National Cancer Institute: Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program

This program provides a strong foundation for scientists and clinicians to train in the field of cancer prevention and control. As part of the program, we offer training toward an MPH degree at an accredited university during the first year, followed by mentored research with investigators at the National Cancer Institute.

Deadline: August 25, 2015

Sponsor: National Cancer Institute/NIH

Description

The overarching goal of the CPFP is to provide a strong foundation for scientists and clinicians to train in the field of cancer prevention and control. As part of the program, we offer training toward an MPH degree at an accredited university during the first year, followed by mentored research with investigators at the NCI. Outstanding opportunities for cutting-edge research in the basic, quantitative, social and behavioral sciences, and in clinical cancer prevention have been the hallmarks of the CPFP since its inception in 1987.

Find more information about the program, eligibility requirements and application form on the CPFP website.

Eligibility

To be considered for the CPFP, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • You must possess a doctoral degree (MD, PhD, JD or equivalent) or expect to complete the degree requirements by the start date of the fellowship.
  • Your doctoral degree must be in a related discipline (e.g., epidemiology, biostatistics, clinical services, laboratory, nutritional, or social and behavioral sciences).
  • Foreign education must be comparable to that received in the United States.
  • You must have less than five years of relevant postdoctoral experience at the time of appointment.
  • You must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States at the time of application or you must be applying through the Ireland-Northern Ireland-NCI Cancer Consortium. 
How to Apply

The application period to become a fellow in June 2016 is between May 1, 2015, and Aug. 25, 2015.