The BYU Simmons Center for Cancer Research (SCCR) is dedicated to training undergraduate and graduate students in experimental oncology in an effort to make a significant contribution to finding a cure for cancer. Each year the SCCR sponsors numerous cancer research fellows. These students are given the opportunity to perform full-time cancer research under the direction of their faculty mentor. Competition for the awards is keen. Those selected receive a competitive stipend in order to allow them to give full attention to their research during the Spring and Summer terms at BYU.

Over the years participants have had an average grade point of 3.65 and have previous research experience under the supervision of a faculty member involved in cancer research.  Please note: A student may apply for any or all of the following fellowship opportunities, both on or off campus.

On-Campus Fellowship Requirements

-Attend opening and closing functions for the Fellowship

-Attend all weekly seminars

-Perform full-time research during Spring and Summer terms, in line with the productivity expectations of your mentor

-Present the findings of your research at the end of the Fellowship

Additional requirements included in the application. For more details, please send an email to

On-Campus Fellowship Application

We are only accepting applications for the 2018 BYU Spring/Summer Cancer Research Fellowships ONLINE. There is only one application allowed per person. Applications are open and will be accepted from now until Friday, February 2nd, at 5:00 p.m. We’ve extended the deadline two additional days through Friday, February 2nd. Submissions will not be accepted after that date and time, and must also have a mentor’s letter of support and list of publications to be considered complete and ready to review.

The applicant’s mentor must submit their letter and list through the second link listed below by the February 2nd deadline, so please confirm their submission. Your application will not be considered complete and will not be reviewed without these forms. We will review all applications in February and will notify awardees in March.

Click the following link to fill out an application. Please do not begin the application until you have all of the material required–you cannot save the form and come back to it later.   

2018 Fellowship Application

Mentor Letter and List of Publications

Additional Information

For more information, please see the following links or contact us at

Profiles of Former Applicants

Frequently Asked Questions

James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

Off-Campus Fellowship Application

We have partnered with Ohio State University’s Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC) to provide off-campus fellowship opportunities to our students.  The OSUCCC’s Center for Cancer Health Equity Summer Research Internship Program is designed to provide research experience and mentorship for undergraduate students who are interested in research. Under the guidance of a faculty mentor from the OSUCCC, interns will complete an independent research project and present their findings during the end-of-the-program luncheon.

Each student will be required to perform 15 weeks (April 30 – August 10of full-time research work, 38 hours per week. In addition to completing a mentored research project, students will participate in professional development workshops, journal club, and weekly seminars focused on health disparities and research conducted by the OSUCCC Center for Cancer Health Equity.

Please see the following link below for a detailed list of projects you can apply for with the OSUCCC.

2018 OSUCCC Summer Research Program and Project Descriptions

If you are interested in any of the above projects, please download and complete the following application, taking note that ALL of the following materials must be submitted and received by the OSUCCC by February 9 to be considered for the summer research fellowship.

2018 OSUCCC Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship Application

 Completed Application and Essays
 Resume
 Official Transcript(s)
 Recommendation letter from a faculty member at your university who can comment on your qualifications for the research program
 Ranked list of top three lab choices and rationale for the lab selections


Undergraduate Summer Research Internship
Toyin Adeyanju, MPH
Program Manager
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
1590 N. High St. Suite 525
Columbus, OH 43201
Questions regarding applications can be directed to
Questions regarding finances can be directed to

Final selections for the OSUCCC fellowships will be made late February 2018 and students will be notified after this time if they were selected.

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Tolero Pharmaceuticals Off-Campus Summer

Internship Opportunity

Tolero Pharmaceuticals, an oncology-focused, drug discovery and development company,  is offering summer intern positions in Discovery Biology, Medicinal Chemistry, and Biomarker Development at their laboratories in Lehi, UT. Expectations and job requirements of applicants can be viewed at the link below.

Tolero Pharmaceuticals 2018 Summer Internship description

The application deadline for the Tolero Summer Internships is Friday, February 16th at 5:00 p.m.    Interested students should complete the application found at the following link prior to that deadline in order to be considered:

2018 Tolero Summer Internship Application

In order for an application to be considered complete and ready for review, it must also include a mentor’s letter of recommendation and a list of their publications which must be submitted through the following link by Friday, February 16th at 5:00 p.m. as well.  Please confirm their submission.

Mentor Letter and List of Publications for Tolero Internship

Internships will start on April 30 and end on August 10. Recipients will be compensated at the same rate as our other fellows, up to $8,000.   We will review all applications in February and will notify awardees in March.  Please email with any further questions.