STRONGER Program Summer Training In Research and Oncology for the Next Generation of Researchers

The STRONGER program offers undergraduate students an immersive 12-week summer internship at the University of Florida Health Cancer Center. Students will develop their skills as young scientists and explore their interest in cancer research, while benefiting from the expertise of accomplished cancer investigators.

The STRONGER program aims to help students completing their baccalaureate degrees to successfully apply to health-related Ph.D. programs to pursue careers in cancer research.

Program Details

Program benefits

Selected participants will receive:
· Round-trip travel to and from the University of Florida
· Subsistence allowance of $15/hour
· Housing allowance of $1,000 per participant
· Research education-related expense budget

Key dates

Given the timeline for most graduate school applications, this program would be best aligned for undergraduate juniors.
· Application deadline: Jan. 15
· Applicants notified: Early February
· Program dates: May-August 2024

Training Requirements

Students will join the program in May 2024 and spend 12 weeks working with a University of Florida faculty on a cancer research project. Students will be expected to spend 80% of their time working on their research project. In addition, students will receive mentoring and career development.

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Cancer Research Opportunities in UF Ph.D. Programs

Ph.D. Pathways in Cancer Research at UF

For students completing baccalaureate degrees in the fundamental branches of science (natural sciences, formal sciences and social sciences) or in applied or interdisciplinary sciences, there are many Ph.D. options and career choices. Participation in the Florida STRONGER Program will provide the research experience necessary to strengthen students’ portfolio, allowing students to competitively pursue a graduate pathway to a cancer research career in a variety of disciplines.

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