Sealy Center for Cancer Biology
Pre-doctoral Fellowship 2008-9
Application and Guidelines
The Sealy Center for Cancer Cell Biology Pre-doctoral Fellowship is a funded through the Sealy
Center for Cancer Cell Biology. This fellowship is designed to promote original scientific
research in the molecular and cellular biology of cancer by facilitating the training of
pre-doctoral students. Students must train under the guidance of a SCCCB faculty member to be
eligible for this fellowship. Applications for the 2008-9 fellowship are now being accepted.
Fellowship properties and requirements:
fellowship is a one-year fellowship, opened up primarily for students getting ready to enter
their second year (third year for MD/PhD students). However, more senior students can apply.
More senior applicants should supply a one-page description of their dissertation project
- Students must be part of a Cancer
Center lab (or enter a Cancer Center lab when ready to commit.)
- If a student gets the fellowship
and goes to a non-Cancer Center lab, that student forfeits the fellowship.
- The award will be based on academic performance (before UTMB and at UTMB) and on an
essay written by the applicant.
- There are no residency restrictions.
- The SCCCB Pre-doctoral Fellowship Steering Committee will determine the award of
- The fellowship may be competitively
extended to a second year, but this should be based on need. Assurance of attempts to obtain
more stable funding should be expressed in the case of an extension.
The fellowship will be
awarded for 1 year. The stipend will be the current UTMB graduate student stipend plus tuition
Applicants must fill out the application form.
- Applicants must write a one
page essay addressing:
- Why do you want to study cancer?
- What are your research interests related to cancer.
- How will this fellowship help you?
- A letter of support from the
applicants mentor or prospective mentor should be sent to Kathy
Bass or Route 1048 (MRB 9.104).
- More senior applicants should
supply a one-page description of their dissertation project.
** The deadline for applications is July
1, 2008 **
Please deliver all application materials to
Kathy Bass (firstname.lastname@example.org)
in MRB 9.104 or by campus mail Rt 1048.
Inquiries into the application process
should be forwarded to Dr. Kathy O’Connor (email@example.com).