Clinical Investigator Development Program


Application Deadline:  September 30, 2018
Program Starts: July 1, 2019

The NCI Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is pleased to announce our annual call for applications for an exciting training opportunity intended for physicians interested in dedicating their careers to clinical research. Come join a vibrant, multidisciplinary research community where hallmarks are:

  • funding that supports innovative, high impact bench-to-bedside research;
  • competitive salary and loan repayment opportunities;
  • opportunity to serve as principal investigator on clinical trials;
  • access to the largest hospital in the world devoted exclusively to clinical research;
  • extensive shared research resources; and,
  • access to a broad range of scientific and clinical expertise and cutting-edge medical technologies. 

Who We Are

The Center for Cancer Research comprises nearly 250 teams conducting basic, translational, and clinical research in the NCI intramural program - an environment supporting innovative science aimed at improving human health.  CCR's clinical program is housed at the NIH Clinical Center - the world's largest hospital dedicated to clinical research.  For more information about CCR and its programs, visit ccr.cancer.gov.


Areas of Interest

The Clinical Investigator Development Program is intended to assist board-eligible/board-certified translational researchers to transition from a mentored position to that of independent investigator in either laboratory-based or patient-oriented research in academia or comparable positions in government and industry. Potential areas of interest include:


Program Objectives

  • develop competence and skills in study design
  • protocol development and patient-oriented research
  • acquire knowledge related to the ethical and regulatory issues of conducting clinical research involving human subjects
  • gain direct experience with and develop strategies for the collection and management of research data 
  • learn about function, development, organization and leadership of a multidisciplinary research team