iCURE Program Extends Application Deadline to January 15

The deadline for applications to the National Cancer Institute’s Intramural Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (iCURE) program has been extended! Applications must be submitted by January 15, 2021 for research experiences that will begin in September 2021.

iCURE provides mentored research experiences for qualified students and scientists on the NCI campuses in Bethesda, Rockville and Frederick, MD.

The program offers:

  • One-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.

iCURE particularly encourages the participation of individuals from underrepresented populations 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.

Potential applicants should visit the iCURE website for information about eligibility and application instructions.

NCI intramural investigators who are interested in bringing an iCURE scholar into their research group should contact Dr. Alison Lin at Interviews will be conducted in the Spring.

iCURE is a partnership between the NCI Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) and the NCI IRP, which includes the Center for Cancer Research (CCR) and the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG).

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. Alison Lin,