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Black in Cancer Mentorship Programme 2022

Following the success of the first cycle, we are excited to announce the launch of the Black in Cancer Mentorship Program (BiCMP) 2022! This program is for Black students with an interest in a career that contributes to the fight against cancer.  

 

Black students in the UK and USA are historically under-represented in Higher Education. Through this mentorship program we aim to match students with a mentor (scientists at any level who have at least completed a bachelor’s degree; working in either industry or academia) to help support them and provide career-focused advice. Through this, we aim to actively counteract the poor retention rate of Black students in university. We are now accepting applications from students based at UK and USA institutions studying Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) subjects at an undergraduate level. The BiCMP aims to support Black undergraduate students by:

 

  • Connecting them with a mentor; a professional working in the field of cancer who will:

    • Providing a listening ear and encouragement

    • Give specific cancer research/industry career insight

    • Help students set short- and long-term goals

    • Help students identify training opportunities to help prepare them for further study or work

  • Provide employability enhancing training events

  • Science communication competitions (with prizes)

  • Monthly raffles for vouchers to buy textbooks



The formal mentee-mentor relationship will run for 9 months from October 2022 to June 2023. There may be opportunities for mentees to apply to undertake lab placements during summer 2023. Further information on what is expected of mentees and mentors can be found here:

For any enquiries, please contact the Black in Cancer Mentorship & Outreach Team.

Interested? Be sure to submit your application before October 16, 2022 using the links below:

The Pipeline Series

Why does mentorship matter?