The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP) is now accepting applications for Cancer Prevention Fellows. This unique postdoctoral training opportunity is perfect for scientists and clinicians with an interest in cancer prevention.
Pursue your research interests with world-class training and mentorship
The centerpiece of the program is mentored, multidisciplinary research. Our comprehensive postdoctoral program is flexible enough to permit individual creativity while offering an organizational foundation for research and growth.
The program provides:
Competitive stipends, relocation expenses, health insurance benefits, and travel allowances
Support for up to four years
A path to earn a master of public health degree (M.P.H), sponsored by NCI
A structured professional development curriculum
A cohort of fellows, whose interests span STEM and other fields
Applicants must have a doctoral degree in a related discipline or be currently enrolled in an accredited doctoral degree program and scheduled to complete all requirements prior to the start of the program.
Applicants must also be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, unless applying through the Ireland-NCI Cancer Consortium, and have less than five years of relevant postdoctoral research experience.
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 or FDA. 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 at the NIH and elsewhere.