Cancer Training at NCI

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The cancer training and career development opportunities on NCI’s campus in Maryland cover a broad spectrum of disciplines for individuals at career stages ranging from high school students, graduate students, scientists, clinicians, and healthcare professionals.

Click on the program names below for detailed descriptions and information on how to apply.

All Training Opportunities

Program Name Discipline Career Stage
Center for Cancer Research (CCR) Fellowships
  • Basic science
  • Translational research
  • Clinical research
  • AIDS research
  • Postdoctoral and clinical fellows
  • Graduate, medical, and dental students
  • Postbaccalaureates
  • High school students
Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP)
  • Cancer prevention, control, and population sciences
  • Postdoctoral and clinical fellows
Division of Cancer Control and Population Science (DCCPS) Behavioral Research Program (BRP)
  • Behavioral research
  • Basic biobehavioral and psychological sciences
  • Health communication and informatics
  • Health interventions
  • Tobacco control
  • Dietary behavior and physical activity
  • Statistical methodology and measurement
  • Postdoctoral and clinical fellows
  • Graduate, medical, and dental students
  • Master's-level fellows
  • Postbaccalaureates
Division of Cancer Control and Population Science (DCCPS) Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP)
  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetics
  • Molecular biology
  • Public health
  • Population-based research
  • Cancer control
  • Master's-level fellows
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) Fellowships
  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Genetics
  • Postdoctoral and clinical fellows
  • Graduate, medical, and dental students
  • Master's-level fellows
  • Postbaccalaureates
  • High school students
NCI-Frederick Fellowships and Internships
  • Basic science
  • Translational research
  • AIDS research
  • Post doctoral fellows
  • Graduate students
  • High school students
Werner Kirsten Student Internship Program
  • Basic science
  • Translational research
  • AIDS research
  • High school students
NIH Graduate Partnership Program
  • Biomedical research
  • Graduate students
  • Postbaccalaureates

Training in Careers that Advance the Cancer Research Enterprise at NCI

Program Name Discipline Career Stage
Interagency Oncology Task Force (IOTF) Joint Fellowship Training Program
  • Research-related regulatory review
  • Postdoctoral and clinical fellows
Health Communications Internship Program
  • Health communications
  • Science writing
  • Graduate students or recent graduates of master's and doctoral degree programs
Technology Transfer Fellowships
  • Technology transfer
  • Postdoctoral fellows
  • Postbaccalaureates
Werner Kirsten Student Internship Program – Internships in Support of Science/Research
  • Budget
  • Human resources
  • Information technology
  • Graphics and media
  • High school students

Summer Programs at NCI

Program Name Discipline Career Stage
Center for Cancer Research (CCR) Summer Internships
  • Basic science
  • Translational research
  • Clinical research
  • AIDS research
  • Postdoctoral and clinical fellows
  • Graduate, medical, and dental students
  • Postbaccalaureates
  • High school students
Cancer Research Interns (CRI) Program
  • Basic science
  • Translational research
  • Clinical research
  • AIDS research
  • Graduate students
  • Undergraduate students
Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention
  • Basic science
  • Translational research
  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical or public health research/practice
  • Postdoctoral and clinical fellows
  • Scientists
  • Clinicians or other healthcare professionals
  • Public health practitioners
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) Summer Program
  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Genetics
  • Graduate (master's and doctoral), medical, or dental students
  • Undergraduate students
  • High school students
NCI-Frederick Summer Programs
  • Basic science
  • Translational research
  • AIDS research
  • Postdoctoral fellows
  • Undergraduate students
  • High school students
Introduction to Cancer Research Careers (ICRC)
  • Basic science
  • Translational research
  • Clinical research
  • AIDS research
  • Graduate students
  • Undergraduate students
  • Postbaccalaureates
NIH Summer Internship Program
  • Biomedical research
  • Graduate students
  • Undergraduate students
  • High school students

Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA)

The National Cancer Institute's Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) is an NCI-specific fellowship award program establishing an "umbrella" appointment mechanism with uniform provisions and a streamlined application process for the diverse training fellowship programs supported throughout NCI’s Divisions, Offices and Centers. CRTA Fellows must be U.S. citizens or resident aliens.

View or download NCI CRTA program policies and current stipend tables (PDF).

Non-citizens may be appointed through the NIH Visiting Fellow Program (VFP), which is administered by the NIH Division of International Services (DIS). Although the NCI Visiting Fellows and CRTA Fellows are participating in separate fellowships with distinct policies, NCI is responsible for processing all financial actions related to NCI Visiting Fellowship awards, and uses the CRTA stipend categories to determine the stipend amounts for NCI Visiting Fellows.