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 of Research Goals, 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-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.


Item Applies To Deadline
Online Application All Applicants 11:59 PM, August 25 U.S. Eastern Daylight Time
Letters of Reference All Applicants 11:59 PM, August 31 U.S. Eastern Daylight Time
Letter of Assurance Doctoral degree candidates only 11:59 PM, August 31 U.S. Eastern Daylight Time
Proof of Employment Ireland-Northern Ireland-NCI Cancer Consortium applicants only 11:59 PM, August 31  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 11:59 PM, August 31 U.S. Eastern Daylight Time.


All complete applications submitted by eligible candidates by the above deadlines will be reviewed by members of the CPFP Scientific Education Committee. This Committee is comprised of scientists from different divisions within the NCI, the FDA, and an ad hoc member from outside the NCI with expertise in the field of cancer prevention and control. Those applicants judged to be highly meritorious will be notified and invited for a one-day interview. The interviews will be held in Rockville, Maryland. Applicants will be notified of final decisions shortly thereafter.

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: