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Upcoming Opportunities for Students

Upcoming OpportunitiesPlease visit the websites below to determine full program details including eligibility, research topics, and deadlines. We welcome institutions to submit free or paid opportunities for high school, undergraduate or post-baccalaureate students by emailing scienceeducation@aacr.org.

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Awards and Scholarships
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Post Baccalaureate Programs

Awards and Scholarships

American Association for Cancer Research-Thomas J. Bardos Science Education Award for Undergraduate Students
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), Philadelphia, PA
For third-year undergraduate students. $1,500 yearly stipend to attend two consecutive AACR Annual Meetings. Leftover funds can be used for school/lab projects, conference travel, etc.
Likely deadline: 12/1

Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Lansdowne, VA
For outstanding community college students with financial need to transfer to and complete their bachelor’s degrees at the nation’s top four-year colleges and universities. Up to $30,000 per year. Students must be nominated by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Faculty Representative at their two-year institution.
Likely deadline: 12/1

Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards
UNCF Merck Science Initiative, Fairfax, VA
For college juniors who are African-American and STEM majors. Two consecutive 10-12-week summer research experiences at a Merck facility. $25,000 scholarship, $5,000 stipend for summer research, institution may apply for $10,000 Department Grant.
Likely deadline: 12/1

Annual Undergraduate Research Scholarship Program
Microscopy Society of America, Reston, VA
For full-time undergraduate students interested in conducting a research project which involves the use of any microscopy technique. Up to $3,000 research funding, awarded in April. Students are required to be sponsored by a member of MSA.
Likely deadline: 12/31

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Fund
For college juniors and seniors in the forthcoming academic year who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Up to $7,500 annually for tuition, fees, books, and room and board. All candidates for scholarships are nominated by their college or university.
Likely deadline: 1/27

Undergraduate Scholarship
DAAD North America, San Francisco, CA
For undergraduate students interested in study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. Supports study abroad in Germany and at German universities. €650 monthly for ten months, additional funds for travel, research expenses, health insurance.
Likely deadline: 1/31

Undergraduate Scholarship Program
National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD
For students from disadvantaged backgrounds committed to biomedical, behavioral and social science research careers at the NIH. Up to $20,000. Scholarships can be renewed up to four years. Requirements: 1) 10-week summer laboratory experience; 2) employment at the NIH after graduation.
Likely deadline: 2/1

American Association for Cancer Research-Gary J. Miller Undergraduate Prizes for Cancer and Cancer-Related Biomedical Research
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), Philadelphia, PA
For undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students. First, second, and third place cash prizes for best student abstract/poster/poster presentation at AACR Annual Meeting’s Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition. Free registration for AACR Annual Meeting for all participants.
Likely deadline: 3/1

Student Travel Award
Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Undergraduate Students (ABRCMS), San Jose, CA
For undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students. $1,500 to cover registration, housing and travel.
Likely deadline: 9/7

FASEB MARC Program Travel Award
Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Undergraduate Students (ABRCMS), San Jose, CA
For undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students. Up to $1,650 to be used for travel-related expenses and/or conference registration.
Likely deadline: 9/28

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Summer Research Opportunities

Introduction to Cancer Research Careers (ICRC)
National Cancer Institute (NCI), Bethesda, MD
For undergraduates, postbaccalaureates (within two years), or graduate students. Two-day visit to the NIH. Tour the facilities of the NCI and the NIH, listen to and network with research fellows, and potentially interview for an internship with NCI Investigators. Transportation and accommodations provided.
Likely deadline: 11/17

Undergraduate Research Capstone Program
American Society for Microbiology, Washington, DC
For undergraduates from groups underrepresented in the microbiological sciences who have participated in an undergraduate summer research program at a U.S.-based institution. Stipend to cover attendance at ASM Annual Meeting. Must submit an abstract to ASM Annual Meeting.
Likely deadline: 12/15 

Project Leaders in New Knowledge (LINK)
Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
For high school juniors/seniors and college undergraduates who are interested in pursuing careers in cancer research. Research experience under the direction of a faculty member, 10-20 hours/week during school year, full-time in summer. Attendance at educational/scientific lectures. Salary provided. Two-year commitment required.
Likely deadline: rolling

Science Apprenticeship Program
Monell Center, Philadelphia, PA
For high school OR undergraduate students. At least seven-week summer research experience under the direction of a Monell scientist. Salary provided.
Likely deadline: 1/23

Project IMHOTEP
Morehouse College Public Health Sciences Institute, Atlanta, GA
For college juniors, seniors, and recent graduates. Ten-week summer research experience under the direction of a faculty member. Research placements available in various locations. Stipend and housing allowance provided.
Likely deadline: 1/31

