Postdoctoral Training

The NCI Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is committed to supporting and training the next generation of scientists.  We can help you launch your career in basic or translational cancer research.  CCR offers a research environment that is second-to-none in quality of science and quality of mentoring.

CRTA Training Fellowships

The Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) provides stipend support for U.S. citizens and permanent residents to train at the NCI Center for Cancer Research.  Fellowships are renewable annually for up to 5 years, based on merit.

Who Can Apply?

  • Fellows with a doctoral degree or the equivalent in the health sciences
  • Fellows with no more than 5 years of relevant postdoctoral research experience at the start of the fellowship period
  • U.S. citizens and permanent residents

How Do I Apply?

  • Post your resume on NCI Future Fellows, a databank of interested candidates to be considered for postdoctoral fellowship, intern, and professional positions.
  • Apply directly to the principal investigator listed in the announcement.

Investigators from the Cancer and Developmental Biology Laboratory circa 2009.


NIH Visiting Program

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Visiting Program provides support stipends for foreign postdoctoral scientists on J1 visas to train at the NCI Center for Cancer Research or at other NIH institutes.  Visiting fellow awards are generally processed for 2 years, but 1-year awards are an option. Fellowships are renewable for up to 5 years, based on merit.   More . . .