National Cancer Institute invites applications for Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program available for scientists and clinicians in the field of cancer prevention and control. Fellowship is awarded for training toward an MPH degree at an accredited university during the first year, followed by mentored research with investigators at the NCI. The initial appointment will be for 1 year and may be renewed on a yearly basis. The typical duration is 4 years (year 1: master’s degree; years 2 through 4: NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention and mentored research). The deadline for all applications is August 25, 2014 and the deadline for all supporting documentation is August 31, 2014.
Study Subject(s): Fellowship is awarded in the field of cancer prevention and control.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for training toward an MPH degree at an accredited university during the first year, followed by mentored research with investigators at the NCI.
Scholarship Provider: National Cancer Institute
Scholarship can be taken at: USA
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Eligibility: To be considered for the CPFP, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
-You must possess a doctoral degree (MD, PhD, JD, or equivalent) or expect to complete the degree requirements by the start date of the fellowship, June 2015.
-Your doctoral degree must be in a related discipline (e.g., epidemiology, biostatistics, clinical services, laboratory, nutritional, or social and behavioral sciences).
-Foreign education must be comparable to that received in the United States.
-Prior postdoctoral experience: You must have less than five years of relevant postdoctoral experience at the time of appointment.
-You must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States at the time of application (August 25, 2014) OR
-You must be applying through the Ireland-Northern Ireland-NCI Cancer Consortium.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Citizens of USA or Ireland and Northern Ireland (As part of this Ireland-Northern Ireland-NCI Cancer Consortium) can apply for this fellowship program.
Scholarship Description: The overarching goal of the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program is to provide a strong foundation for scientists and clinicians to train in the field of cancer prevention and control. As part of the program, we offer training toward an MPH degree at an accredited university during the first year, followed by mentored research with investigators at the NCI. Outstanding opportunities for cutting-edge research in the basic, quantitative, social and behavioral sciences, and in clinical cancer prevention have been the hallmarks of the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program “CPFP” since its inception in 1987. Furthermore, a partnership between the NCI and FDA provides opportunities for prevention research in drugs, biologics, and medical devices. Other educational opportunities are provided throughout the fellowship to complement the research training, including the NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention; the Molecular Prevention Laboratory; the NCI Cancer Prevention and Control Colloquia Series; and the weekly Fellows’ Research Meeting. Additional leadership and professional development training opportunities are available with the NCI and elsewhere.
Number of award(s): Up to 10 fellows will be selected to enter the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program.
Duration of award(s): The initial appointment will be for 1 year and may be renewed on a yearly basis. The typical duration is 4 years (year 1: master’s degree; years 2 through 4: NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention and mentored research).
What does it cover?
-Stipend: Each stipend will be determined by the individual’s degree and years of relevant postdoctoral experience. Stipend levels increase with the number of years of postdoctoral experience. Annual increases may be given. Specialty competitive allowances are given for degrees in epidemiology or biostatistics, for JDs or MD/PhDs, and for board-certified MDs engaged in patient care. Stipends are subject to change depending on federal guidelines and funding availability.
-Health Insurance and Leave: Fellows will receive individual or family health insurance and paid federal holidays, annual leave, sick leave, and family leave.
-Travel and Relocation: The NCI may cover the cost of relocation expenses up to a maximum of $3,000 (i.e., travel, shipment of household goods, and temporary storage, if necessary) for the fellow and his/her dependents for one move to the area where MPH training will be pursued or to the Rockville, Maryland area. Reimbursement will be in accordance with prevailing government regulations. No return travel is authorized.
-Expenses are provided for travel to meetings and training each year for each fellow, excluding the MPH year, based on funding availability.
Selection Criteria: Selection for these positions will be based solely on merit, with no discrimination for non-merit reasons, such as race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, sexual orientation or physical or mental disability.
Notification: Those applicants judged to be highly qualified will be notified in late September and invited for a one-day interview in Rockville, Maryland on October 22nd, 23rd, or 24th. Applicants will be notified of their status shortly thereafter.
How to Apply: You must apply through online application process. When applying, you will be asked to:
-Complete and submit your online application. This includes uploading your unofficial academic transcripts, your Personal Statement of Research Goals (approximately 1,000 words), your Curriculum Vitae, and proof of citizenship (if not a U.S. citizen). You may complete the application at your own pace and in multiple sessions.
-Request four current and original letters of reference.
-Request a letter assuring that all degree requirements will be completed before June 2015 (Doctoral degree candidates only).
-Request proof of employment (Ireland-Northern Ireland-NCI Cancer Consortium applicants only).
-All supporting documentation requests and document uploads must be made through your application account. More details will be given once you begin your application.
You will be notified by e-mail when supporting documentation is submitted. Additionally, you may log into your application account to see the status of your supporting documentation. It is your responsibility to ensure that we have received your supporting documentation on or before 11:59 PM, August 31, 2014 U.S. Eastern Daylight time.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for all applications is August 25, 2014 and the deadline for all supporting documentation is August 31, 2014.