TrainingSummer Research Program
The IU Simon Cancer Center Summer Research Program (SRP) aims to increase the number of high school and undergraduate students from underrepresented populations pursuing biomedical and behavioral science careers by providing positive and meaningful firsthand exposure to these fields.
The 2013 summer program will be held on the Indianapolis campus of the Indiana University School of Medicine from May 30, 2013, to July 26, 2013. Participants meet 40 hours a week Monday through Friday. Full-time attendance is mandatory throughout the program’s duration.
Selected participants will be paired with a research mentor. Research projects may involve laboratory-based research, computer-based database research or clinical research. Students will learn about research methodology and will complete a project over the summer months. They will present their findings at poster as well as oral presentation sessions. Applicants are expected to actively participate in all aspects of the program including professional development.
IU Simon Cancer Center: A unique learning environment
The IU Simon Cancer Center is affiliated with the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Indiana that provides patient care.
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Benefits of participating in SRP
As a SRP participant, you will:
- interact with any one of five cancer center research programs, 10 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 post-doctoral fellows, and faculty
- attend weekly workshops that deal with issues related to gaining admission to graduate and professional programs of study
- receive a stipend (payment)
Who should apply?
SRP participants are full-time high school or undergraduate students from populations underrepresented in biomedical or behavioral sciences. All students from metropolitan Indianapolis, surrounding county high schools, or from colleges and universities who will meet the following criteria by program start date are encouraged to apply. Medical students or residents are not eligible.
|High school students who.. .||Undergraduate students who...|
|...have completed their junior year.||...have at least 24 hours of college credit.|
|...display an aptitude for science and math.||...have a biomedical or behavioral science major.|
|...have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.||...have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.|
How do I apply?
Download the application instructions here. The application is due Feb. 15, 2013. Those students selected as finalists will be invited to campus for an interview in April 2013.
Participant selection is based on interest in biomedical or behavioral science, student grades, and personal interviews. Questions? Contact the IUPUI Center for Research & Learning at (317) 274-8880.
This program is funded through the National Cancer Institute. This program is possible through a joint collaboration with the IUPUI Center for Research and Learning.