Start and Duration of Appointment
Start of Appointment. For individuals entering the CPFP directly (e.g., not pursuing M.P.H. training), the start date is June. For individuals obtaining an M.P.H. or equivalent degree during the first year, the appointment begins with the start of the master's program. All fellows entering the program are expected to attend the CPFP Orientation in Rockville, Maryland, which is held during the last week of June.
Duration of Appointment. The initial appointment will be for 1 year and may be renewed on a yearly basis. The typical duration is 4 years (year 1: master's degree; years 2 through 4: NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention and mentored research). If a master's degree is obtained during the first year of the program, the fellow is required to remain in the CPFP for a period twice the duration of the master's training period. All renewals are contingent upon total duration of stay at the NIH, which cannot exceed 5 years for a non-tenured appointment nor exceed 8 years for any type of doctoral-level position.