Research Experiences for Underserved College Students

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Application Deadline: March 3rd, 2014
Program Dates: June 23-August 15, 2014

Overview
The Physical Sciences-Oncology Center at Northwestern University (NU PS-OC) invites applications to its eight-week summer program for underserved college students with interests in both the physical and biomedical sciences. This program will allow students concentrating in engineering, mathematics, or the physical sciences to participate in research that applies physical sciences concepts and methodology to problems in tumor biology. In addition to acquiring hands-on laboratory experience, participants will also attend weekly lunchtime seminars and a two-day workshop to gain a basic understanding of tumor biology and cancer detection, diagnosis, and treatment. The intent of this program is to encourage the next generation of physical scientists, mathematicians, and engineers—especially those who are members of historically underrepresented populations—to consider focusing their careers on cancer research.

Stipend
Support for program participants includes:

  • A $3500 Stipend
  • Free On-Campus Housing
  • Reimbursement for Travel Expenses

Eligibility
To be considered for this program, applicants must:

  • Currently be college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a major in engineering, applied mathematics, or a physical science.
  • Have completed at least one college course in biology by the program’s start date.
  • Be members of an underserved population. In the physical and biomedical sciences, these groups include African-Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, and students from families with an annual income below established low-income thresholds.

Applying
To apply, students should submit the following materials:

  • a completed application form
  • two letters of recommendation
  • college transcripts
  • a personal statement.

The application deadline for this program is Thursday, March 3, 2014.

Additional Information
Benette Phillips, PhD
Co-Director of Education and Training
Physical Sciences-Oncology Center
Northwestern University
schallma [at] northwestern [dot] edu

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