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.


Introduction to Cancer Research Careers

Introduction to Cancer Research Careers  This NCI 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 (CRI)

CCR Cancer Research Interns (CRI)   Inaugurated in 2004, over the past 13 years this summer internship program has placed many students in labs and branches across the Center for Cancer Research.  

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

Scholarships

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.