TICaRT T32 Program
Team-based Interdisciplinary Cancer Research Training (TICaRT) Program

We are currently adding information about this new program, which will go live on April 1, 2021.

Our Team-based Interdisciplinary Cancer Research Training Program will offer a unique training opportunity for pre- and post-doctoral trainees to develop interdisciplinary skills in cancer research and experience with transdisciplinary approaches. This program will provide an innovative team science program for PhD, dual-degree investigators, and post-doctoral trainees in cancer research to gain both disciplinary expertise and an authentic interdisciplinary team science experience. This team approach will not only provide opportunities for PhD students to collaborate, but also for post-doctoral trainees to collaborate with PhD students. Thus, the TICaRT Program seeks to promote both horizontal and vertical interdisciplinary collaborations.

Trainee Eligibility. Trainees must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents. Candidates must demonstrate a strong interest in interdisciplinary approaches to cancer research in one of our thematic research focus areas.

Encouraging Diversity. Our training programs are committed to enhancing the diversity of scientists in cancer research. Trainees from diverse backgrounds (including individuals from racial and ethnic groups that are shown to be underrepresented in health-related sciences, those with disabilities, or from socially/economically disadvantaged backgrounds) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Team Formation. Teams are comprised of two PhD trainees (modeling the format of the CTSI’s TL1 Program) or, as a novel extension of the CTSI TL1 model, as a team of two post-doctoral trainees or as a near-peer mentoring team comprised of a graduate student and a post-doctoral fellow. In all cases, the team must consist of trainees from two different colleges, departments or disciplines and Team Mentors must have cancer-focused R01 (or equivalent) funding.

Trainee Support. Trainees will receive appointments for a period of two years, with approval for the second year of funding based on productivity and meeting performance milestones.

We encourage interested trainees to attend our Info/Q&A Session on April 1st at 4:00 PM.

Important Dates

date time Trainee/q&A Zoom Info
April 1 4-5 p.m. Trainee Info/Q&A Session & Call for Applications Zoom Link: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/97811968928
April 8 4-5 p.m. Trainee Networking Session Registration Link
April 22 4-5 p.m. Trainee Networking Session Registration Link

Program Leadership

PROGRAM Director CO-Director Co-Director
Dietmar W. Siemann, Ph.D Andrew Judge, Ph.D. Lizi Wu, Ph.D
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