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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. 

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.

Access an interactive transcript and audio described version of "DCEG's Commitment to Collaboration" video.

DCEG's Commitment to Training

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. Stipends are competitive. 

Eligible postbaccalaureate fellowship applicants must:

  • Have either a bachelor's or master's degree.
  • Have plans to apply to graduate or professional school.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Predoctoral Fellowships

Students accepted to or enrolled/soon to be enrolled in accredited doctoral programs are encouraged to consider working with DCEG investigators during their graduate training to conduct all or part of their dissertation research. 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 partnership questions, contact the DCEG Office of Education.

Eligible predoctoral fellowship applicants are:

  • Accepted to or enrolled/soon to be enrolled in a doctoral program and planning to conduct dissertation research
  • A U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or foreign national eligible for a training visa.

How to Apply

We look forward to receiving your application for a predoctoral or postbaccalaureate fellowship in DCEG. Learn more about our application process, including how to find potential mentors and openings with specific investigators. 

Contact Us 

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