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University of Colorado Cancer Center

University of Colorado Cancer Center, A National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center
 

Application Information


John Tentler, PhD, Director and Jill Penafiel, Coordinator

The application deadline is February 1, 2017. Applications will be available December 1st.

Fellowship are open to:

  • Incoming college freshmen (who are seniors in high school when they apply, and will be 18 years old by May 30, 2017)
  • College undergraduates (including seniors in college)
  • Minority students are encouraged to apply
  • We are unable to take foreign students without a US student visa at this time

What to know about the Cancer Research Summer Fellowship:

  • CU Cancer Center Fellows work full-time for approximately ten weeks during the summer from May 30 - August 4, 2017.
  • Fellows may not combine their research work with other significant work commitments or daytime class work.
  • Fellow are paid stipends based on their academic level at the time of application. The rate is subject to change.
  • Stipends are paid in two installments of 50 percent through direct deposit as fellows complete their program requirements.
  • 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. A Facebook page of admitted students will be set up in the Spring. You may also find a roommate there. 
  • 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.

Stipend Examples:

Approximate stipend amounts for summer fellowships in 2017 are listed below:

  • High school students (we are accepting 3 high school students in 2017): $2,00​​0
  • College undergraduates, MS1 and Graduate students: $3,000
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