Project LINK (Leaders In New Knowledge)

Project LINK (Leaders In New Knowledge), is a Research Training Program that establishes research experiences for underrepresented high school/undergraduate students. This competitive training program is designed for motivated aspiring scientists to help prepare them for cancer research careers. Priority is given to underrepresented students. The following populations, although not inclusive, are commonly identified as underrepresented: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians and Alaskan Natives, and Pacific Islanders.

LINK was created to increase and retain minorities in science and create links between established scientists and aspiring scientists at the pre-college and early college level in an enriching research culture. Working under the direction and guidance of faculty/scientist mentors, students are involved in activities designed to foster the development of life-long research skills. Students commit two years to this program and work in such areas as basic science, clinical investigations and behavioral settings. A salary is provided.

For additional information, please contact:

Cindy Burcham
Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute

LINK Training Office: 813-745-6031