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Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Undergraduate Summer Research Program

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Undergraduates - Junior

Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) offers summer research experiences to undergraduate rising seniors. The program provides interns the opportunity to conduct research and experience the life-style of a researcher at an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center.

Interns spend 10 weeks (First week of June to mid-August) working full-time on an independent research project under the supervision of a RPCI scientific staff member and alongside graduate students and post-doctoral trainees. Research experiences are enriched by a variety of career-development activities which include: weekly seminar series, cancer education outreach in underserved communities, attendance at the RPCI Science Retreat and visits to commercial life science companies. The program concludes with a scientific conference at which interns give a lecture and present a scientific poster on their research project. Applications for the upcoming summer research program are accepted from undergraduate students who are currently in their Junior year or credit-equivalency of Junior year in college. During a typical program year, eighty to one hundred students apply to the program of which between twenty and twenty-five are accepted into funded positions based on applicant eligibility, application merit and availability of funding sources.

Application Deadline: 1/10/2018
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Program Dates: 6/4/2018 - 8/10/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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Roswell Park Cancer Institute (Lead)
Canisius College

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Cellular Biology
Genetics & Genomics
Molecular Biology
Pharmaceutical Sciences

Computational Biology
Drug Discovery, Design & Delivery
Medical Physics
Radiation Oncology

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

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