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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, program director and Jill Penafiel

Please see the link on the left side of the page. Applications are due Feb. 1 for the Summer 2016 program. 

Fellowship are open to:

  • Incoming college freshmen (who are seniors in high school when they apply, and will be 18 years old by May 31, 2016)
  • College undergraduates (including seniors in college)
  • Minority students are encouraged to apply
  • We are unable to take foreign students without a student visa 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 May 31 - August 4, 2016.
  • 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.
  • 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  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 10-week fellowships in 2016 are listed below:

  • High school students (we are accepting 3 high school students in 2016): $2,00​​0
  • College undergraduates: $3,000

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