Institute for Health Disparities

Summer Scholars in Cancer Research (SSCR)

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No longer accepting applications.

Summer Scholars in Cancer Research (SSCR) is one of the program components of the HSC Scholars in Cancer Research Program offered to undergraduate students. This program is designed to provide stage-specific competencies for undergraduates in science knowledge, research skill development, professionalism, and communication. The students will be trained through short-term exposures in the field of cancer and health disparities.

The Summer Scholars will have an 10-week mentor-guided cancer research training experience with enrichment activities (e.g. didactic workshops, scientific seminar, role model seminar, mentoring workshops and ethics training) expected to provide a comprehensive introductory exposure to cancer-related biomedical research.

2022 Program Dates:

  • May 10 to July 15, 2022

Application Materials: The following materials must be submitted by March 21, 2022

No longer accepting applications.

  • Official Transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty members

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  • Jamboor K. Vishwanatha, PhD
  • Harlan P. Jones, PhD
  • Riyaz Basha, PhD


Institute for Health Disparities

Funding Agency

Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

  • Undergraduate students interested in biomedical research related to cancer and health disparities
  • Academic merit
  • Students from underrepresented groups (racial/ethnic groups, disabilities, disadvantaged backgrounds)
  • An allowance of up to $6,000 for hotel, meals, and sustenance
  • Research supplies of up to $500
  • Length of Support up to 10 weeks in Summer
  • Roda Cotanay
    University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
    Institute for Health Disparities
    Senior Administrative Coordinator