Student Funding Opportunity-$12,500 Award-Deadline Extended

Author: Jenna Bilinski

Research Like a Champion Today

Have you or someone you know been directly or indirectly affected by cancer? Unfortunately, for many of us, the answer is yes. And in those situations, we often feel a sense of helplessness. Have you ever wanted to help but didn’t know how? Here’s an opportunity for you to make a difference.

The Research Like A Champion (RLAC) Program is a collaborative effort between the College of Science and Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) to drive innovation in cancer research. Undergraduate and Graduate students from all colleges and departments are invited to submit proposals for innovative projects looking into the causes, detection, impact, treatment, and prevention of cancer. Individual Notre Dame students or groups of students who choose to work in a team (no more than five) are eligible to apply. In an effort to promote innovative and integrative cancer research, students are encouraged, but not required, to collaborate with their peers from departments and programs outside of their own field of study. Each project proposal must have a mentor. Mentors can range from a University faculty or staff person, to an outside corporate or physician to oversee and guide the project. 

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Winning proposals will receive an award of $12,500 that will provide support throughout the academic year and summer. Funding can be used to support student stipends, research supplies, and travel expenses.

The deadline for project proposal submission is extended from March 10 to March 15, 2017 to accommodate midterm schedules.

​To submit a proposal visit:​ If you have additional questions, please feel free to reach out to Khoa Huynh, Research Programs Manager for the Harper Cancer Research Institute, at or 574-631-7818.

Originally published by Jenna Bilinski at on March 08, 2017.