Specialized Training Programs


CCR, NCI, and NIH offer a number of specialized training programs that are designed to increase expertise in specific areas.


CCR Clinical Investigator Development Program  – unique three-to-four year training program to assist board-eligible/board-certified clinicians in transitioning from a mentored position to an independent investigator in either lab-based or patient-oriented research.

  • MDs, MD/PhDs

Johns Hopkins-CCR Master of Science in Biotechnology  – This joint training program, which results in a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University, focuses on bioassay development, chemical libraries, molecular targets and cancer, and high-throughput screening laboratory automation.

  • College graduates


CCR Cancer, Genetics, and Signaling Fellows Program – competitive postdoctoral training and mentoring program focusing on molecular and genetic aspects of cancer (NCI at Frederick).

  • PhDs, MD/PhDs

NIH Comparative Biomedical Scientist Training Program – combines interdisciplinary cross-over training in animal and human health.

  • DVMs, MDs

NCI-FDA Joint Fellowship Program in Research and Regulatory Review  – graduates will develop skills in of value to academia, the pharmaceutical industry, and government agencies.

  • PhDs, MDs, MD/PhDs

Postdoctoral Research Training Program in Urologic Oncology – CCR's Urologic Oncology Branch offers fellows the opportunity to participate in a diverse training experience that includes clinical and laboratory research on several urologic malignancies.

  • PhDs, MD/PhDs

NCI-UMD Partnership for Integrative Cancer Research graduate students from the University of Maryland conduct research under the joint supervision of a CCR principal investigator and a university faculty member

  • Graduate students in physics, mathematics, engineering


More Training Opportunities

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.