2017 Doctoral Fellowship Announcement

2017 Summer Fellowship Program in Cancer Health Disparities at the University of Guam

The University of Guam/University of Hawaii Cancer Center Partnership announces its 2017 Summer Fellowship Program open to University of Hawaii Cancer Center (UHCC) faculty, doctoral students, and post-docs interested in working in partnership with a University of Guam faculty member/s to address cancer health disparities in Pacific Islanders.  In collaboration with UOG faculty member/s, applicants may propose to: gather and analyze data to inform cancer prevention and control planning, public health policy/ies, or cancer research; develop a cancer research proposal for competitive funding; conduct cancer outreach, training and/or research activities; and/or prepare a manuscript for peer review.  The U54 Summer Fellowship opportunity is open to all disciplines from biology to health and social sciences.

Eligibility criteria:  UH Cancer Center faculty members, including early career investigators, doctoral students, and post-docs interested in cancer health disparities research are eligible to apply.

Program Compensation:  Awardees will receive reimbursement for roundtrip airfare from Honolulu to Guam, taxi fare to/from airports in Guam and Honolulu, and up to $3,600 for housing in Guam.

Application Requirements:  Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae (CV); a letter of interest describing the goals of your fellowship, learning objectives, and anticipated outcomes; and a statement of commitment from the researcher/s at UOG with whom you propose to collaborate.  Submit all three documents to U54@cc.hawaii.edu by Monday, April 10, 2017 (Hawaii Time).  Applicants will be notified about the status of their application no later than Monday, May 1, 2017.

Expectations:  Within 30 days of completing the fellowship, fellows must submit a written report summarizing their overall experience and describing the extent to which their goals, learning objectives, and outcomes were achieved.  Questions:  Training Coordinator for the Partnership’s Research Education Core, Hali Robinett, is available to respond to questions from interested applicants; please contact her at 808-564-5923 or hali@cc.hawaii.edu.