Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

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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 CPFP since its inception.

DescriptionEligibility | Application Guidelines

The application period to become a fellow in June 2018 is closed

Director's Message

"Preventing cancer is one of the most important scientific and public health goals of the 21st Century. To achieve that goal, the Nation needs leaders: scientists and health professionals trained in the principles and practice of cancer prevention and control."

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Deadline Alerts

Summer Curriculum

The application period for the NCI Summer Curriculum is OPEN. The deadline for all applications is February 1, 2018.

Fellowship Program

The application period is CLOSED.

Returning users can check the status of their applications.

The application period for next year will open on May 1, 2018.

Staff Directory

Our staff are dedicated individuals, who provide scientific guidance and administrative support to our fellows.


Summer Curriculum

Principles and Practice of Cancer Prevention and Control Course

This four-week summer course provides specialized instruction in the principles and practice of cancer prevention and control. Learn more about the Principles Course

Molecular Prevention Course

This one week course introduces timely topics in cancer biology and molecular epidemiology with relevance to cancer prevention. Learn more about the Molecular Course


2018 CPFP Catalog Cover

Information about the fellowship program including eligibility requirements, application procedures, and additional aspects of the program can be found in this Catalog.

Download the catalog (PDF - 3.1 MB)