Undergraduate Intern Program and Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA)

National Cancer Institute at Frederick
Frederick, MD.
Type Basic Science Research, Clinical Research


The National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) is an NCI-specific fellowship award program establishing an “umbrella” appointment mechanism with uniform provisions and a streamlined application process for the diverse training fellowship programs supported throughout NCI’s Divisions, Offices and Centers. CRTA Fellows must be U.S. citizens or resident aliens.

View or download NCI CRTA program policies and current stipend tables (PDF).

Non-citizens may be appointed through the NIH Visiting Fellow Program (VFP), which is administered by the NIH Division of International Services (DIS). Although the NCI Visiting Fellows and CRTA Fellows are participating in separate fellowships with distinct policies, NCI is responsible for processing all financial actions related to NCI Visiting Fellowship awards, and uses the CRTA stipend categories to determine the stipend amounts for NCI Visiting Fellows.


The Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) program is the universal, umbrella fellowship program for domestic fellows (non-US citizens must have a permanent resident card to be eligible for this program).

1. Candidates must be enrolled at least half-time in an accredited U.S. high school, college, or university. Individuals who will be enrolled in the fall of 2008 are also eligible to apply.

2. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and at least 16 years of age at the time they begin the program.

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Frederick, MD 21702-1201
Phone: 301-846-1000