Amgen Scholars Program
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
For undergraduate students interested in summer research in any area of biomedical science, chemistry, bioengineering or chemical engineering. Ten-week summer research experience under the direction of a faculty member. $3,500 stipend, on-campus housing provided, some meals provided, up to $500 travel stipend.
Likely deadline: 2/1

Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
For highly qualified undergraduate or graduate students preparing for careers in medicine or biomedical sciences. Nne-11-week summer research experience under the direction of a faculty member. $4,000 stipend. Housing provided for out-of-area students.
Likely deadline: 2/1

Undergraduate Summer Internship Program (SIP)
Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative (PTEI), Pittsburgh, PA
For undergraduate students pursuing careers in bioengineering, biotechnology, medicine, computer science, chemistry, engineering, the natural sciences, etc. Ten-week summer research experience under the direction of a mentor at PTEI-affiliated colleges or U.S. Army Institute for Surgical Research Ft. Sam, Houston, TX. $3,850 stipend.
Likely deadline: 2/3

Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
For undergraduate students with an interest in modeling and simulation in systems biology. Ten-week summer research experience under the direction of a faculty member. $3,500 scholarship reimbursement, on-campus housing and meals provided, use of public transportation.
Likely deadline: 2/6

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)
University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK
For undergraduate students. Nine-week summer research experience under the direction of a faculty member. $3,000 stipend, housing provided.
Likely deadline: 2/7

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA
For underrepresented and disadvantaged undergraduates who have completed their sophomore or junior year toward a bachelor's degree in biological sciences and are interested in learning about a career in biomedicine and the medical sciences. Eight-week summer research experience under the direction of a faculty member. $1,600/month stipend, housing provided, $500 travel allowance.
Likely deadline: 2/10

Summer Undergraduate Program for Educating Radiation Scientists (SUPERS)
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
For rising college juniors and seniors, primarily minority and female, with an interest in radiation biology, radiation physics and cancer imaging. Ten-week summer research experience under the direction of a faculty member. $3,900 stipend, housing provided.
Likely deadline: 2/15

Summer Program for the Advancement of Research Knowledge (SPARK)
Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
For undergraduate students interested in careers in biomedical science. Ten-week summer research experience under the direction of a faculty member. $3,000 stipend.
Likely deadline: 2/15

Undergraduate Summer Fellowships
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
For outstanding college science majors who wish to prepare for careers in cancer research. Ten-week summer research experience under the direction of a faculty member. $4,000 stipend.
Likely deadline: 2/15

Summer Research Internship Program
University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
For racially and ethnically diverse students in their junior and senior years of college. Ten-week summer research experience under the direction of a faculty member. $4,500 toward summer expenses. Housing and travel to and from Charlottesville are provided.
Likely deadline: 2/17

Internship Program
J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, MD
For high school OR undergraduate students. Eight-10-week summer research experience under the direction of a faculty member. Fall and spring semester internships also available. Salary provided.
Likely deadline: 2/17

Continuing Umbrella of Research Experience (CURE) Program
Dana-Farber / Harvard Cancer Center, Boston, MA
For high school sophomore, juniors, or seniors OR college undergraduates who are minority, first-generation college, or economically disadvantaged. Resident or attending school in MA. Eight-10-week summer research experience under the direction of a faculty member. Salary provided.
Likely deadline: 2/21

Short-Term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
For underrepresented and disadvantaged students (undergraduate or high school) interested in NIDDK mission areas including diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, nutrition, obesity and digestive, liver, urologic, kidney, and hematologic diseases. Eight-12-week summer research experience under the direction of a faculty member in various locations. Up to $2,500 high school or $3,500 undergraduate stipend.
Likely deadline: 2/22

Summer Research Program in Cancer Prevention
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
For undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. Ten-week summer research experience under the direction of a faculty member. Stipends approximately $1,400 – $2,167 per month. Partial or full support for housing may be provided for out-of-town students.
Likely deadline: 2/27

Undergraduate Summer Research Program
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
For undergraduate students who have historically been underrepresented in biomedical and health professions. Eight-week summer research experience under the direction of a faculty member. $3,000 fellowship. Housing not provided.
Likely deadline: 3/1

Summer Training and Research (STAR)
University of Maryland School of Public Health, College Park, MD
For undergraduate students from under-represented minority groups, disadvantaged backgrounds, and/or have a disability. Two consecutive summers of a 10-week research training and career development program to enhance students' potential to apply for and complete graduate degrees in biomedical and behavioral science relevant to preventing and treating cardiovascular disease.
Likely deadline: 3/1

High School Summer Research Internship Program
Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
For students from area high schools with an interest in biomedical research. Eight-week summer research experience under the direction of a faculty member. $1,500 stipend. Likely deadline: 3/1

