Monday, February 26, 2024

Good News!

The deadline for the ICARE Postbaccalaureate Fellowship Program has been extended to March 17th. We encourage applications from students who:

  • Are about to graduate from an undergraduate institution (or have recently graduated),
  • Are interested in a career in STEM and cancer research/cancer care,
  • Intend to go to graduate school or medical school in the future but need to strengthen their application,
  • And are willing to work hard and be challenged on a daily basis. 

What is ICARE?

The Iowa Cancer Research Experience (ICARE) is a one-to-two-year full-time fellowship (beginning August 2024) provided by HCCC to prepare recent college graduates for doctoral degree programs in the cancer field. 

Fellows will receive stipend and benefits as well as the following activities and opportunities:

Activities included in the fellowship are mentored research experiences, professional development workshops, seminars and career coaching, travel to national conferences, and networking/community-building activities.

What Kinds of Work Can I do?

The HCCC faculty are in many different research disciplines in the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Pharmacy. Cancer research takes many forms in different kinds of laboratories and research settings:

  • Basic sciences, such as analyzing chemicals or biological samples, animal research, microscopy, and genetics
  • Nursing research, such as health outcomes of patients treated for cancer
  • Bioengineering, working on the creation of medical devices
  • Public health research, including community and behavioral health and epidemiology

    Specifically, we have a prospective ICARE mentor seeking a postbaccalaureate trainee interested in mentorship on physical activity and exercise in cancer survivorship reaching rural and underserved populations and/or behavioral interventions to increase aerobic and muscle strengthening exercise for cancer survivors. 

Who Can Apply?

Eligibility requirements include:

  • US citizens or permanent residents
  • Members of an underrepresented group in the cancer workforce. 
  • Bachelor's Degree in any STEM major 
  • At least 2.5 GPA
  • Motivation and commitment

Mentors are specifically looking for those with bachelor's degrees in biology and health sciences. 

Where to Get More Information

You can find more information about this program here.

To apply, click here. Application Deadline is March 17.

Email with any questions.