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Training Opportunities at the National Cancer Institute, USA



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Training Opportunities at the National Cancer Institute, USA


Each year the Cancer Institute Consortium on Cancer (Cancer Consortium), Health and Social Care Research & Development Division, Public Health Agency (HSC R&D Division), Belfast, and the Health Research Board (HRB), Dublin invite applications for the following summer courses at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Rockville, Maryland, USA:

  1. Principles and Practice of Cancer Prevention and Control: provides specialised instruction on the principles and practice of cancer prevention and control.
  2. Molecular Prevention: provides a strong background in the molecular biology and genetics of cancer and an overview of the basic laboratory approaches applied to cutting-edge research in cancer.

Applicants may apply for one or both courses.  Applications are invited from those employed in health and social care, academic and voluntary/not-for-profit sectors, from a wide variety of disciplines (medicine, nursing, pharmacy, allied health professions, life sciences, epidemiology and any other health-related disciplines with an interest in cancer and its prevention). Up to six places per course are available for participants from the island of Ireland.  Preference in selection will be given to those applicants with a doctorate degree and/or relevant experience in cancer prevention and control. Applicants will be required to provide a letter of support from their employer.

Funding is available from HSC R&D Division and the HRB towards travel, accommodation and subsistence costs.  There is no charge by the NCI for attending these courses.  Applicants residing in Northern Ireland should apply to HSC R&D Division and applicants residing in the Republic of Ireland should apply to HRB.

Further details on the content of the courses available ( and instructions on the application process can be found on the HSC R&D Division and HRB websites respectively.


Application Form 2019

Letter of Employer Support 2019


For further information please contact:

Health and Social Care Research & Development Division (HSC R&D Division)    
Public Health Agency
12-22 Linenhall Street
Tel: 028 95363490