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Interagency Oncology Task Force Fellowship

The Interagency Oncology Task Force Fellowship (IOTF) program trains scientists in research and research-related regulatory review, policies, and regulations to develop a skill set that bridges the two disparate processes. Fellows learn to build awareness of regulatory requirements into the early stages of the medical product development process and will develop strategies to improve planning throughout research and regulatory review.

The fellowship is offered as a partnership of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the U.S. Department Health and Human Services (HHS).

*Selection of fellows will be dependent upon the availability of funds.  Note eligibility requirement for all IOTF tracks: U.S. citizenship or permanent residents, who have resided in the US for a total of three of the past five years.

Applications typically open in May, with an early October start date.  For more details about the current application cycle, please visit the Train at NCI application system.

IOTF Program Tracks

Current and Alumni Fellows

Meet the current and alumni IOTF fellows. Learn how IOTF relates to fellows' professional background, research interests, and career goals.

Contact Information

Chanelle Case Borden, Ph.D.
IOTF Program Manager
National Cancer Institute

9609 Medical Center Drive
Room 2W-234
Bethesda, MD 20892-9707
Phone: 240-276-5956


Leslie D. Wheelock, MS, RN
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Office of Chief Scientist
Office of Scientific Professional Development

Building 1, Room 4345
Phone: 301-796-8450


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