CPRIT-CURE Summer Undergraduate Program

MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX.
Type Academic Enrichment, Basic Science Research


The Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)-CURE Summer Undergraduate Research program is a ten-week research program designed for outstanding undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in cancer research.

This program is aimed at highly motivated students who are interested in a research career (i.e., future Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.). The program provides an interactive and fulfilling laboratory-based research experience with prestigious mentors at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Students will be given hands-on research training in cutting-edge labs, where they will interact daily with faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. Students will attend scientific lectures, seminars and career development events, and will have the opportunity to present their work at a poster session at the end of the ten-week program.

Students will receive a stipend up to $5,000 ($500 per full week worked) for the ten-week program.  The stipend may change depending upon the actual days worked in a week.  Housing will be paid by the students from these funds. Paychecks will be issued on the 5th and the 20th of each month, deducting the required federal tax.


College or university students in good academic standing within their freshman, sophomore or junior year.

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Program Manager, CPRIT Training Grant
Shelly Smith
CPRIT Summer Undergraduate Program, 1400 Pressler, Unit 1436, FCT8.5064
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-745-6131