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Postdoctoral Training Office (PTO)


As a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, we offer a distinctive setting for research, one in which scientists’ work is consistently applied to finding novel therapies for life-threatening diseases. In this endeavor, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope values its postdoctoral fellows as critical strategic partners in its mission to save lives through groundbreaking research.

This website is dedicated to prospective and current fellows and their mentors. The goal of the Postdoctoral Training Office (PTO) is to ensure that the postdoctoral experience at City of Hope is rewarding and meaningful to all participants. We encourage you to explore our institution and the various programs and resources devoted to postdoctoral fellows.

 

 

Grants/Funding Programs

Grants.gov allows organizations to electronically find and apply for more than $400 billion in federal grants. Grants.gov is the single access point for more than 1,000 grant programs offered by all federal grant-making agencies.
 
COS maintains a database of grants, fellowships and other funding information from public and private, domestic and international sources. Though the name refers to holdings on science funding, this service also offers a wealth of information on social sciences, humanities & community outreach funding. Creating a COS Funding Alert is an invaluable tool for most researchers investigating their funding options. Register or update your COS profile to receive funding alerts of all new opportunities in your discipline.
 
The grants database service GrantForward replaces IRIS (Illinois Researcher Information Service). The site maintains extensive information on funding for the sciences, social sciences and humanities. Though COS and GrantForward do contain like information, they each also contain funding opportunities not listed in the other. Register or update your profile to receive funding alerts of all new opportunities in your discipline.
 
 
NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Programs available to PhD as well as MD trained Postdocs
 
 
National Science Foundation
 
Department of Defense
 
Department of Energy
 
Resources for applying
 

Postdoctoral Association

City of Hope’s PDA welcomes all postdoctoral fellows!
The PDA was founded in 2000 by Michael Reed, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Biology. The PDA encourages postdoctoral fellows to interact with each other and with graduate students and provides opportunities for educational, professional and social growth.

As a postdoctoral fellow, you may have come from across the country or around the world to work here in a lab doing the research on which you will build your career. At the PDA, we help make your experience fulfilling and enjoyable by familiarizing you with the culture at City of Hope, the ins and outs of postdoctoral life, and all the opportunities that Southern California has to offer.

The PDA is headed by a steering committee, comprised of interested researchers who volunteer to promote interactions among postdocs on an academic, social, and cultural basis. The steering committee members for 2012 include Vamshi Gangupomu, David Onyango, Beisi Xu, Christin Flechsig, Marc Jung and Qi Cai. Committee member history can be found at the facebook group page.
 
RSO Advanced Award from PDA
 
Congratulations to the postdoctoral award winners at the RSO advance!
  • Josh Neman, Ph.D. from Rahul Jandial, M.D.'s lab - postdoc-presentation award winner
  • Chan Gao, Ph.D. from Marcin Kortylewski, Ph.D.'s lab - first-place postdoc poster award winner
  • Vamshi Gangupomu, Ph.D. from Nagarajan Vaidehi, Ph.D.'s lab - second-place postdoc poster award winner
The postdoctoral association offers a big thanks to the RSO and the organizers on behalf of the postdocs for giving us the opportunity.

Archived News on PDA facebook group page.
 

Postdoctoral Training Office (PTO)

Postdoctoral Training Office (PTO)


As a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, we offer a distinctive setting for research, one in which scientists’ work is consistently applied to finding novel therapies for life-threatening diseases. In this endeavor, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope values its postdoctoral fellows as critical strategic partners in its mission to save lives through groundbreaking research.

This website is dedicated to prospective and current fellows and their mentors. The goal of the Postdoctoral Training Office (PTO) is to ensure that the postdoctoral experience at City of Hope is rewarding and meaningful to all participants. We encourage you to explore our institution and the various programs and resources devoted to postdoctoral fellows.

 

 

Grants/Funding Programs

Grants/Funding Programs

Grants.gov allows organizations to electronically find and apply for more than $400 billion in federal grants. Grants.gov is the single access point for more than 1,000 grant programs offered by all federal grant-making agencies.
 
COS maintains a database of grants, fellowships and other funding information from public and private, domestic and international sources. Though the name refers to holdings on science funding, this service also offers a wealth of information on social sciences, humanities & community outreach funding. Creating a COS Funding Alert is an invaluable tool for most researchers investigating their funding options. Register or update your COS profile to receive funding alerts of all new opportunities in your discipline.
 
The grants database service GrantForward replaces IRIS (Illinois Researcher Information Service). The site maintains extensive information on funding for the sciences, social sciences and humanities. Though COS and GrantForward do contain like information, they each also contain funding opportunities not listed in the other. Register or update your profile to receive funding alerts of all new opportunities in your discipline.
 
 
NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Programs available to PhD as well as MD trained Postdocs
 
 
National Science Foundation
 
Department of Defense
 
Department of Energy
 
Resources for applying
 

Postdoctoral Association

Postdoctoral Association

City of Hope’s PDA welcomes all postdoctoral fellows!
The PDA was founded in 2000 by Michael Reed, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Biology. The PDA encourages postdoctoral fellows to interact with each other and with graduate students and provides opportunities for educational, professional and social growth.

As a postdoctoral fellow, you may have come from across the country or around the world to work here in a lab doing the research on which you will build your career. At the PDA, we help make your experience fulfilling and enjoyable by familiarizing you with the culture at City of Hope, the ins and outs of postdoctoral life, and all the opportunities that Southern California has to offer.

The PDA is headed by a steering committee, comprised of interested researchers who volunteer to promote interactions among postdocs on an academic, social, and cultural basis. The steering committee members for 2012 include Vamshi Gangupomu, David Onyango, Beisi Xu, Christin Flechsig, Marc Jung and Qi Cai. Committee member history can be found at the facebook group page.
 
RSO Advanced Award from PDA
 
Congratulations to the postdoctoral award winners at the RSO advance!
  • Josh Neman, Ph.D. from Rahul Jandial, M.D.'s lab - postdoc-presentation award winner
  • Chan Gao, Ph.D. from Marcin Kortylewski, Ph.D.'s lab - first-place postdoc poster award winner
  • Vamshi Gangupomu, Ph.D. from Nagarajan Vaidehi, Ph.D.'s lab - second-place postdoc poster award winner
The postdoctoral association offers a big thanks to the RSO and the organizers on behalf of the postdocs for giving us the opportunity.

Archived News on PDA facebook group page.
 
Education and Training
As one of only a select few National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country, City of Hope integrates all aspects of cancer research, treatment and education. We offer a range of programs serving students, post-doctoral trainees, health and medical professionals.

City of Hope’s Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences equips students with the skills and strategies to transform the future of modern medicine.
City of Hope has a long-standing commitment to Continuing Medical Education (CME), sharing advances in cancer research and treatment with the health-care community through CME courses such as conferences, symposia and other on and off campus CME opportunities for medical professionals.
Local and national conferences, in-depth educational training and a certification program provide both current and aspiring health professionals opportunities to further their knowledge in their fields of interest.
 
 
City of Hope offers a range of programs and services, such as Graduate Medical Education & Clinical Training, that serve students, post-doctoral trainees, medical professionals and staff.
The goal of the Postdoctoral Training Office is to ensure the postdoctoral experience at City of Hope is rewarding and meaningful to all participants.


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