WVU Cancer Institute Summer Undergraduate Research Program now accepting applications 

WVU Cancer Institute Summer Undergraduate Research Program now accepting applications 

The West Virginia University Cancer Institute offers undergraduate research opportunities every summer in clinical and basic cancer research. The highly competitive program provides funding and opportunities for students who want to pursue careers in cancer research. Each student receives a $4,000 stipend to cover living expenses and accommodation in Morgantown, WV. Students are responsible for securing housing. Additional $1,000 is provided for research supplies to the host lab. The student is paired with an Institute scientist for a 10-week research project. Various projects are available that provide a research experience focused upon molecular, biochemical and/or cellular approaches toward understanding the mechanism of cancer, the development of anticancer drugs and applications of nanotechnology to cancer research. The participating labs focus on blood and hematological malignancies such as leukemia or lymphoma, as well as breast, lung and head and neck cancers.

This year’s summer program will start on Monday, May 20th, 2019 and continue for 10 weeks. Students are required to prepare a poster and present the results of their summer research project at a research symposium held on the last day of the experience, Monday, July 29th, 2019.

Eligibility:

Full-time undergraduate students enrolled in a US university or college

(International students enrolled in a US university or college are responsible to obtain their own visa and work permit if accepted to the program)

Application Information:

Complete application form

The application deadline is March 1, 2019. You will be notified of your status by March 18, 2019.

Preferred Factors In Selection:

Established collaboration with WVU Cancer Institute labs

Previous research experience

Academic record, particularly in biomedical science related courses

West Virginia resident status

Questions Should Be Directed To

Undergraduate Summer Research at WVU Cancer Institute

Tina Lankford, Administrative Assistant (tlankford@hsc.wvu.edu)
1 Medical Center Dr., PO Box 9300, WVU Cancer Institute
Morgantown, WV 26506-9300 Tel: (304) 293-5175 

Electronic submission via this form is recommended

Questions About The Scientific Program Can Be Directed To: 

Alexey Ivanov, Ph.D.
Coordinator Undergraduate Research Program
Tel: 304-293-4936  
aivanov@hsc.wvu.edu

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