The BYU Simmons Center for Cancer Research is dedicated to training undergraduate and graduate students in experimental oncology in an effort to make a significant contribution to finding a cure for cancer. Each year the SCCR sponsors numerous cancer research fellows. These students are given the opportunity to perform full-time cancer research under the direction of their faculty mentor during spring and summer terms. Selection for the fellowship opportunity is competitive, and those chosen receive a generous stipend in order to allow them to give full attention to their research during their fellowship.
In the most recent 2018 fellowship year, the Simmons Center was able to fund 18 on-campus summer fellows, as well as help 6 off-campus summer fellows, who researched at the James Cancer Hospital at Ohio State University, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard University, the National Institutes of Health, and Tolero Pharmaceuticals. Please note that the length of these external fellowships vary from BYU's 15-week experience, and most offer their own stipends. Therefore, fellowship funding will vary accordingly. Please see the chart below for specific details:
While not all students will receive a fellowship award, SCCR faculty members are welcoming to undergraduate and graduate student researchers in their labs. Many mentors require students to begin working as a volunteer in their lab before applying for a fellowship.
View past fellows and research proposals here.
Click below to learn more about and apply for a fellowship.