Kansas State University


Johnson Cancer Research Center Newsletter


Thomas Williams
2016-2017 undergraduate Cancer Research Awardee Thomas Williams

Thanks to our generous supporters, including a special directed gift from Les & Virginia Clow, we were able to invest $336,093 in K-State cancer research and education last fall! Our competitive awards foster excellence among K-State cancer research faculty and students, and help advance the most promising research projects. Awards are offered each semester. Spring award applications are due March 1.

Faculty Awards

We awarded $114,000 in Innovative Research Awards for six research projects spanning four departments and $24,768 to support three laboratory equipment purchases. View full list of faculty awardees.

Student Awards

Forty-seven outstanding students were selected for our undergraduate Cancer Research Award program, which offers faculty-mentored laboratory research experiences and $1,000 awards to each student.

The students co-wrote research proposals with center-affiliated faculty and are conducting their studies this semester. Faculty mentors receive $1,000 per student to cover research expenses. We’ll have our annual awards banquet to recognize these students April 21.

Travel awards totaling $2,325 were provided to three graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to support their attendance at professional meetings to present their research. View full list of student awardees.