Partners Cancer Biology
About the Partners Cancer Biology Program
The Partners Program in Cancer Biology is funded by a U54 grant (CA156735) from the National Cancer Institute and formed as a collaboration between North Carolina Central University and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. The program provides the opportunity for current undergraduate students at NCCU and UNC Chapel Hill to gain valuable research experience, mentoring, and career development in Cancer Biology fields.
In addition to the summer program, NCCU fellows will conduct research during the academic year with a stipend of $1600 per semester.
The Partners Program introduces undergraduate students to basic cancer laboratory research and to public health research in areas relevant to disparities in the prevention, incidence, treatment, mortality and morbidity of cancer. Students may choose either a Laboratory Research Concentration or a Public Health Concentration. Students who successfully complete the first year of the program may be invited back for a second year.
The Partners Cancer Biology Program offers
- A 10-week intensive summer program
- A stipend of $5000 and a food allowance of $700
- Dorm housing
- A solo project to be completed under the supervision of a Principal Investigator and bench mentor
- GRE prep classes
- Professional Development
- Team building and recreation
Requirements and Qualifications for Students
- Currently completing your freshman or sophomore year
- Science GPA of at least 3.0
- Strong background in biology, chemistry, or computer science
- Live on UNC campus (housing provided) for the duration of the 10-week summer program (UNC students will travel to NCCU daily)
- Produce a poster and present at a UNC Undergraduate symposium at the end of the program
- Attend and present a poster at a national conference in the Fall of 2020