Foreign National Training Program (NCTR)
This program is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) and provides an opportunity for recent postgraduates and full-time university faculty members from foreign countries to initiate and conduct independent or collaborative research that complements projects at the FDA's National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR).
Appointments range from one month to one year and may be extended based on the recommendation of the FDA and subject to availability of funds.
General Application Requirements
- All participants must show proof of health insurance prior to the effective date of appointment. No benefits are provided for these temporary appointments.
- Programs are open to all qualified foreign nationals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, handicap, or national origin.
Note: ORISE will process a J-1 visas (Exchange Visitor Program) according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requirements for a foreign national applicant selected for the program.
For Application Inquiries, send e-mail to: ORISE.FDA.NCTR@orau.org
U.S. Postal Mailing Address
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)
ATTN: FDA Research Participation Programs, MS 36
P.O. Box 117
1299 Bethel Valley Road
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-0117
Resources For You
- About the National Center for Toxicological Research
- Instructions and Forms for the Application Process