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Cancer Research Immersion Summer Program (CRISP) for Undergraduates

  1. The C-REP has developed the Cancer Research Immersion Summer Program (CRISP) which is a full time (40 hours per week) in person nine-week summer research program in Oklahoma City for undergraduate students to gain experience in cancer health equality research. CRISP provides formal mentorship and hands-on research experiences as well as the opportunity for students to present their research at the conclusion of the program. The CRISP research topic areas are focused on American Indian cancer health equality research and may be related to basic laboratory science, clinical and translational research, or public and community health. Funded by the National Cancer Institute (PI: Mark Doescher P20CA253258, PI: Sohail Khan, P20CA202923)



Preference will be given to a member of any federally-recognized tribe.

Eligible students must have completed 2 years of undergraduate study at an institution in the United States and be currently enrolled in good standing.

Students must demonstrate a record of high academic achievement in science course work and experience in laboratory research or health sciences is desired.

Students should submit a statement of career goals that includes a brief discussion of the applicant’s interest and future goals related to American Indian cancer health equality research.


Click HERE to apply to the third year of C-REP Program for Summer 2024. 2024 CRISP Dates: May 20 – July 23 2024. Final Banquet is in Oklahoma City July 23rd 2024.

Click HERE for a Video with Application Tips. 


Complete the online application form.  Within the form the following information will be included:

  • Personal Statement: Please include a one to two page, Times New Roman, 12-point font, double-spaced, personal statement via the online application. The personal statement should include the applicant's reasoning for wanting to participate in CRISP, highlights of any research experiences, and highlights of the applicant's strengths and career goals. The statement should also include a brief discussion of your interest in biomedical research and American Indian cancer health equality research and your personal efforts to expand your knowledge and experience in this area. Please discuss how participation in this program will help meet that objective. You can also include information that describes any challenges you have faced and ways you worked to overcome these challenges. Your personal statement helps set you apart from the other applicants.
  • Submit Transcripts: Submit college transcripts to the application as a PDF. Unofficial transcript are allowed.


All CRISP students will receive a summer salary of $5,000. You can use your salary to cover living expenses in Oklahoma City. CRISP participants will be on the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in the Oklahoma City Metro. Participants are responsible for housing. Please contact the SURP office for assistance.