The Young Empowered Scientists for ContinUed Research Engagement (YES for CURE) Program is a three-year training initiative for highly motivated high school and undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in scientific research. Through engagement in mentored summer research projects, participation in an advanced scientific curriculum during the academic year, and year-round professional skills training, students will acquire scientific knowledge and technical skills, and increase their understanding of how to conduct biomedical research.  This initiative is funded through an R25 grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI CA221738).

Program Features:

  • Extensive program orientation and scientific skills training
  • Two summers of mentored cancer research experiences at Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
  • Experience in composing an abstract and delivering an oral or poster presentation of your research
  • Networking with students in other research programs, and with research scientists
  • Seminars on research and professional development topics
  • Journal club meetings focused on understanding scientific articles
  • Mentoring and curriculum development experience with middle school students in Boston Public Schools
  • Opportunity to present research at local and/or national conferences
  • Summer stipends

Program Start Date:  February 19, 2019

The 2018 YES for CURE Application is now closed. Check back in Fall 2019.