Is it possible to attend both courses?
Yes, you can apply to attend both the Principles and Practice of Cancer Prevention and Control Course and the Molecular Cancer Prevention Course. We will review your application to each course separately.
How do I apply to the Summer Curriculum?
You will need to submit your application (including all required documents) online, via You will need to prepare all your documents before you are ready to apply because you will only have one opportunity to upload all your documents during the application process. Applications submitted via e-mail will not be reviewed.
How will I know that my application was received?
You do not need to e-mail the Summer Curriculum Coordinator to verify the receipt of your application. You will receive an automatic emailed notification that looks like this:

Screen grab of the auto-generated email to the NCI Summer Curriculum

What do I do if I have technical difficulties submitting my online application?
Please send an email to the CPFP’s Summer Curriculum IT team at detailing the technical difficulties that you are experiencing.
As part of my application, to whom should my nomination/recommendation letter be addressed?
Your nomination letter should be addressed to the NCI Summer Curriculum Committee.
Do I apply as a domestic or an international applicant?
General information on how to apply can be found at
What is the absolute deadline to submit my application?
Please visit our website at for the Summer Curriculum program application deadlines. No extension will be granted, and no applications will be accepted after the deadline. We recommend that you do not leave your application until the last day of the deadline, in case you run into technical problems or have internet access issues.


Do I pay for the application?
No, you do not. There is no application fee for the Summer Curriculum.
Do I pay tuition for Summer Curriculum courses?
No, you do not. Summer Curriculum courses are free of charge.
Can I receive financial support?
As mentioned on the website, the NCI Center for Global Health (CGH) offers partial funding to a small number of meritorious applications from low- and middle-income countries as classified by the World Bank. You do not need to submit any additional documentation to be considered for partial funding. Please keep in mind that since CGH only funds a very small percentage of eligible participants to attend the course(s), you may wish to begin considering your financial options and obligations as soon as you apply to the NCI Summer Curriculum, if financial considerations are relevant to you.
Can NCI Summer Curriculum Coordinator identify other funding sources for me?
Unfortunately, we cannot direct you to funding sources. We suggest that you check with your institution for sponsorship opportunities or grants.
How do I estimate my travel expenses?
A Per Diem depends on a personal budget. On average, lodging, transportation, and meals could cost between $100-$200 per day. This is just an estimate that should not be treated as an actual expense. Depending on the living situation, costs could be lowered substantially by: renting a room or house compared to lodging at a hotel; purchasing groceries and cooking meals vs. eating at local establishments; and, utilizing public transportation instead of renting a car. When applicants are approved and the final list of participants is confirmed, we will virtually introduce those participants looking for roommates with one another.

While renting a car during your stay is a viable option, it can become quite costly. Utilizing the Washington metropolitan area’s metrorail system (WMATA) can be a more economical and convenient method of transportation. The Neuroscience Center Building, home to the NCI Summer Curriculum, is located near the White Flint Metro Station on the Metro’s Red Line, the western corridor of the Red line between the Farragut North Metro Station in Washington, DC, and the Shady Grove Metro Station in Rockville, Maryland. It is advisable to secure accommodations near the stops along this route to be within a 30 minute commute.

Short-term rentals in the Rockville/Bethesda, Maryland area can be found at and

The includes information about the nearest airports, accommodation options, transportation, healthcare, banking, etc.


When will I be notified of my application status?
Please visit our website at for notifications.


What is the location of the 2019 NCI Summer Curriculum?
The NCI Summer Curriculum will be held in the Neuroscience Center Building at 6001 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Additional information can be found at

Summer Curriculum Courses

Where do I find the description of the Summer Curriculum Courses?
You can find the 2018 NCI Summer Curriculum Syllabi at The 2019 NCI Summer Curriculum Syllabi will include comparable modules and drafts that will be posted on the CPFP website in late April or early May 2019.




Last updated: November 15, 2018