Cancer Epidemiology - Financial Support

Training Grants

Dr. Olshan directs the Cancer Epidemiology Training Program, funded by a T32 training grant from the National Cancer Institute. The Training Program offers 7 predoctoral and 2 postdoctoral positions that provide stipend, tuition remission, health insurance, and some travel costs. Application for Training Grant positions is competitive.

Epidemiology graduate students can also compete for predoctoral positions in the UNC Lineberger’s Cancer Control Education Program (CCEP) which trains pre- and postdoctoral fellows for careers as independent investigators in interdisciplinary and collaborative cancer prevention and control research.

Graduate Student Research Assistantships

Research assistantships (RAs) offer students an opportunity to gain research-related experience, develop close working relationships with faculty, and sometimes earn co-authorship on peer-reviewed publications. Information on the type of assistantships available and how to locate them is available from Student Services. A small number of RA positions are typically available in the Cancer program. Students interested in an assistantship should submit an application form (available from Student Services), and should discuss this interest with their advisors.

External funding

Students in the Cancer Epidemiology training program are sometimes able to secure funding through sources that external to the university. Below is a list of a number of the external sources from which students have received financial support.

National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences Predoctoral Fellowships
Minority Predoctoral Fellowships
National Cancer Institute Summer Program (DCEG)