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Cancer Research Summer Undergraduate Fellowship

Undergraduates looking to gain experience in cancer research are invited to apply for the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes’ inaugural Cancer Research Fellowship. As part of a cohort of 20 students, spend 10 weeks at The University of Texas at Austin and Dell Medical School contributing to research innovation in the laboratory and clinical settings.

Program Details

Dates: May 29 to Aug. 3, 2018 (about 10 weeks)
Hours: Fellows are expected to work full time. Classes or work commitments are not advised.
Compensation: Fellows will receive a stipend of $3,000, paid in two installments through direct deposit as you complete the program.
Housing: Housing is not included. Fellows are required to find and pay for their own living arrangements during the program.

If you have any other questions, please contact Nick Smith-Stanley, the institutes' associate director for finance and administration. 

▼ How to Apply

Students interested in working full time for 10 weeks during the summer can apply to the fellowship.

The application deadline is Feb. 1, 2018. Apply now >​ 

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▼ Eligibility and Program Requirements

Fellowships are open to:

• Incoming freshmen who will be 18 years old by May 29, 2018
• U.S. college undergraduates

We are unable to accept foreign students without a U.S. student visa at this time.

Accepted fellows are required to sign a student agreement committing them to certain requirements such as orientation, development of goals and objectives, participation in bi-weekly lectures and more. Read the agreement >​ 

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▼ Projects and Preceptors

Participants will select three projects to work on during the fellowship, led by faculty mentors. Opportunities range from clinical projects to basic science research. Faculty mentors come from across disciplines and campus partners including the Cockrell School of Engineering, College of Pharmacy, Dell Medical School, the College of Natural Sciences and the Steve Hicks School Social Work. See the preceptors >​ 

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▼ Lecture Series

Fellows will be required to attend bi-weekly lectures that provide an overview of the biology of cancer, specific cancer types and other topics in oncology. See the schedule >​ 

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