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Partnership research training opportunities

The Research Education Core (REC) offers paid summer research opportunities for graduate students—particularly those from underrepresented minority backgrounds—who are interested in cancer/cancer disparities research. Trainees are matched, depending on interest, and placed at a UMass Boston or DF/HCC research lab. Trainees are required to participate in professional development activities and present their work at local and national conferences.

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The Outreach Core (OC) offers paid research opportunities for graduate students who are interested in cancer/cancer disparities, public health, and community outreach. Graduate students will engage in a summer internship, research and career support and training on IS, CBPR, science communication and leveraging mentoring, and professional network development.

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Postbaccalaureate Fellowship Program

Update: Applications are being accepted!

The fellowship engages talented, highly motivated recent college graduates in full-time, mentored, cancer research experiences in research environments across DF/HCC and UMass Boston. Program features that prepare fellows for careers in cancer-related fields include:

  • Strong academic, professional, and personal mentoring
  • Journal clubs
  • Scientific communications course
  • Summer research symposium
  • Career panel presentations

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Non-Partnership research training programs and funding opportunities

NCI Big Data Scientist Training Program (BD-STEP)
BD-STEP is a two-year postdoctoral fellowship opportunity offered through the National Cancer Institute  (NCI) and the Veteran Health Administration (VHA) that uses data science to advance cancer research and patient care.
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NCI Intramural Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (iCURE)
iCURE is a two- to three-year program for post-baccalaureates, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. iCURE aims to enhance the diversity of the NCI intramural research workforce, and strongly encourages the participation of individuals from groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral and social sciences.
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