 1, 2020.
- 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.
The Janice Davis Gordon Memorial Fellowship in Colorectal Cancer Prevention Research is funded for up to two years, renewed annually pending research progress and availability of funds.
Postdoctoral stipends are $51,000 and may be subject to a one-time raise, after the first appointment year, if approved by the 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 Gordon Colorectal Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Prevention must consult their mentors for additional research support.
Phase 1: Initial Application
Applicants will download all forms from this webpage and submit those items as specified in the application instructions, and in the order listed on the application checklist and coversheet. 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. 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 Office of Research Trainee Programs (ORTP).
- This program requires a minimum of two mentors with complementary expertise in different disciplines is required. Additional mentors are allowed. Other qualified mentors can have appointments in other MD Anderson departments or in institutions elsewhere.
- At least one mentor must have a faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor level or higher within the Division of Cancer Prevention & Population Sciences at MD Anderson. Faculty conducting cancer prevention research are concentrated within the following five (5) departments: 1) Behavioral Science 2) Health Disparities Research 3) Clinical Cancer Prevention 4) Epidemiology and 5) Health Services Research.
- Applicants may also search for potential mentors by browsing the listed faculty directly through the MD Anderson Department pages or using the MD Anderson Faculty and Research search.