The Introduction to Cancer Research Careers (ICRC) program gives highly qualified undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, graduate, and recent graduate students the opportunity to participate in vital cancer research at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Selected candidates will have the opportunity to interview with top NCI Principal Investigators and potentially experience a post-baccalaureate fellowship in an NCI research laboratory or office. The ICRC Program highly encourages individuals from underrepresented populations and disadvantaged backgrounds to apply.
If a candidate is hired by an NCI investigator as a fellow, they will work under the investigator’s direction and in concert with other researchers, fellows, and technicians. Fellows will have the opportunity to attend seminars on topics related to basic, clinical, biomedical and behavioral research, human health, healthy lifestyles, and health disparities. Fellows will also be able to participate in professional development workshops during their fellowship.
All fellows are required to carry health insurance. No-cost health insurance is available for fellows who work a minimum of three months.
NCI has facilities in Bethesda, Rockville, and Frederick, Maryland. Fellows may be matched with an investigator at any of the locations.
Candidates selected for a fellowship will:
- Receive a monthly stipend
- Participate in valuable professional development workshops
- Present their work at an NIH poster session