The Training Grants & Fellowships Office supports students, trainees, faculty, and grant administrators by providing tools and resources to facilitate the preparation, submission, and management of research education and training awards. We facilitate identification of funding opportunities, conducting the internal selection process for student/trainee submissions, provide checklists and templates for different sections of grant applications, as well as institutional information used to populate data tables for training grant applications. We also provide guidance for pre- and post-award management issues for education and training grants that might be unfamiliar to department administrators.
The Division of Education & Training provides internal funding opportunities to MD Anderson graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, GME trainees, and their mentors in support of fellowship, transition award, career development proposals, and other applications for extramural funding. Funds from these pilot grants may be used in support of performing proof of principle experiments, gathering preliminary data, analyzing preliminary data, and other supporting activities that will enhance the competitiveness of a grant application. Each pilot grant will provide $10,000 in funding. Proposals must be prepared by the trainee in consultation with their mentor(s) and will be submitted by both the trainee and mentor as a multi-PI (MPI) application.
Students and trainees who have successfully competed for extramural grant funding are eligible to receive a $1,000 cash award from the Division of Education & Training. Students/trainees submit a copy of the notice of grant award along with a short application form. Upon administrative review, students/trainees receive their awards via direct deposit.
Each year, postdoctoral fellows, residents, and clinical fellows are nominated for a number of awards that recognize their research contributions. Research Excellence Awards cover a wide variety of research, from basic to translational, clinical, and population-level research, as well as research done that is relevant to multiple disease sites.
Research Medical Library
Our library offers knowledge-based information resources and specialized services to our faculty and students. The library also has a robust team scientific editors to assist with manuscript and grant preparations.