Join our program for outstanding undergraduate students interested in cancer research.
The Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)-CURE Summer Undergraduate Program is a 10-week research program designed for outstanding undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in cancer research.
Who should apply?
College or university students who have completed their freshman, sophomore or junior year and are in good academic standing are eligible to apply.
When is the program?
The 2018 program will take place June 5-Aug. 10.
The CPRIT-CURE program offers an interactive laboratory-based experience in cancer research with MD Anderson faculty mentors. Participants will receive hands-on research training in state-of-the-art labs, where they will interact daily with faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. Students will attend scientific lectures, seminars and career development events, and they will have the opportunity to present their work at a poster session at the conclusion of the program.
Students cannot earn credit from their home institutions for participating in the CPRIT-CURE program.
Participants receive a stipend of up to $6,000 ($600 per full week worked) for the 10-week program. The stipend may change based on actual days worked in a week. Students pay for housing from these funds. Paychecks will be issued on the 5th and the 20th of each month, deducting the required federal tax.
CPRIT-CURE Faculty Mentors
CPRIT scholar faculty mentors serve as direct supervisors for CPRIT scholars or as co-mentors on advisory committees. CPRIT faculty mentors participate in all aspects of the CPRIT-CURE training program, including formal instruction and supervision of research.
The deadline for the CPRIT-CURE Summer Undergraduate Program has been extended through Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018.
You may apply starting Dec. 1, 2017, through Discover. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. CST.
The following information will be required on the application:
- Personal information, including contact information and address
- Transcripts from undergraduate universities
- Personal Statement
- Two letters of reference with contact information (At least one reference should come from a science or math professor. The other may be from an advisor, counselor or health care advisor/mentor with whom you worked in a prior program during the past four years.)
Applications must be completed and submitted before the above deadline. Incomplete applications will be purged after the deadline has passed. If the information found here did not provide the answers you need, check with us to find out the answers to your questions.
CPRIT-CURE Summer Undergraduate Program Contacts
Application and Administrative Questions
For questions related to applying to the CPRIT-CURE program, check with Kari Brewer Savannah, Ph.D., program manager in Experimental Radiation Oncology.
For questions related to the content of the CPRIT-CURE program, check with Stephanie S. Watowich, Ph.D., professor in Immunology.