IU Simon Cancer Center seeks applicants for 2018 Summer Research Program

Students interested in gaining hands-on experiences in cancer research are encouraged to apply for the 2018 Summer Research Program at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.

The annual Summer Research Program, held in partnership with IU School of Medicine’s Health Professions Programs, places students with a mentor physician or researcher for eight weeks, June 4 to July 27. Students work with faculty who are conducting studies in the most progressive areas of cancer research.

The program’s primary goal is to increase the number of underrepresented populations engaged in basic, clinical and prevention and control cancer research by providing positive and meaningful first-hand exposure to those fields.

Students are paid in the Summer Research Program. They are responsible for their own housing and transportation arrangements.

The Summer Research Program provides students an opportunity to:

  • Interact with any of the cancer center’s research programs, shared facilities and more than 100 world-renowned investigators.
  • Gain exposure to a wide range of basic science, translational and clinical research activities.
  • Continually interact with and learn from other students, clinical and postdoctoral fellows and faculty.
  • Attend weekly career development workshops related to gaining admission to graduate and professional programs of study.

Students are selected based on interest in biomedical or behavioral science, academic performance and personal interviews. The program is open to students who have completed their junior year in high school by the program’s start date and have maintained a grade-point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Undergraduates in the program must have completed 24 hours of college credit, be majoring in a biomedical or behavioral science and have maintained a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.2.

Learn more and apply online. Questions? E-mail IU School of Medicine’s Health Professions Programs at askhpp@iupui.edu.

The application deadline is Feb. 23, 2018. Those students selected as finalists will be invited to campus for an interview in March.