POWERED: Program for Workforce Education and Research Experience at Dartmouth

For undergraduates: two summers of full-time paid research at NCCC and four semesters of paid research at home institutions as students are preparing to apply for MD, PhD, and dual MD PhD degrees.

I have had tremendous mentors at NCCC that helped me build foundations of success and confidence. They opened my eyes to new possibilities and supported me through challenging tasks.

Dartmouth student

Recruitment is underway for the next POWERED cohort, a comprehensive cancer training program for up to ten motivated undergraduates attending college or university in New Hampshire. Students will be in residence for two 8-week summer mentored research experiences at NCCC and work in laboratories at their home institutions nine hours per week for four 16-week semesters. An additional hour per week during the home academic semesters is set aside for POWERED cancer-focused group activities to be held virtually.

The POWERED program is federally funded by the National Cancer Institute, and these six elements are required of POWERED participants:

  1. Must be a first year or sophomore year student
  2. Enrolled at a college or university in New Hampshire
  3. Passionate about science and willing to consider careers in cancer research
  4. Qualified as an underrepresented minority (URM) according to these criteria
    Note: This may include low-income and rural criteria
  5. Able to commit to a two-year program
  6. U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or green cardholder.

The biggest influence was the exposure to different aspects of research and the intellectual challenge that it presents.

UNH student

There will be a virtual information session on December 17 and Applications are due January 3.

Contact Lyndsey Boulton for the info session link, POWERED program application, or if you have any questions.