The UAB Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program is funded by the National Cancer Institute, and therefore, only U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the United States are eligible to apply.

Current NIH pre- and post-doctoral stipend rates can be found here.

The Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program includes:

  • Mentoring by program directors and major professors
  • Training in professional skills, such as crafting compelling oral and poster presentations, learning how study sections work, interviewing insights, approaches for responding to reviewer concerns, and more
  • Coursework, as required by respective departments
  • Interdisciplinary research training
  • Weekly cutting-edge O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center research seminars
  • Hands-on intervention experience, as appropriate
  • Responsible Conduct of Research Training
  • Ongoing evaluation
  • Follow-up of trainees for 10 years after exiting the program
  • Annual off-campus team-building experiences

Trainees will receive a stipend for up to three years (post-doctoral fellows) or five years (pre-doctoral fellows), depending on the particular program of study, and the point in their careers at which they enter the CPCTP program. This stipend includes:

  1. Tuition and fees for all courses required or recommended by the program of study
  2. Health and hospitalization insurance
  3. Funding for research supplies, conferences and travel