High School Summer Research Program
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY
For high school juniors. Seven-week summer research experience under the direction of a faculty member. Paid housing available. Limited scholarship funds for minority students. $15 application fee.
Likely deadline: 3/1

Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (SIP)
National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD
For high school OR undergraduate students. Highly competitive summer research experience under the direction of an NIH mentor. Locations in MD, NC, AZ, MT, MA, and MI. Monthly stipend between $1,700 and $2,200 provided. Please read requirements carefully and apply starting in November.
Likely deadline: 3/1

Continuing Umbrella of Research Experience (CURE) Program
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
For undergraduate students who are underrepresented (minority, first-generation college) in the biomedical sciences and interested in conducting cancer research.  Students engage in eight-week summer laboratory research experience under the direction of a faculty member. Stipend amount is $3,400 plus housing and travel for out of town students.
Likely deadline: 3/2/15

Summer Research Program
Monmouth University School of Science, West Long Branch, NJ
For undergraduate or M.S.-level graduate students. A limited number of openings are available for senior high school students. Twelve-week collaborative summer research experience under the direction of a faculty member. Salary provided.
Likely deadline: 3/2

Native American Research Center for Health
University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK
For undergraduate students who are members of any Oklahoma Tribe; preference will be given to Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee, and Seminole tribal members. An 8.5-week summer research experience under the direction of a faculty member. $3,000 stipend. Housing provided.
Likely deadline: 3/7

Young Scientists Training Program
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
For minority high school students. Ten-week summer research experience under the direction of a faculty member. $1,500 stipend, Chicago Transit Authority bus passes.
Likely deadline: 3/12

Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy
City of Hope, Duarte, CA
For undergraduate or advanced high school students. Ten-week summer research experience under the direction of a faculty member. $4,000 stipend.
Likely deadline: 3/15

Continuing Umbrella of Research Experience (CURE) Program
City of Hope, Duarte, CA
For high school OR undergraduate students from underrepresented populations who are interested in cancer research as a career. Ten-week summer research experience under the direction of a faculty member. $4,800 stipend.
Likely deadline: 3/15

Undergraduate Training Program (UTP)
Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA
For undergraduate students. Nine-week summer research experience under the direction of a faculty member. Salary provided.
Likely deadline: 3/16

High School Summer Enrichment Science Academy
Howard University, Washington, D.C.
For rising juniors and seniors, especially underrepresented minorities or financially disadvantaged. Six-week residential summer enrichment science academy that exposes students to prerequisite classes required for a pharmacy or other health professions degree. Housing, meals, course materials (books, pens, pencils, paper, etc.) all covered.
Likely deadline: 3/22

Summer Fellowship Program in Biomedical Research for High School Students
The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, PA
For high school students in the Philadelphia School District. Eight-week summer research experience under the direction of a faculty member. Stipend up to $2,050.
Likely deadline: 3/30

Young Scholars Program
Northeastern University, Boston, MA
For high school sophomores or juniors with aptitude in mathematics and science, resident within 50 miles of Northeastern. Six-week summer research experience under the direction of a faculty member.
Likely deadline: 3/30

High School Summer Internship Program in Research
Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA
For high school juniors and seniors. Four-week summer research experience under the direction of a faculty member. Salary provided.
Likely deadline: 3/31

Equity Summer Research Program
Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
For undergraduate students who have experienced social or economic disadvantages. Eight-10-week summer research experience under the direction of a faculty member. Salary provided. Limited support may be available for housing assistance.
Likely deadline: 4/2

High School Summer Internship Program
Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative (PTEI), Pittsburgh, PA
For high school juniors and seniors. Five-week summer internship. Tour laboratories, meet scientists, and explore careers in science, medicine, and engineering. $1,000 stipend.
Likely deadline: 4/2

Educational Outreach/Scientific Scholars Program
The Forsyth Institute, Cambridge, MA
For Boston Public high school students. Others may apply as unpaid/volunteer. Eight-week summer research experience under the direction of a faculty member. Paid internship.
Likely deadline: 4/6

Apprenticeship Bridge to College (ABC) High School Program
Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA
For high school juniors or seniors interested in a summer health disparities research internship. Eight-week summer research experience under the direction of a faculty member. Salary provided.
Likely deadline: 4/13

Summer High School Volunteer Program
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Washington, D.C.
For rising high school seniors. Eight-week summer research experience under the direction of a research scientist.
Likely deadline: 6/1

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Post Baccalaureate Programs


Johns Hopkins Univ.— Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program
Deadline: starting Oct.

Virginia Tech—Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program
Deadline: Mar. 30

NIH—Post Baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award
Deadline: rolling

University of New Mexico—Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program
Deadline: rolling, with major intake in June

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