Each year, one Steamboat Scholar is selected from the junior class at Northeastern University to work at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). Established in 1947, DFCI was originally dedicated to providing children with cancer with compassionate, state-of-the-art treatment and simultaneously developing the cancer preventatives, treatments, and cures of the future. DFCI expanded its programs to include patients of all ages in 1969. Today, DFCI over 3,700 employees supporting more than 350,000 patient visits a year, is involved in nearly 700 clinical trials, and is internationally renowned for its blending of research and clinical excellence.
One of a few undergraduate interns at DFCI, the Steamboat Scholar is selected and guided by three of the Institute's most active and cutting-edge researchers:
Steve Sallan, M.D. is a renowned pediatric oncologist who is an expert in childhood leukemia; his research has led to the development of pediatric leukemia clinical protocols used worldwide. Dr. Sallan is Chief of Staff Emeritus and the Quick Family Senior Investigator in Pediatric Oncology at Dana-Farber and a Professor at Harvard Medical School.
A DFCI researcher will be assigned as the Scholar's Senior Mentor for the summer, depending on the Scholar's specific interests. The Scholar has the freedom to choose which research or clinical opportunities to pursue at DFCI, including many existing programs in specific disease areas such as Cancer Systems Biology, Chemistry, Proteomics, Computational Biology, Imaging, and Population Sciences.
On-Campus Information Session - November 1, 2012, 6:00pm
Applications Due - November 30, 2012
Semi-Finalist Interviews - February 1, 2013
Finalist Interviews - TBD
Scholar Notification - TBD
If you are currently a junior and would like to apply to become a Steamboat Scholar at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, download the application here:
Deadline: The 2012 application deadline is November 30, 2012.
The University Review Committee is comprised of dedicated members of the administration and faculty.
Director, Office of Fellowships