This partnership with OSU was created to provide summer research experiences for six
qualified undergraduate students. Participants in this program will complete a 10-week
cancer research project at the James Cancer Center during the summer.

Dates and Deadlines

The next proposal due date is February 12, 2024.

Program Details

Descriptions of the labs that have positions for the upcoming year are available. Please read the descriptions carefully in order to identify the best possible matches for your qualifications.

A committee of Kenyon faculty and staff members will review the application materials and select six students for this opportunity. Priority will be given to rising juniors. Other desired qualifications include a strong academic record and research experience at Kenyon. The evaluation of applications will be quick, so if you are not selected for this program, there will be time to apply for other summer research programs.

You will be paid $15.78/hr with and expectation of 38-40 hours per week as well as housing during the program. You are responsible for your food costs for the summer. Parking at OSU is not covered by the program.

Kenyon applicants are given preferential consideration for available positions at OSU. If you apply and are selected by the Kenyon selection committee, you are expected to participate in the program and withdraw applications for any other summer activities.

A complete application consists of a single pdf file from the applicant containing the following items:

a. A one page cover letter in which you describe your scientific interests and the skills and attributes you have to offer to the cancer research labs at the James.

b. A current resume

c. An unofficial copy of your transcripts.

d. A ranked list of your top three lab choices and a brief rationale for your lab selections.

A faculty member must also submit a recommendation letter addressing the applicant's academic performance, qualifications and research potential (pdf format). Faculty recommendations should be submitted directly to the program, not to the student applicant.

Student application materials and faculty recommendation letters, should be submitted separately in PDF format to Emily Teater ( by 4:30 p.m. on the stated due date.


Contact Director of Student Research Bruce Hardy (