Application

Postdoctoral Fellows

Training Program Application

Application submission deadline:  Friday, September 28 at 12pm

Application Instructions

  • Complete the application form along with biosketch, research proposal, mentor letter, and additional letters of recommendation.
  • Combine all aplication components into a single PDF: "Lastname_CMCTG-Application_Date.pdf"
  • Email complete application to the training grant administrator.

Application Form

Biosketch

Provide details of your academic training to-date and any relevant research and work experience, using the NIH biosketch format (fellowship version).

Research Proposal

Describe the proposed research’s relevance to cancer and how this research reflects the goals of the training program. 

Format the proposal to include specific aims, significance, innovation, and approach. The abstract is entered directly into the application form.

Page limit: 2 pages text; figures/references should be on up to 2 separate pages   Margins: 0.75"   Font: Arial, 11pt

Mentor Letter

The mentor letter should:

  • Address current strengths of the applicant
  • Describe how the proposed training program will further enhance the applicant’s professional and academic development
  • Describe, in detail, a unique and well thought out training plan for the applicant, including the experimental goals for the upcoming year.
  • If the proposed mentor is at the assistant member level, include a brief description of how the mentor receives advice on mentorship from senior colleagues.

Mentors may submit letters directly to the administrator. If mentor is submitting separately, please indicate this in the last section of the application form under "Additional Comments".

Additional Letters of Recommendation (2)

The recommendation letters should:

  • Address current strengths of the applicant 
  • Describe how the proposed training program will further enhance the applicant's professional and academic development.

Letters may be sent directly to the administrator. If the author is submitting separately, please indicate this in the last section of the application form under "Additional Comments".

New Mentor Information

If the proposed mentor is not currently listed on the program website:

  • Include the proposed mentor's biosketch in the application package. Section A does not need to be tailored to the application. The purpose of the biosketch is to review the mentor's contributions to science as well as their research support to ensure compatibility with the training grant.
  • Complete the mentor record table in the application form summarizing the proposed mentor's training record.