For all applicants, the application requires that you provide the following documentation:

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

For international applicants, the application requires that you provide the following additional documentation:

  • Essay: "How do you plan to use the knowledge gained from the Curriculum when you return to your home country?" Limit your response to 300 words and include the essay in your CV.
  • Copy of Your Academic Diploma: Submit a copy of the official diploma for your most advanced degree (such as MD, PhD, MPH or equivalent), with English translation if necessary. Academic transcripts and/or fellowship certificates for medical specialties will not be accepted as a substitute for this copy of your official diploma
  • English Proficiency: Submit one of the following documents: 1) A copy of your Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (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 will not be reviewed.


There is no cost to attend either course.


Domestic Applicants: There is NO funding for domestic applicants. Room, board, and transportation expenses (including parking) are the responsibility of the participant.

International Applicants:  The NCI's Center for Global Health (CGH) welcomes international applicants for the Summer Curriculum. Individuals currently engaged in public health programs, cancer research and cancer control are encouraged to apply. A limited amount of financial support may be available for select meritorious applications from low and middle income countries as classified by the World Bank. Applicants must include letters of support from home institutions, academic or ministerial, indicating commitment to research and continued engagement in cancer control activities.


Applicants will be notified of their status via e-mail after all materials have been received and reviewed. International applicants will be notified about their funding level by a representative from the Center for Global Health, NCI. Notifications will be sent by mid-March.

Summer Curriculum Contact

Course Content and Other General Class Questions

Summer Curriculum Coordinator - Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program

  • Address: National Cancer Institute, NIH
    9609 Medical Center Drive
    Room 2W-136 MSC 9712
    Bethesda, MD 20892-9712 
  • Phone: (+1) 240-276-5626 
  • Fax: (+1) 240-276-7883 

All International Applicants - Visas or Funding Questions

Coordinator - Center for Global Health

If you are a person with a disability and require any assistive device, services, or other reasonable accommodation to participate in these activities, please contact the CPFP Office at 240-276-5626 at least one week in advance of the lecture date to discuss your needs.