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Funding Opportunities

Predoctoral training grant fellowship funding opportunity

First Published 4/22/2008

The UTMB Cancer Center is accepting applications for one graduate level position on the Multidisciplinary Training in Cancer Research training grant from the NIH. Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. The predoctoral stipend will be paid according to the current pay scale for NIH training grants.  Modest funding is also available for trainee travel, research expenses and tuition reimbursement. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 30, 2008, at 5 p.m. Please send an updated CV, two letters of reference, and a personal statement that includes a brief description of the proposed research, career aspirations, and how this training will help achieve these career goals to Laura Koppe by e-mail (lakoppe@utmb.edu) or inter-office mail (MRB 9.104, route #1048).  Permanent residents should also submit a copy of their current valid Alien Registration Receipt Card I-551, or some other legal verification of such status. If you have questions regarding this funding opportunity, please contact Dr. Kathleen O'Connor at kloconno@utmb.edu.

Contact: Email: Laura Koppe For: UTMB Cancer Center Phone: ext. 26364


Postdoctoral training grant fellowship funding opportunity

First Published 4/22/2008

The UTMB Cancer Center is accepting applications for two postdoctoral level positions on the Multidisciplinary Training in Cancer Research training grant from the NIH. Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. The postdoctoral stipend will be paid according to the current pay scale for NIH training grants. Modest funding is also available for trainee travel, research expenses and tuition reimbursement. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 30, 2008 at 5 p.m.. Please send an updated CV, 2 letters of reference and a personal statement that includes a brief description of the proposed research, career aspirations and how this training will help achieve these career goals to Laura Koppe by e-mail (lakoppe@utmb.edu) or inter-office mail (MRB 9.104, route #1048). Permanent residents should also submit a copy of their currently valid Alien Registration Receipt Card I-551, or some other legal verification of such status. If you have questions regarding this funding opportunity, please contact Dr. Kathleen O'Connor at kloconno@utmb.edu.

Contact: Email: Laura Koppe For: UTMB Cancer Center Phone: ext. 26364


SCCCB Predoctoral Fellowship

The Sealy Center for Cancer Cell 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 recipients.

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 predoctoral 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:

1. Applicants must fill out the application form.

2. 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?

3. A letter of support from the applicants mentor or prospective mentor should be sent to Laura Koppe or Route 1048 (MRB 9.104).

4. 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 Laura Koppe (lakoppe@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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