Research for Behavioral Oncology and Cancer Control

How to Apply

Interdisciplinary Training in Behavioral Oncology (NCI T32)

Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships 

The Indiana University School of Nursing and IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center offer pre-and postdoctoral training in Interdisciplinary Cancer Prevention and Control with support from the National Cancer Institute’s T32 mechanism. This program is designed to provide promising scientists with the opportunity to be trained in a research intensive multidisciplinary setting as an independent research scientist in cancer prevention and control. To that end, training through the ITCPC Program is viewed as a collaborative endeavor between the primary and mentoring team and the applicant. Therefore, the application for a ITCPC program must be completed by both the primary mentor and the fellowship applicant.

Up to three years of support are provided for selected candidates to work with a primary and secondary mentor representing different disciplines and focused on the candidate’s research area. Our goal is to prepare scientists to conduct interdisciplinary cancer prevention and control research with opportunities for focus across the cancer control continuum including prevention, early detection, treatment, and survivorship. We believe that advances in science require investigators who are trained to work across disciplines while considering translation at all levels – from bench to bedside to the community.

Our program provides selected fellows with:

  • Mentoring with senior faculty members engaged in ongoing, peer reviewed, extramurally funded cancer prevention and control research.
  • Specialized curriculum.
  • Intensive training in proposal development, scientific presentations, scientific critique, bioethics, theory, intervention basics of cancer control, and health disparities.
  • A research-intensive environment.
  • Collaboration with senior researchers across multiple disciplines.

Only U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, and permanent U.S. residents may be appointed to a T32. Trainees who do not have this status must have a valid Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-551) “Green Card." Anyone on a temporary or student visa is not eligbile.

Pre-Doctoral Candidates

Qualifications of competitive candidates:

  • Candidate must have been accepted into a Ph.D. graduate program at IUPUI or IU-Bloomington and completed their first year of training.
  • Candidate must have interest in multi- and inter-disciplinary scientific training in cancer prevention and control research consistent with the ongoing work of the primary mentor.
  • A primary mentor with a program of ongoing, peer reviewed, extramurally funded research at R01 level or equivalent.
  • A secondary mentor from a discipline different from that of the primary mentor.
  • Joint development (Mentor and Fellow) of a training plan.
  • Evidence of primary research focus in cancer prevention and control with desire to have interdisciplinary training.
  • Ability to commit at least 75 percent effort to full-time study and no more than 10 hours of other employment per week.

Post-Doctoral Candidates

Qualifications of competitive candidates:

  • A doctoral degree from an accredited school in a discipline relevant to cancer prevention and control.
  • A research focus in cancer control consistent with the ongoing work of a primary and secondary mentor.
  • A primary mentor with a program of ongoing, peer reviewed, extramurally funded research at R01 level or equivalent.
  • Evidence of peer reviewed scholarly work with a combination of first author and co-authored publications.
  • Joint development (Mentor and Fellow) of a training plan-see format.
  • Evidence of primary research focus in cancer prevention and control with desire to have interdisciplinary training.
  • Ability to commit at least 75 percent effort to full-time study and no more than 10 hours of other employment per week.
Next Steps
(Applications will begin to be accepted in spring 2022.)

Interested candidates should set up an introduction meeting to discuss their interests and goals. 

Please contact Kristin Hogsett for scheduling or questions.  

Kristin Hogsett
IU School of Nursing, Room 317B
600 Barnhill Drive
Indianapolis, IN  46202
Phone: 317-274-7563
FAX: 317-278-2021
e-mail: khogsett@iu.edu