Application

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

 

The 2022 Landry Cancer Biology Research Fellowships

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

End of the day, Friday February 18, 2022

 

The Landry Cancer Biology Research Fellowships are available to outstanding rising G3 students (current G2 students) working in all fields broadly relevant to basic or applied cancer research. Research projects relating to any aspect of cancer are eligible. Research projects relevant to Small Cell Lung Cancer are strongly encouraged. These fellowships will be held in the third and fourth year and will provide 18 consecutive months of tuition and stipend support, and discretionary funds to promote professional development and attendance of national or international conferences in cancer biology and related topics. The funding will begin in July 2022. Fellows and alumni of this program will serve as ambassadors and role models for the next generation of scientists through participation in Landry Cancer Biology Consortium (LCBC) programmatic events.


ELIGIBILITY & OTHER CRITERIA

  • Applications are solicited from current GSAS G2 students
  • Applicant's thesis project must be broadly relevant to basic or applied cancer research
  • International students are eligible to apply
  • The goal of the Fellowship is to provide funding to an exceptional pool of candidates and to be able to fund more students, our requirement is that awardees are not allowed to receive any other fellowship during this timeframe of 18 months (i.e., no doubling up of funds)

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Feasibility and quality of the proposed research
  • Outstanding academic record

APPLICATION PACKAGE

Submitted by the applicant

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names of the applicant's thesis advisor and non-thesis advisor, letters to be submitted separately (see below)
  • One paragraph about your personal scientific background
  • One-page research proposal describing research background, goals and aims of your project, as well as the project’s significance. If you have any preliminary data, we encourage you to include it within the one-page proposal (however it is not required).

Submitted separately:

  • Letter of support from applicant’s thesis advisor
  • Letter of support from a non-thesis advisor (this individual should be familiar with the applicant’s research potential)

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

 

DEADLINE & INSTRUCTIONS FOR EMAIL SUBMISSION

Application materials and letters of support should be submitted via email by the deadline – end of the day, Friday February 18, 2022 to Jelena Patrnogić (jelena_patrnogic@hms.harvard.edu) with the subject line "Landry Cancer Biology Research Fellowship Application".

 

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION REVIEW

Following the application submission deadline, applications will be reviewed for qualification and ranked by members of the LCBC review committee.
Announcement of the award recipients will occur by mid-April, 2022.

 

POST-AWARD & EXPECTATIONS

As a Landry Fellow you are expected to: 

  • Present your research at one of LCBC events during your time as a fellow (e.g., student data clubs, a symposium, or other planned events)
  • Attend the annual LCBC Fall and Spring Symposia and other professional development events
  • Report on your progress (annually, continued as alumni)

 

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