Summer Research Fellowship Program

Summer students with coordinator Dr. Linda Vona DavisThe Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center at West Virginia University offers undergraduate research fellowships every summer in clinical and basic cancer research. The highly competitive fellowship program provides funding and opportunities for students who want to pursue careers in cancer research. Each fellow receives a stipend and additional funds for research supplies are provided to the host lab. The fellow is paired with a WVU MBRCC scientist for a 10-week research project. Various research projects are available that provide a research experience focused upon molecular, biochemical and/or cellular approaches toward understanding the mechanism of cancer, the development of anticancer drugs and applications of nanotechnology to cancer research. The participating labs focus upon blood and hematological malignancies such as leukemia or lymphoma, as well as breast, lung and head and neck cancers.

In the Summer 2015 program, the fellowship stipend is $4000. The program will start May 26, 2015 and continue until August 7, 2015. Fellows are required to prepare an abstract and present the results of their summer research project at the research symposium.

Application Information:

Submit the following information to the address below:
  • A letter indicating interest in the program and professional goals
  • Resume (please include an email address and your complete mailing address) 
  • Recent copy of your academic transcript 
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors familiar with the academic record of the applicant (recent science professors preferred)

The application deadline is March 2, 2015. You will be notified of your status by March 27.

The application should be directed to:

Tina Lankford PO Box 9300, Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 26506-9300 Tel: (304) 293-5175 Fax: (304) 293-4667

Questions about the scientific program can be directed to: 

Linda Vona Davis, Ph.D.
Adj Professor and Coordinator Undergraduate Research Program
Tel: 304-293-1280

Financial support for the fellowship program comes from the Edwin C. Spurlock Fellowship Fund, the Edward L. Reed Cancer Research Endowment, the Dr. David B. McClung Cancer Research Endowment Fund, and the Joe Marconi Cancer Research Fellowship Endowment.