Training Opportunities for Students

Graduate Student Partnership Program

The NIH Graduate Partnership Program provides graduate students with the opportunity to conduct all or part of their dissertation research in the resource-rich NIH environment.

Students come to the Urologic Oncology Branch either as part of formal institutional partnerships or via individual agreements negotiated between their university mentor and a UOB investigator.  In all cases, degrees are granted by the university partner.

To learn more, visit NIH Graduate Partnership Program (GPP).

Predoctoral Fellowships

Clinical and Translational Research Course for Ph.D. Students. This is a 2-week intensive introductory course offered by the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.  The purpose is to demonstrate the role of Ph.D. scientists in clinical and translational research.  This course is open to graduate students pursuing a Ph.D. in the basic sciences at a U.S. institution who have completed at least 1 year of graduate study. 

To learn more, visit Clinical and Translational Research Course.

Postbaccalaureate Fellowships

Dr. Len Neckers and a student looking at culture platesThe Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA)  program provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional school (medical/dental/pharmacy) an opportunity to spend 1 or 2 years performing full-time research in the Urologic Oncology Branch. Postbaccalaureate fellows work side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.

To learn more, visit Postbaccalaureate CRTA/IRTA.

Summer Internships

Current high-school, college, and graduate students, including nursing and medical school students, who are U.S. citizens can apply for summer internships.

To learn more, visit Summer Internship Program (SIP) in Biomedical Research.