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SCCCB Pre-doctoral Fellowship

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The Sealy Center for Cancer Biology is proud to announce the Sealy Center for Cancer Cell Biology (SCCCB) Pre-doctoral Fellowship. The SCCCB predoctoral fellowship is designed to promote original scientific research in the molecular and cellular biology of cancer by facilitating the training of predoctoral students. This fellowship is a one-year fellowship and is opened primarily to students getting ready to enter their second year (or third year for MD-PhD students). Since this fellowship is offered through the SCCCB, students must be part of a Cancer Center lab (or enter a Cancer Center lab when ready to commit) in order to qualify for this fellowship. The award will be based on academic performance (before UTMB and at UTMB) and on a simple three-question essay (for complete instructions, see below).  The 2007-8 recipient was Larry Bellot (Kathy O'Connor's lab). Fellowship recipients in 2006-7 were Shelly Wilson (Kees Elferink’s lab) and Larry Bellot. Kristen Hill (Dr. Lisa Elferink’s lab) and Arwen Stelter (Dr. Jingwu Xie’s lab) were the 2005-6.

 

Sealy Center for Cancer Biology
Pre-doctoral Fellowship 2008-9

Application and Guidelines

Announcement:

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:

  1. The 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
  2. Students must be part of a Cancer Center lab (or enter a Cancer Center lab when ready to commit.)
  3.  If a student gets the fellowship and goes to a non-Cancer Center lab, that student forfeits the fellowship.
  4. The award will be based on academic performance (before UTMB and at UTMB) and on an essay written by the applicant.
  5. There are no residency restrictions.
  6. The SCCCB Pre-doctoral Fellowship Steering Committee will determine the award of fellowships.
  7. 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.

 Award:

The fellowship will be awarded for 1 year. The stipend will be the current UTMB graduate student stipend plus tuition and fees.

 Application process:

Applicants must fill out the application form.

  1. Applicants must write a one page essay addressing:
    1. Why do you want to study cancer?
    2. What are your research interests related to cancer.
    3. How will this fellowship help you?
  2. A letter of support from the applicants mentor or prospective mentor should be sent to Kathy Bass or Route 1048 (MRB 9.104).
  3. 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 (kbass@utmb.edu) in MRB 9.104 or by campus mail Rt 1048.

Inquiries into the application process should be forwarded to Dr. Kathy O’Connor (kloconno@utmb.edu).

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