NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship in the U.S.A

  • Target: U.S., U.K., Ireland, Northern Ireland and EU scientists
  • Benefits: Fully-funded program
  • Level and Discipline: Training toward an MPH degree in cancer prevention and control
  • Host Institution: Any institution – USA
  • Deadline: Expired 29 days ago, try next time!

Scholarship 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, they 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. Furthermore, a partnership between the NCI and FDA provides opportunities for prevention research in drugs, biologics, and medical devices. Other educational opportunities are provided throughout the fellowship to complement the research training, including the NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention; the Molecular Prevention Laboratory; the NCI Cancer Prevention and Control Colloquia Series; and the weekly Fellows’ Research Meeting. Additional leadership and professional development training opportunities are available with the NCI and elsewhere. These aspects of the program, as well as eligibility requirements, application procedures, selected bibliography of current and former fellows’ recent publications are described in this catalog.

Award Value
Each of the successful fellows will receive the benefits of fully-funded award such as; stipend, health insurance and travel cost. Please see the detail description at the website link below.

Level and Area of Studies
Training toward an MPH degree in cancer prevention and control.

Place of Study
The program will be taken in the United States of America.

Eligibility and Criteria
To be eligible, all candidates are required to meet the requirement as follow:
Doctoral degree.

  • You must have an MD, PhD, JD or other doctoral degree in a related discipline (e.g., basic science, epidemiology, health services research, medicine, behavioral science, nursing, social science, nutrition, health education/health promotion, law, dentistry, statistics, geography, exercise science, or engineering).
  • Applicants currently enrolled in accredited doctoral degree programs that have not yet fulfilled all degree requirements will be considered for entry into the program, with the understanding that all requirements will be completed before the start of the CPFP. Assurance to this effect must be supplied in writing by the chair of the dissertation committee (e.g., Ph.D. candidates) or the dean of the school (e.g., M.D. candidates).
  • Foreign education must be comparable to that received in the United States.

Prior postdoctoral experience:

  • 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.

Applicants’ Nationality
The U.S., U.K., Ireland, Northern Ireland and EU scientists are welcome to apply.

Application Instruction
Please find the detail instruction of application procedure at the website link below.

Website and Application Link

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