HBCU Undergraduate Collaborative Summer Training Program in Prostate Cancer (HBCU)


The HBCU Undergraduate Collaborative Summer Training Program in Prostate Cancer is a collaboration between UNT Health Science Center and Alabama State University.  The program offers summer research internship opportunities for undergraduate students interested in prostate cancer research.

Eligibility Requirements

The HBCU Undergraduate Collaborative Summer Training Program in Prostate Cancer provides an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students to gain experience in a research laboratory under the supervision of faculty and senior graduate students. Participants are selected in open competition and must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • African American student attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU)
  • Junior standing the upcoming fall semester
  • 3.0 minimum cumulative grade point average
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
  • Major in the life sciences (biology, biochemistry, chemistry, biotechnology, etc.)
  • Intention of pursuing a Ph.D. after graduation

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Program Components

  • Academic advising
  • Study strategies assistance and tutoring
  • Library and electronic research techniques
  • Preparation for research
  • Faculty mentors
  • Research presentation skills
  • Pre-graduate school advising
  • Information and strategies for financial support in graduate school
  • Choosing a graduate school

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Summer Research Internship

Participants will be awarded faculty-mentored summer research internships funded by the U.S. Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program. These internships are full-time ten-week commitments. Interns will:

  • work with a faculty mentor whose research interests are related to their own
  • receive a stipend of $6,000 (minus housing and travel)
  • write a paper based on the intern’s research results; and
  • develop a computer-assisted oral presentation and a research poster to be presented at the end of the summer program
  • the program runs Tuesday, May 14- Friday, July 19, 2019

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Application Packet

The following materials must be submitted by March 15, 2019:

  • Application (Click here to launch the application)
  • Current transcript (Official)
  • Transcripts from all colleges previously attended
  • Two recommendation letters from faculty members

All application materials become the property of UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth and cannot be returned.

Refer any questions and send application materials to:

Pat Baker, Administrative Coordinator
Center for Diversity and International Programs
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., EAD 248
Fort Worth, Texas 76107-2699

This page was last modified on January 8, 2019