The Visiting Scholars Program (VSP) is a scientific partnership program that offers extramural scientists to access the intellectual capital and state-of-the-art facilities of the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR), the only national laboratory in the United States devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The goal of the program is to support collaborations on novel ideas and exchange new techniques between the scholars and FNLCR scientists to address persistent barriers that have long impeded progress against cancer and AIDS.

Venn Diagram showing the relationship between the VSP, Technology Development, Research and Development Partnerships, and Career Enhancements

Consistent with our training mission, we are seeking senior investigators, especially leaders in their research area, either within or outside the cancer research community. Visiting scholars are expected to have on-going research and are currently employed on a permanent basis by a home institution. The duration and purpose of the visit to the FNLCR can vary, but it is intended to facilitate collaboration or enhance career development. The engagement at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research may be part of a research effort to address persistent barriers that have on-going research effort to tackle a grand challenge in biomedical research field.

Visiting scholars will be integrated with teams of scientists at the Frederick National Laboratory who:

  • engage in basic studies in the biological mechanisms of cancer and AIDS;
  • conduct translational research leading to new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches;
  • expert in bioinformatics and data science; and
  • advance preclinical studies leading to first-in-human clinical trials.

We encourage extramural scientists to contact us to explore current available opportunities at FNLCR.