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U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizen/permanent residents are eligible to apply for this award providing the U.S. institution where the candidate spends each phase of the award allows non-U.S. citizens to apply for grant support.

NCI also requires that participants either be enrolled in a program leading to a PhD or comparable research doctoral degree or have already completed a doctoral degree (either MD or PhD).

PRE-DOCTORAL DEGREE APPLICANTS

Pre-doctoral degree applicants are evaluated for the training program on the basis of their academic record, work experience, references, and goal statements. Although applicants do not need any formal prior experience in cancer prevention and control, preference is given to applicants who demonstrate that their educational goals and career plans are consistent with the program's training objectives.

Pre-doctoral degree applicants interested in applying to the training program must be enrolled in one of the following University of Washington PhD programs:

PLEASE NOTE: These are the only PhD programs currently eligible for this training grant.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND DEADLINES FOR ACADEMIC PROGRAMS MAY DIFFER.


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POST-DOCTORAL DEGREE APPLICANTS
Applicants to the post-doctoral training program should have a MD, PhD, or comparable doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution. Preference is given to applicants with prior training or work experience in cancer prevention and control, although applicants without such training or experience will be considered provided they are able to demonstrate that their educational goals and career plans are consistent with the program's training objectives.


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APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Applicants should submit the following to the Program Coordinator:
  • Training Program Application form.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of reference/evaluations: It is highly recommended that recommenders use their own professional stationery and that these be sent or given to the applicant in sealed envelopes, which he/she then submits unopened to the Program Coordinator with the rest of his/her application material. Letters may be addressed to the Program Director or the Steering Committee.
  • Transcripts and other records of academic and professional training
  • Goal Statement about the applicant's research interests in cancer prevention and control, career goals, and how the fellowship would contribute to those goals.
  • GRE scores (unless applicant has a PhD, JD, or MD from an accredited U.S. school). A photocopy can expedite the review process.
  • An in-person or telephone interview with a Steering Committee member is required. This can be arranged by contacting the faculty member directly. To contact a faculty member, please visit our faculty page, http://depts.washington.edu/bcpt/faculty.htm. Click on the names to link to a bio of the faculty member. It is recommended that you choose someone based of the similarities of your interests. Their contact information for phone or email should be included in their bio.
    If you experience any problems contacting a faculty member please contact the Program Coordinator for assistance.
  • A 2 year plan outlining your research & publishing goals is required.


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SELECTION PROCESS
The Steering Committee with representatives from the various affiliated doctoral programs recruits, selects, and evaluates trainees based on measurable outcomes for each candidate and the training program as a whole. All selected trainees are assigned a mentor and mentoring committee from the training program faculty by the Steering Committee. If the mentor selected is not in the home department of the trainee, the mentor committee will contain a member from the applicant's home department. This facilitates coordination of the departmental components with the training program components. All selected applicants will prepare learning contracts for review by the Steering Committee and other Faculty.


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DIVERSITY SUPPLEMENT

Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research

National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds are available for administrative supplements to improve the diversity of the research workforce by supporting and recruiting students, postdoctorates, and eligible investigators from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented. Candidates eligible for support under this supplement program include individuals at various career levels who come from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in science. Such candidates include individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Usually, a parent grant may support only one individual on a supplement. These programs have been designed to attract individuals from underrepresented groups into research careers and are not intended to provide an alternative or additional means of supporting individuals who already receive support from an NIH research grant, an NIH National Research Service Award (NRSA), or any other DHHS funding mechanism. Individuals may not be transferred to a supplement to increase the availability of funds to the parent grant for other uses.


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APPLICATION FORMS


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AFFILIATE STATUS
Scholars with their own source of funding can apply to be Affiliate fellows by sending their CV and a formal letter to the Program Coordinator. Affiliate applications are not competitive and are accepted on an ongoing basis, however, the applicant should outline their research plan in their letter as it relates to the grant objectives. Affiliates are assigned one mentor and complete a learning contract but are not required to register for any courses. They are required to attend the fellows meetings three times per year.

 


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