Cancer-focused Summer Undergraduate Research (CanSUR)

Cleveland, ,
United States
Term: Summer

Generating excitement for a future career in cancer research amongst highly motivated undergraduates and helping them train and prepare for the next stage of their career

The CanSUR program will support 32 undergraduates for a 10-week period (June through August) each summer. Undergraduates will be accepted from colleges and universities from across the country to work with one of 82 Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (Case CCC) researchers. A stipend of $4,000 will be provided for the 10-week program. Housing and travel allowances are available for select appointees.

Key Components

  • Introductory Cancer Immersion Programming, including interactive cancer research lectures and social interactions to allow the fellows to get to know each other, learn how to work in teams, and establish critical networking skills.
  • Mentored Research Experience through a hands-on, cancer research experience including project development, execution, interpretation, and reporting of research
  • Weekly Scientific and Career Enrichment Lunches where fellows learn about new advances in cancer research, cutting-edge technology, and field-relevant professional development, including how to communicate and present research findings, prepare graduate/medical school applications, leadership training, and responsible conduct in research.
  • Cancer Career Opportunities dinners with PhD and MD students, postdoctoral scholars, and hematology/oncology residents and fellows while learning about diverse cancer careers opportunities in academia.
  • CanSUR Scholars’ Symposium where fellows their research at a CanSUR Program research symposium during the final week of the program.

Fact Sheet

Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia General Studies, Columbia Undergraduates, First Year, Junior, Senior, Sophomore, U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident
Fellowship Type:
Summer Opportunity
Cleveland, ,
United States
North America

Dates & Deadlines

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 14, 2022