University Scholars Program

The Mission of the UFHCC University Scholars Program is to educate the next generation of professionals in the importance of biomedical research and scientific discoveries, specifically focused on cancer. Training opportunities will also be provided to the UFHCC university scholars, allowing them to make significant contributions in cancer research ranging from basic to translational in cancer prevention, diagnostics, epidemiology and therapeutics.

We are now accepting applications for our 2022-2023 Cohort. The application deadline is February 11, 2022.

Overview

This program provides a fall-spring semester research opportunity that offers laboratory experience for UF undergraduate students interested in cancer research. Students applying to the program will self-select their research interests aligned with the foci of our UFHCC Research Programs. During the course of the year, scholars will complete individual research projects and attend seminars. At the end of the program, scholars will participate in a research symposium, and give an oral presentation on their research projects. The program also provides an enrichment experience for our current graduate students and post-doctoral trainees, who act as student mentors for the interns, as they participate in teaching activities for the monthly research seminars.

Eligibility and Program Requirements

  • Students who are in their freshman, sophomore or junior year at the time of application are eligible for consideration. (Students who will be graduating before May 2023 are not eligible to apply.)
  • Participants will be required to dedicate 8-10 hours per week to research from September 2022 to May 2023.
  • Participation in monthly activities and seminar series is required.
  • Selected participants may be eligible to receive a stipend of up to $1,750.
  • Selected participants will be required to attend a 1-2 hour program orientation in April 2022 (date TBA).

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Application deadline: Feb. 11, 2022.

UFHCC University Scholars Program 2022-2023

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  • Indicate which UFHCC research program best suits your research interests.
  • Please let us know your current lab information (PI, department, college, project) and if you would you like to continue working in this lab if accepted to our program.
  • Describe your motivation for pursuing cancer research, and how this program will aid you in achieving your future career goals. Discuss why you chose a certain program track (Cancer Population Sciences, Cancer Therapeutics and Host Response, or Mechanisms of Oncogenesis). [3000 character maximum]
  • UFHCC values and respects diversity. These differences include race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, political opinion, and the many other ways in which one might identify. Please discuss how any aspect of your background or life experience might contribute to diversity within our program and community. [2000 character maximum]
  • Please include previous laboratory/volunteer experience and lab/technical skills if applicable).
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    • Please provide name of faculty member for your required letter of recommendation.
    • Please provide email of faculty member for your required letter of recommendation. Faculty members will receive an automatic notification of this request. Applicants will be copied on this automatic request.
    • Your mandatory letter of recommendation must be emailed directly from the UF Faculty member to education@cancer.ufl.edu by the application deadline.
    • Please provide name of person writing your second letter of recommendation. This letter is optional, but encouraged. This letter should not be provided by family members or friends.
    • Please provide email of person writing your second letter of recommendation. This person will receive an automatic notification of this request. Applicants will be copied on this automatic request.

    If you have any questions regarding this program or the application process, please review our University Scholars FAQ.

    Contact

    Please contact education@cancer.ufl.edu with any questions.