Clinical Oncology Research Career Development Program Applications

NOTE: Applications are currently being accepted.

Eligibility Requirements

  • All candidates must be physicians holding MD, DO or MD/PhD degrees, have completed specialty clinical training, and are board-eligible in a cancer-related specialty. Candidates must have a clinical training background in one of the following oncology disciplines: medical, surgical, gynecological, dermatological, pediatric or radiation oncology.
  • All clinician candidates must be eligible to obtain NIH funding.
  • Clinician candidates who have equivalent training or clear experience in clinical trial design and leadership in clinical oncology trials would not normally be candidates for this Certificate Program.
  • Minimum two-year commitment required.

Application Deadlines and Instructions

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

The following items should be emailed to Damian Junk, PhD, Assistant Director of Cancer Training, Education, and Research at

  • A recent Curriculum Vitae including previous research experience, both didactic and practical.

  • A personal statement describing the reason for seeking research training in clinical investigation, specific research interests, and career plans (3 pages maximum).

  • A hypothesis-driven research plan with specific aims (3-5 pages).

  • At least 3 letters of recommendation, including one either from the residency training director or doctoral committee chairperson/advisor. Letters should be addressed to Stanton L. Gerson, MD, Director, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

  • Proof of U.S. citizenship (passport) or permanent residency (green card).

Applications from women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged.