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Postbaccalaureate and Predoctoral Fellowships

Postbaccalaureate and predoctoral fellows receive world-class training in epidemiological methods, statistical analysis, study design, genetic susceptibility, functional studies, etiology, exposure assessment, and more. Trainees are mentored by DCEG scientists.

Graduate students conduct dissertation research. Our postbaccalaureate fellows go on graduate programs in public health, epidemiology and related fields, medical school, or other careers. 

Postbaccalaureate Fellowships

Recent college or master program graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional school can spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NCI. Applicants may be U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Stipends are competitive. 

Predoctoral Fellowships

Students from accredited doctoral programs are encouraged to consider working with our scientists during their graduate training and for their dissertation research. Applicants may be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or those eligible for a training visa. Competitive stipends and partial tuition benefits are available.

Students come through individual or institutional partnerships, as described on the NIH Graduate Partnerships Program website. For individual partnerships, contact the DCEG Office of Education.

How to Apply

We look forward to receiving your application for a predoctoral or postbaccalaureate fellowship in DCEG. Learn more about our application process

Contact Us 

The DCEG Office of Education oversees the Division’s fellowship programs. E-mail or call (240) 276-7270 if you have questions.