Jose Carreras Leukaemia Foundation

E.D. Thomas Post Doctoral Fellowship 2013

Program Summary

The José Carreras International Leukemia Foundation was founded in 1988 by the internationally known tenor Jose Carreras. One of the main goals of the Foundation is to support research into the diagnosis, prevention and cure of leukemia and related hematological malignancies.


Candidates must hold an M.D. or Ph.D. degree and have completed at least three years postdoctoral training but must be less than ten years post their first doctoral degree* when the award begins. There are no restrictions based on nationality, but only one application will be considered from each sponsoring institution. Candidates must be committed to the research goals of the Foundation, must be able to devote at least 60% of their time to the project and must have a sponsoring institution with the academic environment to provide adequate support for the proposed project.
* First doctoral degree: 

Award Information

Initially, applications will be accepted for one fellowship to provide funding of 50,000 US dollars for one year, renewable yearly for two additional years upon satisfactory performance. Indirect costs are not to exceed 8% and salary is not to exceed 35,000 US dollars including fringe benefits, with the remainder for supplies and/or equipment.

Internal Selection Procedure

The UI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development and the Carver College of Medicine have established an internal review procedure to select the UI nominee.  Applications will be reviewed according to the sponsor's selection criteria.  Consideration will also be given to UI institutional strengths and strategic directions.  Potential applicants must submit, using the preselection link below, the following information:

  1. A two page CV
  2. A description of the proposed project.  It should have the following elements:
    1. A cover sheet with the project title, your name, department, and campus address, and the title of the program you are responding to.
    2. A brief description of the proposed project (no more than two pages in length).
  3. Additional pages may be used for a bibliography

The above materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m., on Monday, September 23, 2013.  The selected nominee will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance with the sponsor's deadline of Monday, November 4, 2013.

Proposal Due to OVPRED09/23/2013 Not open for submission deadline passed
Date Due to DSP or UIF10/28/2013
Date Due to Sponsor11/04/2013
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due DateN/A
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