Application coming in January 2020!
Tribal Researchers’ Cancer Control Fellowship Program
The overall goal of the Tribal Researchers’ Cancer Control Fellowship Program is to reduce cancer incidence and mortality and improve cancer survival in tribal communities through the efforts of AI/AN researchers. One specific goal of this program is to increase research capacities and build research skills among AI/AN investigators, so that they will be better prepared to design and implement cancer-related research projects within AI/AN communities.
Accepted Fellows will:
- attend three-weeks of tailored cancer control research training held at the Indian Health Board in Portland, Oregon. The first two weeks will be June 7th-19th, 2020 followed by a one-week session in the fall.
- receive follow-up support, including field support, distance learning opportunities, and mentoring.
- be eligible for cancer control research internships to master additional research skills relevant to careers in community-based cancer control under close mentorship.
- be connected to a network of experts in cancer control and prevention in Indian Country.
Testimonials: Marc A Emerson, MPH, PhD candidate
“I feel so grateful to have been a part of TRCCFP, the support has been invaluable. This fellowship has given me tremendous support to pursue my research in my doctoral program, opportunities to present research and network. Most importantly, the fellowship has provided space to grow together as a cohort of Native scholars, something that is truly unique and special about this program. I believe they would bend over backwards to provide support; I cannot speak highly enough of the fellowship and their mission to support motivated students.”
Trudie Jackson, MS, PhD candidate
“My presence has taught me to embrace new knowledge and support each other as emerging researchers in Indian Country for the betterment of our communities.”
Important Dates: 2020_SavetheDate
- Applications will be available January 21, 2020
- Application materials will be due: March 18, 2020
Who Should Apply:
- AI/AN Tribal Health Researchers at the Masters level and higher.
- AI/AN Graduate students.
- A copy of your CV or resume describing relevant experience.
- A letter of support from the community or organization with whom you plan to work in cancer control activities.
- A brief letter from your employer ensuring that you will have three weeks available to attend training in Portland, OR.
- A personal statement focused on cancer prevention and control.
NW NARCH Program Manager