The purpose of the Graduate Research and Cancer Education (GRACE) Fellowship Program is to encourage UT Dallas full time doctoral students to engage in cancer related research while performing their studies. This program recognizes and supports outstanding students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in any discipline offered at UT Dallas and are collaborating with one or more of our faculty members on cancer related research. The GRACE Fellowship Program provides scholarship support for the prospective Fellow to perform cancer related research under the mentorship of a UT Dallas faculty member.

Award Information

The award amount is $5,000 offered as scholarship for Fall 2022 semester. Fellowship applications must be submitted by the prospective Fellow.  The faculty mentor must agree to provide mentorship to the prospective Fellow before an application is accepted as complete. Anticipated number of awards: 1

Proposal Deadline:

We are not accepting proposals at this time

Eligibility Guidelines

Prospective Fellows must be enrolled in a doctoral degree program at UT Dallas. Doctoral students currently receiving an assistantship (RA/TA) are eligible. This program is open to both domestic and international students. This award is available to students with a projected graduation date on or after December 2022.

Required Submission Materials

Proposal documents (preferably in PDF format) should have 1-inch margins and use a 12-point font.

  • Applicant Information. Name, net-ID, doctoral program, current GPA, expected graduation date.
    • Summary. In 400 words or less describe the cancer related research project and its potential impact for a general audience. The summary can be entered in the abstract text box or uploaded to the application.
    • Mentor Name and Affiliation. A letter of support and/or email from the faculty mentor discussing the students ability to successfully complete the project and commitment to provide mentorship. Upload the letter directly into the application or email directly to Emily Lacy.
    • Deliverable. Expected to participate in the Office of Research and Innovation Breast Cancer Awareness event. Specify whether a paper or presentation will emerge from the experience, including a timeline for the research project.

Application Review Process and Evaluation Criteria

GRACE applications will be reviewed by a committee comprised of UT Dallas faculty. Applicants will receive a numerical rank (10=highly meritorious and recommended for funding, 1=low priority for application consideration). Awards will be announced within 2 weeks following the completion of the reviews and funding will be available for the Fall 2022 semester.