The 2021 Application will open at 12:00 midnight on November 1st and will close at 11:59 PM on December 31st.

Application portal may be found here.

More Information

Application Deadline December 31, 2020
Letter of Recommendation Deadline January 8, 2021
Interviews with Candidates (Invitation Only) January 11-31, 2021
Decision Letters (Sent via Email) February 5, 2021
Admitted Students Must Respond February 19, 2021

Summer Programming commences May 3, 2021 with the series of online discussions.

Please note: it is too early to determine if ReTOOL 2021 will be online or in-person. Applicants should be prepared for either version of the program.

We are looking for motivated, underrepresented minority students who are interested in a cancer related, biomedical or health science research career from the following institutions: Florida A&M University, Bethune Cookman University, Edward Waters College, the University of Central Florida, Florida International University, and the University of Florida.

For a brief synopsis of the ReTOOL program, please take a look at the About tab.

All applicants are required to complete the following:

  • 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)


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Former ReTOOL and Advanced ReTOOL Scholar Allika Williams presenting her research poster.