Online applications for the Summer Curriculum are accepted from November through February (deadlines may differ for domestic and international applicants). Space is limited. Preference is given to individuals with a doctoral degree or relevant experience in cancer prevention and control. Acceptance into the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program is not necessary to attend either of the courses.

To register, please complete the online application.

For all applicants, provide the following documentation to apply:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of nomination from the director of your institute or department on official letterhead

For international applicants, provide the following additional documentation to apply:

  • EssayHow do you plan to use the knowledge gained from the Summer Curriculum when you return to your home country? Limit your response to 300 words and include the essay in your curriculum vitae.
  • Academic diploma: Submit a copy of the official diploma for your most advanced degree, with English translation if necessary. Academic transcripts and/or fellowship certificates for medical specialties will not be accepted as a substitute for a copy of your official diploma.
  • English proficiency: Submit one of the following documents: 1) a copy of your TOEFL or IELTS score; 2) a letter written by the director of your institute or department to confirm your English proficiency; or 3) a copy of your academic transcript confirming your completion of an English course.

Please ensure that you provide all the needed documents before clicking the “Apply Now” button on your application. Once you submit your application, you will not be able to make any changes. Incomplete applications are not reviewed.


NCI will notify applicants of their status via e-mail after we receive and review all materials. Notifications will be sent by mid-March. The NCI Center for Global Health will notify international applicants about any available funding.