Program Summary

Program Summary

The purpose of the NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) is to encourage and retain outstanding graduate students who have demonstrated potential and interest in pursuing careers as independent cancer researchers. The award will facilitate the transition of talented graduate students into successful cancer research postdoctoral appointments, and provide opportunities for career development activities relevant to their long-term career goals of becoming independent cancer researchers.

Application Limits

Application Limits

UIC is allowed one submission.   For the purposes of this internal selection process, each department should identify no more than (1) one candidate to be considered for the internal competition below.

Additional Information

Deadlines

UIC Letter of Intent
January 13, 2016
UIC Internal Competition
The LOI will be peer reviewed
Sponsor Letter of Intent
January 19, 2016
Sponsor Application
February 19, 2016

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent

The Letters of intent will be peer reviewed to select UIC's applicant for this program.   OVCR will accept only 1 LOI per academic department/Institute so the head will need to make a preliminary selection.  Candidates should submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) Form - in lieu of completing the lay summary section of the form, please attach the following:

  1. Fellowship Application Biographical Sketch, inclusive of candidates courses and grades;
  2. No more than 1  page overview of the graduate program in which the applicant is enrolled, e.g. the structure of the program, required milestones and their usual timing (number of courses, any teaching commitments, qualifying exams, etc.), and the average time to degree over the past 10 years. Describe the progress/status of the applicant in relation to the program’s time line. Describe the frequency and method by which the program formally monitors and evaluates a student’s progress. This information is typically provided by the director of the graduate program or the department chair. Include the name of the individual providing this information at the end of the description.

 

Please contact Tony Halford at RDS@uic.edu or 6-7036 with any questions.

 

If an authorized principal investigator is not listed above, please consider the limited competition still open. Contact RDS@uic.edu for further information.