Undergraduate Research Program

In addition to training postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, Fox Chase Cancer Center has active research education programs for those entering and currently enrolled in college. These programs give students the opportunity to work on research projects with Fox Chase faculty during the summer and after school.

Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship

Fox Chase continues to mentor undergraduates from diverse colleges and universities by engaging them in summer research projects. Since the early 1990s, Eileen Jaffe has overseen a competitive undergraduate summer research fellowship program, which has funded 10-15 undergraduate researchers each summer. Although Fox Chase is currently seeking sponsorship for this very effective program, there is a continuing institutional commitment. The current stipend is set at $4,500 for ten weeks of full-time research.

University of Delaware – FCCC Summer Fellowship

Funded in part from Thomas and Kay Hofmann’s philanthropic support, the University of Delaware-Fox Chase Cancer Center Summer Fellowship Program offers undergraduates students the opportunity to participate in a summer research program at the Cancer Center.

During the 10-week residential program, students experience the life of a medical researcher, honing their laboratory skills and developing professional networks. The students work on different projects, compare notes and present their work at the University of Delaware at the culmination of the program.


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