The West Virginia University Cancer Institute offers undergraduate research fellowship 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 a Center 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 21st, 2018 and continue for 10 weeks. Fellows 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, Tuesday, July 31st, 2018.
- 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)