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The National Cancer Institute (NCI), the largest component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is the nation’s premier biomedical research facility and a world leader in cancer research. NCI recognizes the importance of identifying, training, and mentoring talented researchers from populations underrepresented in science and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Toward this end, the NCI created the Introduction to Cancer Research Careers (ICRC) Program. The ICRC Program sponsors highly-qualified students on a sponsored, two-day visit to the NIH located in Bethesda, Maryland.  ICRC participants will have the opportunity to tour the facilities of the NCI and the NIH, listen to and network with research fellows, and potentially interview for an internship with NCI Investigators.  This program provides participants with the opportunity to experience the NCI first-hand and personally interact with the world’s leading cancer researchers.

Successful candidates for the ICRC Program will have a strong academic record, demonstrated research experience, and a commitment to a career in biomedical, behavioral, or population science research.

  travel related icons ICRC Participants Will Receive the Following:
  • Transportation/airfare to and from Bethesda, MD
  • Reimbursement for hotel accommodations and meals
  • NIH campus tour
  • NCI laboratory tours
  • Valuable workshops and information sessions
  • The opportunity to interview with NCI investigators seeking to fill summer and/or 1-year research internship positions
  • Participants selected for an internship will receive a monthly stipend with a summer housing subsidy and roundtrip summer travel (see Program Details for additional information).

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