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How to Apply

The Sallie Rosen Kaplan Fellowship program is currently accepting applications from NCI female postdoctoral fellows.  This is a highly competitive, unpaid, one-year program designed to enhance leadership skills. Applications are due no later than November 25, 2013.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  



Female NCI postdoctoral fellows with at least twelve months left on their fellowship appointment may apply for this program.

Review Criteria

The review committee will consider separate criteria for evaluation: personal statement, professional history, letters of recommendation from both the PI and the lab/branch chief, work environment, and special circumstances. 


  • Click the link listed below.
  • Answer the questions to the best of your ability. Pay particular attention to the personal statement which should indicate how you would benefit from this program.
  • The letters of support from your PI and lab/branch chief are a very important component of this application due to the time commitment required to maximize your benefit from the program.  Concurrence from your mentor for the time commitment should be clearly stated in the letter.



Application components for upload

Your information



Degree Granting Institution


Start date at NCI


Campus address

Campus phone


Name of mentor


Personal statement (NTE 1000 words): please provide insights into your career goals and expectations


Professional history and resume: in addition to professional accomplishments, please include other indications of initiative


Letters of reference from BOTH PI and lab/branch chief:  the letters should include statement of support for the activity and its benefit to you and the laboratory


Work environment: for example, does your work environment provide adequate resources, mentorship, other areas of support, etc?  How are you “stuck”?  What limitations do you face?


Any special circumstances including, but not limited to, cultural or educational barriers: although not a requirement, consideration will be given to those with special circumstances


Proposed timetable

Start/end dates:  January 6, 2014 to September 30, 2014

Announcement posted:  November 4, 2013

Applications due date:  November 25, 2013

Applications reviewed:  December 2, 2013

Decision notification:  December 9, 2013


Please go to  to begin the application process.