As part of our mission to support the next-generation of biomedical researchers, we have established a number of partnerships with colleges and universities. We also host academic scientists as visiting scientists and visiting scholars.

University Partnerships

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Frederick National Laboratory and Frederick Community College leaders signed a memorandum of understanding in 2021 to outline areas of possible partnerships.

With our academic collaborators, we co-host lecture series and other scientific events, provide faculty training and exchange, and host undergraduate and graduate student trainees.   

Visiting Scholars Program

The Visiting Scholars Program provides scientists with an opportunity to collaborate with a sponsor investigator at the only federal national laboratory in the United States devoted exclusively to biomedical research.  

Visiting Scholars are established scientists with specific expertise in an area of need at the Frederick National Laboratory, and who develop and execute a research proposal and project aligned with their own research interests and the mission of the National Cancer Institute.  

  • Competitive, peer-reviewed application process 

  • Residency for 6–12 months 

  • Collaboration with internal sponsor scientist 

  • Accepting applicants from universities, research institutes, industry, and other national laboratories 

  • Funding available