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Program Requirements

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Fellowship training is up to five years under the supervision of DCEG scientists. In order to be eligible, an applicant:

  • Must have an M.D. or doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, genetics, or other related research fields, or be pursuing a degree in these areas.
  • Must have less than five years of relevant postdoctoral (or equivalent) experience.
  • Must also be a U.S. citizen, resident alien, or foreign national eligible for a training visa.

Special Fellowships:

Pre-doctoral Fellowships

Fellowships up to three years are offered to doctoral students for dissertation research and to master's level graduates. Applicants may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or those eligible for a training visa.

Graduate Partnership Programs

Students from relevant accredited doctoral programs are encouraged to consider working with our scientific mentors for their doctoral dissertation research. The student conducts research within DCEG as a full-time doctoral fellow. Competitive stipends and partial tuition benefits are available.

Through the NIH Graduate Partnership Program (NIH GPP), an agreement will be set up between the graduate school, NIH/NCI, and the student to ensure that all dissertation requirements are fulfilled within two to three years.



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