NCI Graduate Student Recruiting Program



The primary use of information collected via the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Center for Cancer Training (CCT) online forms is to evaluate an applicant’s qualifications for research training at NCI at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Information may be used during admission consideration; in preparing appointment paperwork; and to provide data for training program evaluation. Information will be disclosed to investigators, members of advisory committees, CCT staff, and contractors working on our behalf. Additional disclosures may be made to law enforcement agencies concerning violations of law or regulation. Application for this program is voluntary; however, in order for the CCT to process an application, the applicant must complete the required fields.

The legislative authorities for this training initiative are as follows:

  1. Section 405 (b) (1) (C) of the Public Health Service Act, 42 USC 284 (b) (1) (C), as amended, which authorizes Directors of each national research institute to conduct and support research training for which fellowship support is not provided under section 487 and which is not residency training of physicians or other health professionals.
  2. Section 413 (b) (3) of the Public Health Service Act, 42 USC 285a-2 (b) (3), as amended pertaining to the National Cancer Institute, which states that the Director, NCI, in carrying out the National Cancer Program ... shall ... "support appropriate programs of education and training (including continuing education and laboratory and clinical research training)".

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