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Frequently asked questions about the UD-FCCC Fellowship

Q: Who may apply?
All University of Delaware students who have previously completed the FCCC Discovery Tour. If you have questions about participating in the tour, please contact Dr. Rosalind Johnson.

Q: When does the fellowship begin and end?
This summer fellowship begins in early June and ends in mid-August.

Q: How do students apply?
Students complete an online application and submit a current transcript.  The application for the summer 2021 program will be available in November 2020. 

Q: How much does the fellowship cost?
Fox Chase Cancer Center believes it is critical to provide training for any and all motivated students regardless of a student’s financial status. Students receive free housing and are paid a stipend of $4500 for ten weeks of full-time work.  The fellowship and housing are equally supported by the University of Delaware’s College of Arts and Sciences, Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Office of Academic Affairs, and philanthropy.

Q: What can students expect during the fellowship?
The program provides a unique opportunity for students to learn whether scientific research is an appealing career path and to acquire many important life skills that will be useful regardless of future career choices.  Each student will join a research lab and receive one-on-one mentoring with a research scientist.  Students are expected to complete a research project and present their findings at the end-of-program culminating event in mid-August.  In addition to time in the lab, students meet weekly with Academic Affairs staff to focus on critical thinking and problem-solving skills, professional and career development as well as written and oral communication skills.  Students are also expected to attend a weekly career development seminar series as well as serve as near-peer mentors for visiting student groups.

Read more about the experiences of the previous fellows from the 2017 and 2018 programs.

For more information about the UD-FCCC Fellowship, contact Dr. Amanda Purdy, Director of Academic Affairs,

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