Undergraduate Awards

The Johnson Cancer Research Center helps train the next generation of researchers. It supports undergraduate and graduate students through competitive award programs. All student applications must be sponsored by JCRC faculty members.

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Undergraduate Cancer Research Awards

Our undergraduate Cancer Research Awards promote student participation in laboratory research and encourage students to consider research as a possible career early on when they can prepare well for advanced degrees. Such laboratory experience teaches students about the complexities of cancer and research, the scientific method, technical approaches, and the critical analysis of results.

Each fall, the center offers Undergraduate Cancer Research Awards (funded by private donors) to support these faculty-mentored research experiences. Students and JCRC faculty members complete the CRA application together, proposing a project that involves the student in the research team. The students who are selected for the program and fulfill their research commitments receive $2,000 and are recognized during the spring semester. The student MUST enroll in 1 cr of DAS506. The faculty mentors also receive $1,000 per student (maximum of two students) for research expenses. Applications are judged competitively by a committee that makes recommendations to the center. The application deadline is October 1.

Undergraduate Cancer Research Award Online Application
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