The long-term goal of the ReTOOL program is to increase the pool of minority cancer researchers in Florida. The primary objective is to develop, promote and sustain an independent, competitive prostate cancer research training program that creates opportunities and promotes careers in cancer research for minority HBCU/HSI students at Florida A&M University, Edward Waters College, Florida Memorial University, Bethune Cookman University, University of Central Florida, Florida International University, and the University of Florida.

The ReTOOL Program targets minority undergraduate students. Students from diverse disciplines are considered for the program, including Pharmacy, Nursing, Allied Health, Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, & Sociology students.

The ReTOOL Program includes:

  • Didactic curriculum
  • Independent reading
  • Training in responsible conduct of human research
  • Research and educational meetings
  • Interactions with established scientists, networking, and peer linkages
  • Active community engagement and outreach activities
  • Hands-on summer research training experience at the University of Florida
  • Career development opportunities

Students will be provided up to $6,000 for stipend and living expenses during the summer training program at the University of Florida. To apply for the ReTOOL program, applicants should submit:

  • Completed Application Form with Self Assessment
  • College Transcript
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendations from professionals (personal recommendations will not be accepted)
  • Two writing samples, not to exceed two (2) pages double spaced
    • A Statement of Purpose that addresses the student’s interest in the ReTOOL Program and how it will aid in professional development
    • A Personal Statement that addresses the student’s professional identity (including but not limited to past experiences in research interest in research/cancer research)

Submission for the 2021 summer term has not opened. Please check back at a later date for additional information.