Monique Sweeney
Administrative Assistant
School of Systems Biology
George Mason University
10900 University Blvd MSN 5B3


Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research - Postdoctoral Fellowships in Cancer Research

Deadline(s): 2/1/2016

The Fund provides financial support to offer highly qualified scientists the opportunity to pursue research into the causes, origins and treatment of cancer. Research may be carried out at the institution of the applicant's choosing. The fellowship is for three years.


  • Applicants in general should not have more than one year of postdoctoral experience and MD'S should not have received their degree more than three years from the date the application is due.
  • Applicants must hold either an MD or a PhD degree in the field in which they propose to study or furnish evidence of equivalent training and experience.
  • Applicants may be citizens of any country, but for foreign nationals awards will be made only for study in the US.
  • American citizens may hold a fellowship either in the US or in a foreign country.

Award amount:

  • $50,000 per year.
  • $2,000 a year toward the cost of the research usually will be made available to the laboratory sponsoring the fellow.
  • $1,000 for each dependent child -- there is no dependency allowance for a spouse.
  • $1,800 for travel to science meetings.
  • A travel award will be made to the Fellow and family for travel to the sponsoring laboratory.
  • Return travel for Fellows will be considered depending upon the Fellow’s plans and situation at the time.

The Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research
Tel: (203) 785-4612
Fax: (203) 785-3301
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Kathryn E. Ágoston, PhD

Director of Graduate Fellowships

Office of the Provost

George Mason University

4400 University Drive, MS 3A2

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-993-3131

Twitter:  @GradFellowsGMU