Summer Scholars

Graduate and Undergraduate Summer Scholars Program

Application Deadline: February 14, 2018

The Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center at the Stephenson Cancer Center is offering summer research training opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to attend a 12-week program (5/21/2018 to 8/10/2018). This program allows trainees to work under the mentorship of tobacco investigators in a research setting at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. Trainees will complete a mentored research project which they will present at the end of the term and will prepare an abstract for submission to a national conference. Trainees will also participate in seminars and activities covering a diverse array of tobacco and research-related topics, including but not limited to:

  • Tobacco Health Disparities
  • Alternative and Emerging Tobacco Products
  • Tobacco Biomarkers
  • Mobile Health and Ecological Momentary Assessment
  • Measurement and Methods of Tobacco Use
  • Environmental Tobacco Smoke Exposure
  • Tobacco Treatment Interventions
  • Tobacco and Cancer Biology
  • Grant Writing and Preparation
  • Manuscript Writing and Preparation
  • Research Ethics
  • Bench Research and Field Sampling

Research Mentors Include:

Optional social activities will be scheduled for some evenings and weekends. Summer Scholars are provided $6,000 for participating in the entire program. Low-cost housing options are available at a nearby University at the cost of the Summer Scholar.

Click here to apply and complete the application form including uploading your personal statement, résumé/CV, and two (2) letters of recommendation (or placeholders if the persons recommending you prefer to email them directly to gather these documents before starting the application. Also, please arrange for a copy of your transcript(s) (unofficial copies are acceptable) to be sent to


Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center
c/o Derek Matthesen
655 Research Parkway, Suite 400
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

All materials must be received by February 14, 2018, to be considered for the 2018 OTRC Summer Scholars Program. Applicants will be notified by the end of February. If you have any questions, please contact For more information about OTRC, please visit