NIH Guidelines and Requirements
The postdoctoral positions supported on this training grant are subject to NIH rules and guidelines Candidates for these positions must be US citizens or have already established non-citizen national (permanent residence) status. The stipend for these positions is set by NIH and is paid as non-employment compensation. No tax, social security or medicare/medicaid payments are withheld from these stipends, and awardees are responsible for any tax liability associated with receiving the award.
Mentors are allowed to supplement the stipend, but cannot require additional responsibilities over and above full-time research activities. This supplementation must come from non-federal funds. The training grant pays tuition and fees normally associated with enrollment for the trainee and reimburses for medical/dental premiums up to the amount awarded by the grant. Trainees are also awarded $1,000/year to support travel to a national meeting.
Eligibility and Application Procedure
To be eligible for support, a fellow must be prepared to make a commitment to training in cancer therapeutics. The application should include the following materials:
- Completed application form
- Curriculum vitae
- Letter from the mentor sponsoring the fellow for the program and including their evaluation of the fellow's potential
- Letters of recommendation from three additional faculty members
- Two page (maximum) synopsis of a preliminary research proposal with a rationale of how the proposed project and/or training of the applicant will impact cancer research
Complete application should be sent to Dr. Kenneth Tew, c/o Belinda Andersen, Department of Pharmacology, HCC Room HO612, 86 Jonathan Lucas Street, Charleston, SC 29425.