Fellowships in Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics

These fellowships are designed to conduct a national and international program of population and family-based studies to elucidate the environmental and genetic determinants of cancer.

Sponsor: National Cancer Institute/NIH

Fellows design, carry out, analyze, and publish research studies related to the etiology of cancer in human populations. Fellows gain experience with interdisciplinary, interagency and multi-center collaborations.

Postdoctoral fellowships: Fellowship training is up to five years under the supervision of DCEG scientists. In order to be eligible, an applicant must have an M.D. or doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, genetics, or other related research fields, or be pursuing a degree in these areas. The applicant must also be a U.S. citizen, resident alien, or foreign national eligible for a training visa.  Pre-doctoral fellowships: Fellowships up to three years are offered to doctoral students for dissertation research and to master's level graduates. Applicants may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or those eligible for a training visa.

How to Apply

Fellowship applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. To expedite the review process, submit all application materials online to ncidceged-r@mail.nih.gov. To apply, you must complete the online Summary Application Form. Submit: Curriculum vitae and bibliography; Cover letter describing areas of research interest;  Three letters of recommendation. (Note: applicants may send referees' names initially, after which letters will be requested if interviewed. Letters may be sent via email attachment.)