Postdoctoral scholars who join the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center become connected to a leading academic medical center and to one of the nation's top public research universities. In these settings, postdocs are well-positioned to make significant basic, translational and clinical research discoveries.
Ohio State’s College of Medicine offers a wide range of fellowship programs. Our fellowships offer excellent educational experiences for individuals who want to expand their areas of expertise in anticipation of full-time academic careers.
The Pelotonia Fellowship Program trains promising and accomplished undergraduate, graduate, medical and postdoctoral students from any discipline at Ohio State who have the potential to become independent cancer researchers.
The Fellowship Program started in 2010 and has awarded more than 225 student fellowships through an annual allocation of $2 million in Pelotonia revenue for this program. Scholarship recipients include more than 99 undergraduates, 59 graduates, four medical students, 48 postdoctoral fellows and 15 international scholars.
From October 2012 – October 2013, the program awarded 58 fellowships to students at all levels of scholarship for conducting cancer research in the labs of faculty mentors. Recipients included 25 undergraduates, 15 graduate students, one medical student, 11 postdoctoral fellows and six international scholars.
The awards are made by a Pelotonia Fellowship Committee that oversees the program and includes some of Ohio State’s most distinguished basic, translational and clinical researchers from many disciplines.