The Intramural Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (iCURE) program is now accepting applications through January 31, 2022 for Fall 2022 research experiences! iCURE provides mentored research experiences for qualified students and scientists from diverse backgrounds on the NCI campuses in Bethesda, Rockville and Frederick, MD.

iCURE particularly encourages the participation of individuals from groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral and population sciences, and aims to further NCI’s interest in diversity. An iCURE scholar must be a citizen, non-citizen national or legal permanent resident of the United States.

The program offers:

•           Two-year awards to post-baccalaureate (including post-Master’s) individuals

•           Two-year awards to graduate students

•           Three-year awards to postdoctoral fellows

•           Professional development and career support

PIs may have the option to provide support for additional years.

CURE will hold a pre-application webinar on Monday, December 20, 2021, from 4:00-5:00 pm Eastern. Visit this link to join the webinar.

Applications to iCURE must be submitted by January 31, 2022. The target start date will be September 1, 2022. Potential applicants should visit the iCURE website for eligibility information and application instructions.

If selected, iCURE scholars may conduct research in the Center for Cancer Research (CCR), the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG), or the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS).

NCI Investigators who are interested in bringing an iCURE scholar into their research group should contact Dr. Jessica Calzola at Interviews will be conducted in the Spring.

iCURE is an extension of the highly successful Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) program, which helps support the career progress of its scholars toward research independence and fosters and sustains diversity in the biomedical research pipeline.

Contact: Dr. Jessica Calzola,