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Other Postdoctoral Training Programs at the NIH

  • International Postdoctoral Programs at the  NIH 
  • Many international doctoral degree recipients pursue postdoctoral training at the NIH as Visiting Fellows. In addition, the NIH has negotiated with almost a dozen participating countries, to create programs that provide opportunities for their recent doctoral degree recipients to train as postdocs at the NIH.

  • Fellowships in Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics

  • The Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) of the National Cancer Institute conducts a national and international program of population- and family-based studies to elucidate the environmental and genetic determinants of cancer. Fellowships of up to five years' duration under the supervision of DCEG scientists are available. Fellows design, carry out, analyze, and publish research studies related to the etiology of cancer in human populations, and gain experience with interdisciplinary, interagency, and multicenter collaborations. Fellowship applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

  • Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP)
    The CPFP offers postdoctoral fellowship opportunities in cancer prevention and control research for individuals from a multiplicity of disciplines, including behavioral, laboratory, and clinical sciences, epidemiology, ethics, and public health. 

  • Cancer, Genetics, and Signaling Fellows Program (CGSFP)

    This program, housed on the NCI campus in Frederick, MD, accepts applications twice a year (spring and fall) for postdoctoral awards focusing on molecular and genetic aspects of cancer.

  • National Institute of General Medical Sciences Pharmacology Research Associate (PRAT) Program

    The PRAT Program is a competitive postdoctoral fellowship program that supports research in one of the laboratories of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  It is intended for individuals with backgrounds in the basic or clinical sciences who wish to obtain advanced experience in an area of pharmacology, or for those with a pharmacology background to gain experience in new fields.

  • Information for Current NIH Postdocs