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 research fellow specializing in the prevention of colorectal cancer. As part of the Cancer Prevention Research Training Program (CPRTP), 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,
Assistant Professor, Cancer Biology,
University of Kansas Medical Center
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.
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.
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 Gordon Memorial 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.
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.
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).
FAQs, Contact & More
For frequently asked questions about the application process, fellowship requiements, and other details.
Cancer Prevention Research Training Program
P.O. Box 301439, Houston, Texas 77230-1439, USA
Business Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT