The program curriculum is designed to provide trainees with the foundation needed for a productive career in interdisciplinary cancer research. To achieve this, we have designed a rigorous training program which offers trainees exposure to and interaction with trainees and faculty of diverse science backgrounds; access to accomplished primary faculty mentors and co-mentors; research training with continual feedback and quality control through regular review of each individual’s progress; a solid foundation in research methodology and effective oral and written communication; leadership training; and the mentored experience needed to pursue independent research.
How to Apply
We are currently accepting team applications. The application deadline is May 31.
Applicants will be notified at the beginning of July and the trainee teams will join the TICaRT Program on Aug. 16.
Submit an Application
Trainees must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents. Candidates must demonstrate a strong interest in interdisciplinary approaches to cancer research in one of our thematic research focus areas.
Our training programs are committed to enhancing the diversity of scientists in cancer research. Trainees from diverse backgrounds (including individuals from racial and ethnic groups that are shown to be underrepresented in health-related sciences, those with disabilities, or from socially/economically disadvantaged backgrounds) are strongly encouraged to apply.
Teams are comprised of two Ph.D. trainees (modeling the format of the CTSI’s TL1 Program) or, as a novel extension of the CTSI TL1 model, as a team of two post-doctoral trainees or as a near-peer mentoring team comprised of a graduate student and a post-doctoral fellow. In all cases, the team must consist of trainees from two different colleges, departments or disciplines and team mentors must have cancer-focused R01 (or equivalent) funding.
Trainees will receive appointments for a period of two years, with approval for the second year of funding based on productivity and meeting performance milestones.
To learn more about this cancer research training opportunity, please visit our website.