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NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program in USA, 2020

The overarching goal of the CPFP is to provide a strong foundation for scientists and clinicians to train in the field of cancer prevention and control.

They are committed to providing a comprehensive postdoctoral program that is flexible enough to permit individual creativity and resourceful enough to provide opportunities for meaningful discoveries.

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Founded in 1987, the NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP) provides its fellows with an opportunity to develop an independent research program in cancer prevention. The centrepiece of the program is mentored multidisciplinary research.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: National Cancer Institute
  • Department: Cancer prevention and control
  • Course Level: PhD program
  • Scholarship Award: Fully Funded
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Numbers of Award: Not known
  • Nationality: USA Students
  • A program can be taken in the USA
  • Application Deadline: Re-open on May 1, 2020
  • Language: English


  • Eligible Countries: USA citizens are eligible for this studentship.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: Free schooling is awarded in the field of cancer prevention and control.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be considered for the CPFP, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
  • Doctoral degree: You must possess a doctoral degree (MD, Ph.D., JD, or equivalent) or expect to complete the degree requirements by the start date of the fellowship, June 2019. Your doctoral degree must be in a related discipline (e.g., epidemiology, biostatistics, clinical services, laboratory, nutritional, or social and behavioural 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.

How to Apply

  • How to apply: For taking advantage of this program, students are required to take admission in the Ph.D. program at the Institute. After being accepted, you are automatically recommended for the scholarship
  • Supporting Documents: Provide your official academic transcripts, personal statement, curriculum vitae, and proof of U.S. permanent residency (if not a U.S. citizen), four current and original letters of reference, proof of employment, letter of assurance and is required from doctoral degree candidates only
  • Admission Requirements: Applicants must have to hold their previous degree certificates
  • Language requirements: Aspirants must have to provide evidence of English language requirements.


The program provides:

  • Competitive stipends, relocation expenses, health insurance benefits, and travel allowances
  • Support for up to four years
  • Opportunity to earn your MPH, sponsored by NCI
  • Research opportunities with experienced NCI mentors
  • A cohort of fellows spanning STEM and other fields.

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