About SCRI

Program Dates: June 6th - July 29th, 2022

Application Deadline: January 21st, 2022

The Summer Cancer Research Institute (SCRI) is an 8-week intensive program for undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing biomedical, clinical and population-based cancer research. 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:

  • Students must be currently matriculated at Hunter College
  • 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 the SCRI 2022 program flyer: SCRI Flyer_2022

Note: a Google account is necessary to access the application



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