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Postdoctoral programs

Massey Scholars Program

The Massey Scholars Program offers cancer research postdoctoral fellowships to provide mentored research training to promising scientists and physician-scientists who have the potential to become productive, independent cancer research investigators and successfully compete for peer-reviewed, extramural funding. The awards will be issued for a 2-year period. The second year funding will be contingent upon proof of adequate progress during the first year. 

The fellowships are offered within two separate tracks:

  • Cancer Laboratory Research Track: All theoretical and experimental research projects relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention are welcomed under this track.
  • Cancer Prevention & Control (CPC) Track: Research projects related to topics in cancer prevention and control including (but not limited to) cancer policy and economics, communication and decision making, survivorship, disparities, community-engaged research and behavioral interventions will be acceptable for the CPC track. 

Applications are due by 5 pm ET on May 2, 2022
Applications are currently being accepted for two (2) fellowship opportunities. For additional information on fellowship application guidelines, please contact Kate Shaw at

Cancer Prevention and Control Cancer Health Equity T32 for Postdocs

Massey’s NCI-funded T32 postdoctoral training program supports trainees interested in cancer prevention and control and cancer health equity research. This two-year, multidisciplinary training program is individually tailored, inclusive of a core curriculum in the science and practice of conducting cancer prevention and control research, unique training opportunities and a mentored research experience.

Learn more about the CPC-CHE T32 fellowship

Walter Lawrence Scholars Initiative

The Walter Lawrence Scholars Initiative is for diverse individuals interested in a career in science writing and science communication, and who have completed a master’s degree or higher. This six-week internship is designed to foster a pathway for individuals in this field while promoting an understanding of cancer disparities in Virginia and nationwide.

Learn more about the Walter Lawrence Scholars Initiative

Funding opportunities and other resources for postdoctoral fellows

A number of funding sources from federal and non-federal sponsors offer fellowships and training grants for postdoctoral fellows. Learn more about funding and resources available to postdocs through the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation.