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Short Term Research Experiences

NCI R25E Spring Research Experiences in Cancer Prevention


Open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents. Visa holders are not eligible.

Program Description

The Cancer Prevention Research Training Program (CPRTP) is designed to expand the perspective of interested students and trainees by equipping them with knowledge of cancer prevention and control disciplines. Trainees are immersed in the cross-disciplinary environment typical of cancer prevention and control research and benefit from career and professional development opportunities.  Students in the short-term research experience program receive hands-on experience in ongoing cancer prevention research projects under the mentorship of an established faculty investigator.  They also achieve educational objectives mutually agreed on by the student and mentor. Students may not have other employment during the internship period.

About the Research Experience

  • This short-term research experience is funded for 15-weeks during the spring academic semester.  
  •  Awardees must comply all of the following terms:
    • Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. Visa holders are not eligible.
    • Must provide proof of enrollment into a degree-granting program for the current Spring semester as an undergraduate, graduate, or health professional student (including medical student, nursing students, doctoral students, etc.) View acceptable proof of enrollment documents.
    • May not receive additional federal funding during this research experience.
    • Must enroll in the required Cancer Prevention GSBS course outlined in the Fellowship Requirement Memo.  
    • Will work at MD Anderson part-time (not to exceed 20 hours per week) and attend school (part-time). 
    • IMPORTANT: Applicants must have access to a computer to review, sign, date and upload time-sensitive documents between October and December, 2014.
  • The fellowship dates for this program are set and cannot be modified. If you are unable to meet these requirements, perhaps you are better suited for the Summer Research Experience. The Summer Research Experience is generally announced in mid to late December of each year. 
  • Read the Spring Program FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions).

Stipend and Benefits

As per terms set by the NCI funding source, students will receive a stipend of $10.00 per hour, paid over the 15-week experience. Pay dates are the 5th and 20th of each month. Additional benefits include tuition costs for the required Cancer Prevention GSBS course.

How to Find a Mentor

Return to Cancer Prevention Research Training Program home page.

Deadlines & Important Dates

Applications Due:
Monday, October 20, 2014 

Application Decision to Applicants:
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Discover Documents & Immunizations Due:
Friday, November 28, 2014

Trainee Forum (Orientation & Social Hour) 4 - 5:00pm: 
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Fellowship Start Date:
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 

Topics Course Start Date:
Friday, January 16, 2015

Halfway Reports Due:
Monday, February 23, 2015

Final Reports Due: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Spring Research Exposition:
Friday, April 17, 2015

Fellowship End Date: 
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

R25E Spring Research Experience Instructions & Forms

CPRTP Mentoring

For more information about what's expected of CPRTP mentors and guidelines for letters of support, visit the CPRTP Mentoring Page! 

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