Pre- and Postdoc Fellowships

Interdisciplinary Training in Behavioral Oncology (NCI T32)

The primary purpose of the NCI-funded T32 Interdisciplinary Training in Behavioral Oncology program is to train the next generation of behavioral oncology scientists to conduct interdisciplinary cancer prevention and control research spanning the continuum of prevention, early detection, treatment, and survivorship. The program will be flexible enough to address the educational needs of individuals from different academic home disciplines, but formalized enough to ensure that participants achieve high levels of content knowledge and acquire intensive research experience by the time you complete your studies. Predoctoral fellows are allowed a maximum of three years of support and postdoctoral fellows two years of support. The T32 Program is only open to United States citizens or U.S. permanent residents.

Core Requirements

Mentees meet weekly with their primary mentor and monthly with their secondary mentors. Individual mentoring is supplemented by a strong curriculum built specifically for training in behavioral oncology. Structured training experiences are developed in modules that are scheduled for three hours each week led by the program director. Additional research experiences include weekly review and writing sessions and lectures from outstanding faculty. A key component of training for all fellows is writing and critiquing grant applications and publications. The four core requirements are:

  • Core curriculum
  • Training modules
  • Other didactic experiences
  • Mentored research experiences

Applications are currently being accepted for postdoctoral and predoctoral fellows, with a start date of August 2016. Applications will be accepted through 2020. For more information, please visit the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center website

To inquire about the T32 program, please send an email along with your CV to:

Liza Sumpter
Nursing 317B, Indianapolis
(317) 274-7563