Undergraduate Student Pelotonia Fellowship Program

The vision of the OSUCCC - James cancer program is “to create a cancer-free world. One person, one discovery at a time”. The need for more students to be involved in cancer research has never been greater. Students infuse new ideas and make valuable discoveries and may eventually compete for prestigious, multi-million dollar grants.

The Pelotonia Fellowship Program provides one-year research fellowships to the best and brightest OSU undergraduate students who want to help cure cancer. Cancer is a complex disease and curing it will take a multidisciplinary effort. So, no matter what the field of study, from traditional scientific fields to fields like engineering, history and business, all OSU undergraduate students may apply.

These fellowships will pay a $12,000 annual stipend.

There will be up to four dedicated fellowships to support Diversity Enhancement.

As you look at our funded projects, you may notice a lack of project diversity. This is simply because we have not received applications that meet our criteria. We are very motivated to fund diverse projects and strongly encourage students from all areas of study interested in cancer research to apply. 

To be eligible, an applicant must:

• Be an outstanding Ohio State undergraduate student
• Propose a cancer related project
• Be willing to participate in Pelotonia

Applications for the next Undergraduate Pelotonia Fellowships will be due January 15, 2015 and will be scored on the following criteria:

• Applicant strengths and research potential
• Mentor/advisor qualifications and training record
• Relevance of project to cancer research

Be sure to review the complete guidelines. Undergraduate Pelotonia Fellowships are for one year and are expected to start June 1, 2015.

For more details about the Undergraduate Student Pelotonia Fellowship Program, including an application, click this link: Undergraduate Fellowship Application​.

Please direct all questions to:

Jeff Mason
Pelotonia Fellowship Program Director
908 Biomedical Research Tower

Click below for a list of Fellows by year:

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The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) 460 W. 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210 Phone: 1-800-293-5066 | Email: jamesline@osumc.edu