The Short-Term Scientist Exchange Program (STSEP) at the Center for Global Health (CGH), National Cancer Institute (NCI), promotes collaborative research between researchers at the NCI and foreign cancer researchers. The program's objective is to facilitate scientific interactions between non-United States (U.S.) scientists with researchers at NCI. Highly-qualified cancer scientists, researchers, and experts will be provided the opportunity to work alongside scientists at a host NCI intramural laboratory, division, office, or center. These collaborative research exchange visits may range from one week to no more than six months in duration. Participants will be expected to share their newly gained skills and knowledge with colleagues for building research capacity in their respective countries and regions. To this end, the program sponsors expect that participants will resume their position(s) with their home institutions at the close of their exchange.
The STSEP program will offer support to defray living expenses for participants to complete their exchange in the U.S. CGH and the STSEP host will not provide health insurance nor salary/work stipends. Applicants are strongly encouraged to seek support from their home or host institutions to assist in minimizing any financial burden for participation in the program. The funding costs will be split between the CGH and either the home or host institution. NCI awarded funds will be administered by our partner, CRDF Global.
Applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., or a certified equivalent degree, a minimum of one-year postdoctoral experience in cancer research, and an invitation to participate in STSEP from a qualified host institution. Exchanges are limited to terms of six months or less and may not be renewed or extended.