Two CPFP fellows discussing how to apply to the program.

To be considered for the program, you must meet the eligibility requirements and complete all parts of the application, as described below. If you have additional questions about the application process, please contact our office.

You must apply through our online application process. When applying, you will be asked to:

  1. Complete and submit your online application. This includes uploading your unofficial academic transcripts, your personal statement, your curriculum vitae, and proof of U.S. permanent residency (if not a U.S. citizen). You may complete the application at your own pace and in multiple sessions.
  2. Request four current and original letters of reference.
  3. Request a letter assuring that all degree requirements will be completed by June (this is called a letter of assurance and is required from doctoral degree candidates only).
  4. Request proof of employment (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.


Item Applies To Deadline
Online application All applicants August 17, 11:59 PM
(U.S. Eastern Daylight Time)
Letters of reference All applicants August 24, 11:59 PM
(U.S. Eastern Daylight Time)
Letter of assurance Doctoral degree candidates only August 24, 11:59 PM
(U.S. Eastern Daylight Time)
Proof of employment Ireland-NCI Cancer Consortium applicants August 24, 11:59 PM
(U.S. Eastern Daylight Time)

Technical support is available Monday - Friday, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (U.S. Eastern Daylight Time). 
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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 receive your supporting documentation on or before August 24, 11:59 PM, (U.S. Eastern Daylight Time).

Fellowship Program Contact

Program Coordinator - Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program

  • Address: National Cancer Institute, NIH
    9609 Medical Center Drive
    Room 2W-136 MSC 9712
    Bethesda, MD 20892-9712 
  • Phone: 240-276-5626 
  • Fax: 240-276-7883 
  • Email:

For overnight delivery:

  • Address: National Cancer Institute, NIH
    9609 Medical Center Dr. Room 2W136
    Rockville, MD 20850