Fred Hutch received five years of funding from the National Cancer Institute for new education and training programs for teachers, high school students, and undergraduates. This builds on our long-standing efforts and institutional commitment to support the development of a more diverse next generation of biomedical scientists.
The new program, Pathways to Cancer Research, began accepting participants in 2018 for the programs described below. We encourage potential applicants to check back frequently for more details, application instructions, and deadlines.
The fellowship provides a two-year professional development research experience for secondary science teachers. Participants will develop cancer-focused curricular materials in collaboration with Hutch scientists and other Fellows and test and revise materials on site with Pathways students (see below) as well as in their own classrooms. Stipend provided.
Explorers is a two-week full-time immersion program for rising 10th and 11th graders. This program introduces students to cancer research and careers with hands-on laboratory activities in our training lab, group discussions with experts, and a culminating project. Participant support costs provided.
Pathways Undergraduate Researchers is an individualized, mentored, summer internship program for rising first-, second-, and third-year college students. The program aims to prepare students for upper-level undergraduate research training programs. In addition to mentored research, selected interns participate in a cancer biology education series, as well as professional development workshops and social activities. Stipend provided.
If the programs above do not fit your eligibility, please visit Internships. It includes links to all other programs that the Hutch offers, as well as this catalog of cancer research opportunities at other institutions.
Pathways to Cancer Research is funded by a Youth Enjoy Science (YES) grant from the National Cancer Institute (grant number R25CA221770). Pathways to Cancer Research materials are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NCI or NIH.