Diversity Programs


Several programs have been established to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds and/or groups that are under-represented in biomedical research learn more about scientific careers.


iCURE

The new NCI Intramural Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (iCURE) program supports mentored research experiences for qualified students and scientists in the multidisciplinary research environment of NCI campuses in Bethesda, Rockville and Frederick, Maryland.

  • College graduates
  • Graduate students
  • Postdoctoral candidates

Introduction to Cancer Research Careers

The NCI Introduction to Cancer Research Careers (ICRC) program sponsors highly-qualified students on an all-expense paid, 2-day visit to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland.  Participants have the opportunity to tour the facilities of the NCI and the NIH, listen to and network with research fellows, and potentially interview for an internship with NCI Investigators.

  • Graduate students
  • College graduates (within 2 years)
  • Undergraduate students

CCR Cancer Research Interns

The CCR Cancer Research Interns (CRI) Summer Program was inaugurated in 2004 to provide an open door for students looking for an initial training opportunity. 

  • Graduate students
  • College graduates (within 2 years)
  • Undergraduate students

working scientists


Scholarships

The NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program offers competitive scholarships and training to exceptional students from disadvantaged backgrounds


More Training Opportunities

  • Visit Specialized Training to learn about programs that  CCR has created to increase expertise in specific areas.
  • Visit the NCI’s Center for Cancer Training (CCT) to learn about training programs sponsored by NCI’s other centers, divisions, offices, and programs.  The CCT also provides information on funding for training grants, fellowships, research Career Development Awards, and education research grants for students and scientists at universities and institutions across the country.