St. Jude Summer Plus Fellowship

Rhodes and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have partnered to offer qualified Rhodes students an intensive research experience that pairs students with St. Jude scientists and places them into St. Jude’s laboratories for a period of two summers and the intervening academic year. Through this experience, students become fully engaged citizens in the scientific community of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a world-class pediatric clinical and research facility focusing on cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases.

Students must commit to two summers (12 weeks/summer, full-time with pay) as well as 10 hours per week during the academic year (2 course credits per semester plus F11 credit). They will engage in a project that culminates in a formal research report, and students will be required to present their work at a local, regional or national meeting. 

This fellowship is available for students following their first, second, or third year at Rhodes. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated academic success and prior research experience or relevant laboratory coursework.  A campus housing option will be provided with the fellowship during the summers.  In some years, an option for a project that includes an international component in the first summer may be available.

When and How to Apply​ 

For more information on the St. Jude Summer Plus Fellowship, details on the application process, and application due dates, please contact Dr. Gary Lindquester.

Applications for the 2021 St. Jude Summer Plus Fellowships open December 7, 2020 and close on February 1, 2021.  Application instructions are hereApply here.