Applications are being accepted for the Emperor Science Award program, an initiative designed to encourage high school students to explore careers in science — specifically cancer research and care — and empower students to become the next generation of cancer and health researchers.

PBS LearningMedia and Stand Up To Cancer will award 100 students each year for at least three years with an opportunity to work alongside an esteemed scientist on a rewarding multi-week cancer research project. The award program, inspired by Ken Burns’ documentary, “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” is open to students in grades 10-11 who have a strong scientific interest.

The application deadline is Nov. 1. Click here for more information.