ResearcHStart welcomes high school students from the Chicago and Urbana-Champaign areas to explore exciting careers in cancer research. Participants work full time in the laboratories of established cancer researchers, gaining hands-on experience in areas at the forefront of the field: cancer immunology, pharmacogenomics of anticancer agents, bioengineering, experimental cancer therapeutics, cancer disparities, and more. Rigorous research training is complemented by career development and skill-building workshops, a cancer-based faculty lecture series, and a network of faculty and peer mentors dedicated to students’ success. The program culminates in a research symposium for family, friends, and members of the scientific community. Participants receive a taxable stipend of $2,000.
June 18 – August 10, 2018
**Chicago Public School students are encouraged to apply. Arrangements will be made to accommodate the program’s conflict with the school district’s calendar.**
Admission to researcHStart is highly competitive: only eight participants per site will be selected. Selection is based on applicants’ stated interest in the program, academic record, and letters of recommendation. To apply:
Conflict of Interest: The selection of applicants is managed by an independent review panel at each site. Immediate family members of the review panel or of faculty from a given site are ineligible for that site. Immediate family members of the site leadership teams or the researcHStart Advisory Committee are ineligible for the program. All applications will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Policy.