Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Fellows meeting at NCI Shady Grove.

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 for the 2019 Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program is now CLOSED. The application period for next year will open on May 1, 2019.

Program Spotlight: Dr. Tamara Litwin

Dr. Tamara Litwin

Dr. Tamara Litwin is one of the recipients of the 2018 NCI Director's Intramural Innovation Award. This distinguished award is designed to support the development of highly innovative and novel approaches and technology aimed at significant cancer-related problems. The program offers one-time Career Development Awards that are targeted to postdoctoral fellows, staff scientists, and staff clinicians at all levels. Learn more about this Program Spotlight.

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.

The CPFP is now accepting applications for the 2019 Summer Curriculum. Applications will be accepted through February 1, 2019.

Deadline Alerts

Summer Curriculum

The CPFP is now accepting applications for the 2019 Summer Curriculum.

The deadline for all applications is
11:59 pm, U.S. Eastern Standard Time on February 1, 2019.

For more information about completing a Summer Curriculum application, please see How to Apply.


There is NO COST to attend either course.

Fellowship Program

The CPFP application period is now CLOSED. It will re-open next year on
May 1, 2019.