Do you have an innovative idea for cancer research?
In early 2014, Notre Dame students from all colleges were invited by the College of Science and Harper Cancer Research Institute to submit proposals for innovative projects looking into the causes, treatment, and prevention of cancer. Three of the submitted proposals received $12,500 research awards.
The College of Science and Harper Cancer Research Institute will host the Research Like A Champion competition once again in 2015. Individual Notre Dame students or groups of students who choose to work in a team (no more than three students per team) may submit proposals for high risk/high reward cancer research projects. Undergraduate and graduate students from all Notre Dame colleges are eligible to submit research proposals. Innovative research proposals must be based on scientific research and breast cancer projects will have special consideration. Students will also be expected to present their research at Harper Cancer Research Day in April 2016.
Each proposed project must have a mentor, but mentors can range from a Notre Dame faculty or staff person, to an outside corporate or physician mentor to oversee each project. Please contact Andrew Bullock, Ph.D. if you or your team needs help identifying a mentor.
The three best proposals will receive a $12,500 research award that will provide support throughout the academic year and summer. Funding can be used to support summer student stipends, research supplies, and travel.
For more information, visit the Research Like a Champion website.