CCIL Postdoctoral Fellowship Application

CCIL Postdoctoral Fellowship Application

Program and Submission Information

PROGRAM GOALS

The Cancer Center at Illinois (CCIL) Postdoctoral Fellowship provides one year of funding for postdoctoral fellows conducting cancer-focused research. The short-term funding is designed to support fellows during their development of an NIH F32 proposal which must be submitted within eight months of receiving the fellowship.

 

FUNDING LEVELS AND RESTRICTIONS

This one-time support provides $50,000 in funding to fellowship awardees. Awardees must commit to submitting an NIH F32 proposal within eight months of receiving the fellowship and submitting an annual report; mentors must commit to supporting the postdoctoral fellow for two additional years.

 

PROPOSAL PREPARATION

The applicant should submit (1) an NIH biosketch, (2) an NIH biosketch for mentor and co-mentors, (3) a statement of when the full F32 proposal will be submitted, and (4) an NIH F32 “preproposal” consisting of the following

 

Section of Application

 

 

Page Limits

 

Project Summary/Abstract

30 lines of text

Project Narrative

Three sentences

Introduction to the submission

1

Applicant's Background and Goals for Fellowship Training

1

Specific Aims

1

Research Strategy

3

Sponsor and Co-Sponsor Statements

6

Letters of Support from Collaborators, Contributors, and Consultants

6

 

REVIEW CRITERIA

  1. Significant priority will be given to proposals submitted to the NCI
  2. Significant priority will be given to projects aligning with the CCIL Strategic Plan
  3. Significant priority will be given to collaborative projects between current CCIL members, translational research between CCIL members and physicians from our clinical partner organizations, or research that utilizes CCIL Shared Resources

 

AWARD EXPECTATION

Awardees are expected to submit an F32 proposal within eight months of receiving the award and provide a one page annual report regarding the outcomes of their project highlighting external funding received, patents, awards, and publications accepted. Details on NCI F32 application requirements can be found here.

 

DATES AND DEADLINES

  • General Announcement:  April 5, 2021
  • Proposal Due Date: Rolling, submit any time
  • Award Notification: Most decisions will be made 2 weeks after submission of application
  • Funding Release Date: Within two weeks of award

 

QUESTIONS

Email us at the Cancer Center at Illinois.

Enter your first name as it appears on legal identification documents

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Enter the name you prefer to be called.

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required4. Did one or both of your parents complete a 4-year college or university degree (e.g., BS, BA)?

required4. Did one or both of your parents complete a 4-year college or university degree (e.g., BS, BA)?

required5. Please indicate your gender

required5. Please indicate your gender

required6. What is your student classification?

required6. What is your student classification?

Thank you for your interest in the Cancer Scholars Program.