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Discovering the causes of cancer and the means of prevention

Apply for Fellowships

There are three primary paths to a training position in DCEG:

  1. Submit your CV to the Future Fellows database
  2. Find and contact potential mentors
  3. Browse fellowship openings

1. Submit Your CV

Fellowship applications are accepted on an ongoing basis with flexible start dates. Submit your CV/resume to the Future Fellows database to be considered for a postdoctoral, predoctoral, or postbaccalaureate (master-level and post-college) fellowship. Investigators regularly search the database for outstanding candidates. 

We also encourage you to explore training opportunities using the links below and contacting investigators in your areas of interest to inquire about fellowship opportunities.

Learn about our Summer Internship Program.

2. Find and Contact Potential Mentors 

Click through Our Research to look for studies by malignancy, exposure, or research approach; each study description includes the name and contact information for the investigator(s). Use the search bar to enter your research areas of interest to pull up investigator bio pages and study descriptions. Scroll through About DCEG to see branch and laboratory pages. 

In addition, there are a number of cross-cutting, interdisciplinary efforts--such as studies of health disparities--that are underway across DCEG. Explore our working groups to learn more about these efforts.

3. Browse Current Openings

The Division periodically advertises opportunities for fellowships with specific researchers. These are not our only openings. DCEG scientists are always on the lookout for new trainees. Explore specific training opportunities organized by research group: 

Additional Recruitment Programs

We participate in several recruitment programs that match applicants with DCEG investigators and offer mentored research experiences to qualified individuals seeking postbaccalaureate, graduate, or postdoctoral fellowships. Learn more about these programs and their eligibility requirements:

  • iCURE (Intramural Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences) provides fellowship opportunities for postbaccalaureate, predoctoral, and postdoctoral fellows. Learn more about iCURE.
  • Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP) is a multidisciplinary postdoctoral program that trains future leaders in the field of cancer prevention and control. Learn more about CPFP

After You Apply

Learn more about the other advantages of being a DCEG fellow, including our distinctive research environment, mentorship, professional development, compensation and benefits, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

If you are invited to interview, you may be asked to visit our offices and/or laboratories to meet with investigators and current fellows. 

Note: In order to be approved for logistical and physical access to NIH facilities and systems, candidates must be able to pass a Federal background check using Standard Form-85 (SF-85).

Further: Section 14 of the form asks, "In the last year, have you used, possessed, supplied, or manufactured illegal drugs?" The question pertains to the illegal use of drugs for controlled substances in accordance with Federal laws, even though permissible under state laws.

Learn More About Fellowships at NIH

Visit the NIH Office of Training and Education (OITE) for more information about resources and opportunities for trainees.

Staff in the DCEG Office of Education are happy to assist with any questions. Contact us via e-mail or telephone (240-276-7270).