Eligibility and Applications


This fellowship is restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who have completed doctoral-level training (e.g. PhD, PharmD, MD, DrPH or equivalent). Individuals with a doctoral degree in public health, medicine, epidemiology, basic science, community psychology, sociology, or related health science degrees are encouraged to apply. Underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. Evidence of scholarly productivity in the form of publications is highly desirable.


Four National Cancer Institute-funded post-doctoral research positions are available at the University of Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson, AZ.  The positions are available beginning January 2017 with applications accepted on a rolling basis. Initial applications should be submitted to UACC-CPCtraining@uacc.arizona.edu and must include the following materials:  

  • Applicant's curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Names and contact details for 3 references 
  • A Personal Statement (2 pages maximum) that briefly describes:
    • your career goals
    • your interest in this training program
    • your proposed research project plans for the T32 program
    • how your research project plan relates to cancer health disparities
    • at least 2 potential UA mentors with whom you are interested in working

After an initial review of applications, the T32 Executive Committee will select applicants to submit a full research plan (approximately 3 pages) for the two-year training period.  Specific requirements for the Research Plan will be given at the time of selection. The full Research Plan will be designed by the trainee and prospective faculty mentor(s) and reviewed by the Executive Committe prior to official acceptance into the training program.  

Award Levels

T32 CPC Postdoctoral fellowships fund trainees for up to two years, renewable each year contingent upon satisfactory performance.   Award stipends are based on the Ruth L. Kirschtein National Research Service Award (NRSA) stipends,  typically $43,000 to $50,000/year, with health benefits and additional funds for research support, travel, etc).  

Training Details

The Program offers a multi-disciplinary mentored environment integrating behavioral to biological science research focused on cancer disparities and understanding and preventing cancer.  The traineeship provides preparation for an individual who wishes to pursue an independent academic research career in cancer health disparities that contributes to decreases in cancer morbidity and mortality in underserved populations. The trainee will work with established investigators and will be expected to engage in a research project; develop research proposals; produce two to three publications per year; and work with a multidisciplinary team.


For any questions you may have regarding the Arizona Cancer Center’s T32  Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Cancer Prevention and Control, please e-mail the CPC Training Program, at UACC-CPCtraining@uacc.arizona.edu.