Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowships in Cancer Metabolism

Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowships in Cancer Metabolism

Funded by the National Cancer Institute (T32CA221709), this program provides exceptionally motivated postdoctoral fellows with scientific knowledge, research training and professional skills in the rapidly growing and interconnected fields of cancer metabolism. The goal of the program is to provide innovative curriculum and mentored research that prepares an elite group of highly motivated fellows to become successful, independent researchers in cancer biology. Fellows can choose a mentor from 31 faculty members, all of whom are performing cancer-focused, funded, high-impact research in cancer metabolism, and have a history of mentoring postdoctoral fellows. Required coursework includes a class in Cancer Metabolism. In addition, trainees will participate in journal clubs, data clubs, professional development seminars, monthly luncheons with mentors, national and international scientific conferences, and a yearly Cancer Metabolism Day.

Fellowships are for three years with an institute-supplemented stipend ($68,911 per year plus a full benefit package) and $5,000 for research supplies.

Eligibility and Application Requirements

Applicants must have a completed doctoral degree before starting the fellowship program (all Ph.D. coursework must be completed, final orals must be passed and the dissertation signed). Applicants who are currently postdoctoral fellows must have less than one year of postdoctoral experience. U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident status is required. Individuals from underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Selection criteria include:
  • Academic training
  • Research interest in cancer metabolism
  • Strength of commitment to an academic research career
  • Potential to contribute significantly to the field
To apply, please send a single pdf of the following documents to
Please include a pdf document with a current curriculum vitae that begins with a personal statement on your career goals and your interest in this program, as well as a paragraph summary of the research accomplishments of your dissertation research. At the end of your CV, list the names of three references that address your potential as an academic scientist.

While not required for the initial application, a complete application requires a second pdf document describing
  1. which mentor would you like to work with and why,
  2. a tentative plan for your initial work.
If you have any questions regarding the program or the application, please email