Become a Fellow
In DCEG, one of our top priorities is the training and development of the next generation of scientists in cancer epidemiology and related fields. The Division currently has over 100 trainees, including postdoctoral, graduate, master and postbaccalaureate level fellows.
Why Become a DCEG Fellow?
DCEG champions innovative opportunities for fellows to obtain integrated scientific and career training. DCEG fellows:
- Are involved in every stage of research – DCEG fellows design, carry out, analyze and publish population, family, health disparities and genetic/genomic studies.
- Expand their scientific skills – Trainees receive mentoring and gain experience in study design, novel analytic techniques, genomics and informatics.
- Have robust opportunities for professional development – The Division offers workshops to build skills in molecular epidemiology, science management, grant writing, scientific presentation, mentoring, and other professional communication and networking opportunities. DCEG fellows are also encouraged to participate in a range of fellow-initiated activities.
- Receive competitive stipends – Fellows also receive an array of benefits, such as health insurance, loan deferments (postdoctoral trainees) and tuition reimbursement (graduate trainees).
Interested? Explore Further
- Program Requirements: View lists of qualifications for fellows (pre- and postdoctoral) and details about special programs.
- Research Training Areas: Explore research opportunities for fellows, and view a list of DCEG Principal Investigators and their research interests.
- Application Process: See how to get started and what to expect throughout the application process.
- Where Former Fellows Have Gone: DCEG fellows have secured competitive positions across the country within academic, non-profit, and industry institutions.
- Conversations with Former Fellows: DCEG alumni discuss their career paths and offer advice.
- NCI Communications Fellowship (NCF): Learn about this opportunity to hone science writing and communications skills in the world’s largest cancer epidemiology research group.
Awards, Spotlights, and Milestones
- NCI has been selected more than once as one of "The 25 Best Places to Work for PostDocs" by The Scientist -- the latest in 2013.
- DCEG won the Inaugural Alexander D. Langmuir Award for Training Program Excellence and Innovation. Read more about the Langmuir Award in the DCEG Linkage newsletter.
- The results of DCEG's research have served to inform public policy and have played an important role in improving public health. Learn more about the public health impacts of DCEG research. DCEG Public Health Impacts
- DCEG has a long-standing commitment to the recruitment, retention, and development of a diverse group of investigators and trainees. Learn more about our efforts to build a diverse workforce.
NIH training programs welcome applications from all qualified individuals. The NIH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetic make-up, gender identity, or sexual orientation.