The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP) is now accepting applications for Cancer Prevention Fellows. This is a unique postdoctoral training opportunity for scientists and clinicians in the fields of cancer prevention and control.
The CPFP is multidisciplinary by nature, as we select fellows from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds to include basic science, epidemiology, health services research, medicine, behavioral science, nursing, social science, nutrition, health education/health promotion, law, dentistry, statistics, geography, exercise science, and engineering. Unlike some postdoctoral programs, our fellows have the opportunity to select their own preceptors, and develop and lead research activities based on their own interests.
The Program provides
- Up to 4 years of financial support
- Master of Public Health (MPH) or an equivalent degree at any one-year accredited university program, if needed depending on prior training
- Mentored research opportunities at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- Dedicated training to build scientific and leadership skills
- Competitive stipends, relocation expenses, travel allowances, and more
Duration The typical duration in the CPFP is 4 years (year 1: master's degree; years 2-4: NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention and mentored research).
How to Apply
The application deadline is August 25, 2017. To be considered, applicants must submit application via the CPFP website. To learn more about eligibility requirements and to apply, please visit our website https://cpfp.cancer.gov/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be considered for the CPFP, you must meet the following eligibility requirements
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 are welcome to apply 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 research experience at the time of appointment.
Citizenship 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.
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.