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Eligibility & Application Info

Predoctoral Training Opportunities

Predoctoral appointees are selected from trainees admitted to the Biomedical Sciences Training Program (BSTP) at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine (see CWRU SOM Office of Medical Graduate Education). 

Postdoctoral Training Opportunities

  • Current PhD students or recent PhD graduates interested in the Cancer Biology Training Grant can apply by clicking on the link below. 
  • Current PhD students or recent PhD graduates that have demonstrated exceptional productivity are eligible to apply to the Case CCC Training Scholars Program. Case CCC Training Scholars qualify for a stipend supplement of up to $10,000 above current NIH guidelines. To qualify for the Case CCC Training Scholars Program, the potential trainee must (1) have a PhD degree in a basic science discipline appropriate for further training focused on cancer research; (2) be first author on at least two peer-reviewed publications based on his/her thesis research as a predoctoral student (publications must be in journals with impact factors of 5 or above); (3) have three outstanding letters of recommendation that attest to the individual's commitment to a career in cancer research.
  • Applicants to the Cancer Biology Training Grant or the Case CCC Training Scholars Program must be citizens of the United States or non-citizen nationals and may not have held a PhD for more than 3 years at the time of application. 

Application Instructions


Log in. If this is your first time on the site, click Register Here and follow the instructions. Please note- approval of registration can take up to 24 hours.

Once logged in, click Funding Opportunities

Select Cancer Biology Training Grant

Click Start New Application

On the General Information Page, fill in:

Primary Contact: Your name (available on the drop-down menu)

Project Title: Cancer Biology Training Grant Application

Authorized Official: Your name

Organization: Case Western Reserve University SOM (only option)

Then click Save near the top of the page

Next click Go to Application Forms, then Cancer Biology Training Information. Fill in all the fields on the page, then click Save (note: you will not be able to upload our CV and three letters of reference until you have clicked Save).

Once your information is saved, you will then be brought to a page where you can review all the information entered and upload your CV (as a pdf) and three letters of reference (as 1 pdf).

If you need to make changes click Edit near the top of the page. If your application is complete, click Mark as Complete.  Then click Submit

Program Directors

Program Director: Mark W. Jackson, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pathology

Associate Director: Clark W. Distelhorst, MD
Professor, Medicine-Hematology/Oncology, Pharmacology