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National Cancer Institute Seeks Psychological Scientists for a 3-Day “Ideas Lab”


The National Cancer Institute (NCI), the US’s leading federal agency for cancer research, seeks psychological scientists interested in studying five behaviors related to cancer: tobacco use, alcohol consumption, dietary behavior, physical activity, and UV exposure.

Researchers are invited to apply for a 3-day “ideas lab,” a residential workshop aimed at combining knowledge from different research fields to address cancer-related challenges. Scientists will be assigned to different interdisciplinary teams, and some of these teams may be invited to submit their projects for funding from Cancer Research UK, a British charity dedicated to cancer research. Early- and mid-career individuals are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications are due on February 15, 2017, and the workshop will be held April 24-27, 2017, in the Washington, DC area. NIH will provide travel and lodging. To learn more, please click here. You can learn more about behavioral science at NCI by clicking here.

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