Roswell Park/Howard University Program Information

The Roswell Park/Howard University Cancer Scholars Program enables Howard Honors Biology Sophomores to deeply explore an interest in cancer research under the mentorship of active researchers at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center (an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center). This program meets the requirements of the honors program's Directed Readings courses and Honors Thesis.

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Cancer Scholars build a knowledge base in their mentor's area of cancer research by engaging in an online-supported Directed Readings Course in which pertinent scientific papers are analyzed and discussed in real-time via interactive webconferencing sessions with their Cancer Scholar mentor. Following their junior year, Cancer Scholars will conduct a cancer research project at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center as part of the 10-week Summer Research Experience Program in Cancer Science in their Cancer Scholar Mentor's laboratory. This project can form the basis for their Honors thesis (view program timeline).

Program eligibility

Howard University Sophomore Honors students who are U.S. Citizens or U.S. permanent residents are eligible to apply.

Program funding

Cancer Scholars who satisfactorily complete the Directed Readings portion of the program will receive a $6000 subsistence allowance during the 10-week summer internship program to cover dormitory lodging, food and other living expenses. Scholars are responsible for covering their own travel expenses to and from Buffalo, NY.

Funding support is provided by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health under award number: R25CA181003.

View more detailed information on the program offerings above and the directory of available Cancer Scholar mentors.

Note: Current non-Honors Juniors interested in the Summer Research Experience Program in Cancer Science may view more information and learn more about the program.