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CPRIT Summer Undergraduate Program

Join our program for outstanding undergraduate students interested in cancer research.

The Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) 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. 

Who should apply?Students enrolled in a college or university in good academic standing
Why CPRIT/CURE?Hands-on laboratory experience in cancer research  
When is the program?June 2, 2015 to August 7, 2015

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.). he 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 of $5,000 ($500 per week worked) for the ten-week program. 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. 

CPRIT Faculty Mentors

CPRIT scholar faculty mentors serve as direct supervisors for CPRIT scholars or as co-mentors on student advisory or supervisory committees. CPRIT faculty mentors participate in all aspects of the CPRIT training program, including formal instruction and supervision of research. 

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Online Application

Applications for Summer 2015 programs will be accepted from December 1, 2014 through midnight CST on January 16, 2015. 



If you have additional questions or would like more information about the CPRIT Summer Undergraduate Program, please contact:

Shelly Smith
Program Manager, CPRIT Training Grant
Tel: 713-745-6131

Mailing Address

CPRIT Summer Undergraduate Program
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Pressler, Unit 1436, FCT8.5064
Houston, TX 77030

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