CaRE2 Trainee Program Application

Welcome to the Florida A&M University, University of Florida and University of Southern California CaRE2 Center research training program application. Please use this page to apply for the following programs:

Postbac-CaRE2, our post-baccalaureate training program, a 1 year funded and mentored experience for trainees who have obtained their bachelor’s degree and are interested in pursuing a graduate degree focused on cancer health disparities.

CaRE2 Grad+, our training program that provides academic career development, mentorship, and tailored cancer disparities research education opportunities for URM graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and early stage investigators (ESIs).

This application will require you to submit a number of items on the following pages, in PDF format. Please have these ready BEFORE starting the application process below.

For postbacs:

(1) an unofficial transcript

(2) a 1-page description of your career goals and objectives, personal attributes and motivations and desire for further training to focus on cancer health disparities research

(3) the names of three references.

For Grad+ applicants:

(1) a 1-page description of your career goals and objectives, personal attributes and motivations and desire for further training to focus on cancer health disparities research.

In addition, for Grad+ applicants who are PhD students and postdoctoral fellows:

(2) a statement of support for joining CaRE2 from your mentor, on letterhead and signed by your mentor.


For questions about the program, you can contact:

Dr. Bereket Mochona: bereket.mochona@famu.edu

Dr. John Allen: john.allen@cop.ufl.edu

Dr. Ite Offringa: ilaird@usc.edu

If you are applying for a Postbac position, answer the following questions; otherwise skip and click Next.
If you are applying for CaRE2 Grad+, answer the following questions; otherwise skip and click Next.
The questions below will not affect your acceptance into this program, we are merely trying to assess your knowledge base.
For Post-Bac applicants:
For PhD students and Postdocs:
For Early Stage Investigators: