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NCI Molecular Pathology Graduate Fellowship

Veterinarians who have completed most or all of their clinical residency training in veterinary pathology or veterinary clinical pathology and who desire training in biomedical research can apply for an NCI Molecular Pathology Graduate Fellowship. This initiative allows individuals to participate in graduate-level laboratory training at the CCR. Fellows in this Program will spend their first year after residency at a partnership university where they will complete the didactic portion of their Ph.D. Once class work is completed, Fellows will train and perform their dissertation research at the CCR. Successful completion of this program will lead to a Ph.D. degree and eligibility for certification as a specialist in veterinary pathology.

Prospective Graduate Scholars in Molecular Pathology and Molecular Pathology Graduate Fellows shall apply for acceptance to both a University Partner Graduate School and the NCI/CCR by responding to program announcements and recruitments. Funding support, including tuition and fees, will be provided through a memorandum of understanding to Partnership Universities for the benefit of accepted students. Students will receive stipend support and health insurance. Universities shall establish degree requirements and provide a doctoral committee to direct students with appropriate participation by CCR faculty. Universities shall provide necessary didactic courses, which can include by joint agreement educational material developed and provided by the CCR. Universities are expected to award course credit for mutually acceptable research undertaken by trainees at the CCR and to confer a Ph.D. on candidates successfully completing a satisfactory course of study. Opportunities for university faculty members to engage in collaborative research interactions with CCR scientists will be fostered whenever scientifically rational.