Applications Due February 1, 2020 - STEP-UP Summer Research Program

The Student Transformative Experiences to Progress Underrepresented Professionals (STEP-UP) Summer Research Program is accepting applications through February 1 for undergraduate and graduate students interested in cancer prevention and control.

STEP-UP is a multidisciplinary initiative led by the Cancer Prevention and Control and Health Disparities Programs’ faculty at the University of Arizona Comprehensive Cancer Center. STEP-UP is a PAID 12-week summer reseach program funded by the National Cancer Institute to provide an innovative and transformative research expereince to those interested in cancer prevention and control.


  • Current Undergraduate or Master’s Student (must be enrolled as an Undergraduate Junior, Undergraduate Senior or Master's level student during the fall semester of the program year).
  • If you are transitioning to graduate school in the fall semester of the program year, you must provide proof of application or acceptance.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above
  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Able to commit to the full 12-week summer research experience. Other employment, courses, commitments, vacations, etc. are prohibited during the program. Please ensure you can comply with a full time schedule before you apply.

We particularly encourage applications from students from underrepresented, disadvantaged, non-traditional or first-generation college backgrounds or who attend schools with limited research opportunities.

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