About SCRI

Program Dates: June 7th- July 30th

Application Deadline: January 15th, 2021

The Summer Cancer Research Institute (SCRI) is an 8-week intensive program for undegraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing biomedical, clinical and population-based cancer reseearch. Students will be working with established mentors in these fields. The program will take place at the research facilities of Temple University and Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA. Our goal is to provide hands-on research training and active mentorship to students pursuing a career in research.

SCRI is supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) U54 funding to Hunter College and Temple University, thus establishing the Synergistic Partnership for Enhancing Equity in Cancer Health (SPEECH).


Applicants must:

  • Be a current college student
  • Be in good academic standing

We encourage applications from students of all backgrounds, particularly those from underrepresented minority groups and/or disadvantaged backgrounds. Students must be currently enrolled at Hunter College or Temple University. 

Financial and Housing Information

Students will receive the following:

  • Hands on research training
  • Mentorship from established investigators
  • Participation in cancer seminars and skill-building workshops
  • A student's stipend of $3,000.
  • Travel coverage to and from Philadelphia for Hunter College students.
  • Housing for students who are unable to commute.


Students will benefit from:

Research training, participation in cancer seminars and skill-building workshops, written and oral science communication enhancement. 

Click here for research training flyer: SCRI Flyer_2021





If you still have any questions, please email the Research Education Coordinator, Rubia Shahbaz – rs1650@hunter.cuny.edu.