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:

  • commitment to flexible funding necessary to support innovative, high-impact bench-to-bedside research,
  • 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. 

Who We Are

The NCI Center for Cancer Research is nationally recognized as a premier training ground for clinical research, which is conducted in the state-of-the-art National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Research Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Successful applicants will join a cadre of over 235 talented scientists conducting cutting-edge research on the campuses of the NCI in Bethesda and Frederick, Maryland.


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