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.
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.
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.
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.
- Web site for Current Postdocs in the NIH Intramural Research Program
- Advice on Choosing a Research Mentor
- 2012 Postdoc Handbook: PDF Ipad/Nook version Kindle version
- IC Training Offices/Training Directors
- NIH Scientific Interest Groups (SIGS)
- NED, the NIH Enterprise Directory (contains contact information for NIH investigators)
- NIH Events Calendar
- Intramural Investigator Database
- more Postdoc Resources
For outstanding senior-level graduate students from across the country, an event held on the NIH campus, whose purpose is to bring together potential postdoctoral candidates and NIH investigators to share their science and discuss the exciting research being conducted at the NIH.