Project LINK provides research experiences for high school and undergraduate students from underrepresented minority populations. This competitive training program is designed for motivated aspiring scientists to help prepare them for cancer research careers. Students are matched with a Moffitt scientist/mentor and are expected to commit part-time hours during the school year and full-time hours during the summer months. Applicant must commit to two years in the program and be a US citizen or a permanent resident. A salary is provided.
Priority is given to students from underrepresented groups as defined by the National Cancer Institute.
A person is an underrepresented minority if he or she belongs to a particular ethnic and racial group that has been determined by the grantee institution to be underrepresented in cancer-related biomedical, behavorial, clinical or social science research. Underrepresented individuals are not limited to racial and ethnic minorities but can also include individuals, as selected by the institution, as underrepresented in cancer research, e.g. first generation college graduates, the economically disadvantaged, etc.