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UHAND Scholars Application

Successful applicants to the UHAND program are committed to a career in cancer disparities research, and have excellent educational preparation, performance, and intellectual aptitude.


The selection process is highly competitive. Scholars will be selected based on their potential for success in a cancer disparities research career.

Applications for the UHAND program are accepted from undergraduate and doctoral students enrolled at the University of Houston.

Applications will be reviewed in early spring, with appointments to begin in June. A full application packet will include the following:



  • Application form

  • Completed and signed Application Checklist

  • Personal statement with a description of professional goals, short- and long-term research interests, and mentor choices

  • Minimum two letters of recommendation

  • Resume or CV

  • Unofficial transcript

Please refer to the UHAND Application Instructions below for specific details.

All application materials and supporting documents must be received by

Monday, February 24, 2020.

Application Instructions
Application Form
Undergraduate Checklist
Doctoral Checklist
Mentor Letter Instructions
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The UHAND Partnership is funded by the National Cancer Institute (P20CA221696 and P20CA221697).

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