Applications are now closed.
If you wish to apply for the Cancer Research Summer Fellowship offered through the University of Colorado Cancer Center, please include the following items with your application:
A brief essay explaining why I wish to apply for a Fellowship and how I expect this fellowship will increase my motivation towards a career in cancer research. Please write about the three projects you indicated on the front of this form (the essay must be 2 double-spaced, typewritten pages) You may attach this to an email to Jill.Penafiel@ucdenver.edu with your name ( ex:Jane Smith, Applicant) in the Subject line.
Official Transcript(s) for the last 12 months (must be mailed from your institution)
Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a science teacher (your recommenders can email the letter directly to Jill.Penafiel@ucdenver.edu)
CRSF Applicant Resume Form (found on our website) You may attach this to an email to Jill.Penafiel@ucdenver.edu with your name (ex: Jane Smith, Applicant) in the Subject line.
Returning fellows must include a letter from their previous preceptor. This letter may substitute for one of the two letters of recommendation required.
Fellowship are open to:
- Advanced high school seniors
- College undergraduates
- Graduate students
- Medical, dental, nursing and other health care students
- Minority students are encouraged to apply
- We are unable to take foreign students at this time
What to know about the Cancer Research Summer Fellowship:
- CU Cancer Center Fellows work full-time for ten weeks during the summer from June 3 - August 9.
- Fellows may not combine their research work with other significant work commitments or daytime class work.
- Fellow are paid stipends based on a weekly rate determined by their academic level at the time of application. The rate is subject to change without notice.
- Stipends are paid in two installments of 50 percent through direct deposit as fellows complete their program requirements.
- Students from the University of Colorado Denver and Metropolitan State College of Denver can opt to receive academic credit instead of a stipend. Please indicate this choice on the front sheet of the application.
- Housing is not included in the fellowship. Fellows are required to find and pay for their own living arrangements for the duration of the program. Please view www.rotatingroom.com for a list of housing possibilities.
- Fellows must commit to completing program requirements, including attending orientation and weekly lectures and events; writing a goals and objectives report and presenting a final poster at the poster session. Students who cannot attend the poster session are required to write a final paper.
Approximate stipend amounts for 10-week fellowships in 2013 are listed below:
- High school students: for 2013, students will be asked to volunteer their time.
- College students (undergraduate and graduate): $2,600
- Medical students: $2,800