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Cancer Research Scholarships

The scholarships listed under the heading of research pertain to a wide range of academic disciplines and fields. Here you can find scholarship money for investigating and research into fields as disparate as human sexuality, edible fungi and the Russian Empire. If you have something you'd like to research then take a close look at these research scholarships and you may find things that surprise you. 

There are a few different educational pathways for students interested in research. Research and development management is one such program. Here you'll study how to manage projects, programs and organizations that are involved with basic or applied research. 

Another academic program available at the bachelor's degree level is research methodology. With a research methodology degree program, you'll study the various modes of design for research studies. You'll learn how to measure variables, analyze data and formulate models.

However, you needn't enroll in either of the above mentioned programs if you want to conduct research. Plenty of academic fields feature research as an integral component of the discipline. The biological sciences are a good example of such a field. In subjects such as biotechnology, genetics, molecular biology or entomology there are a host of opportunities for conducting research. However, keep in mind that in many of these fields conducting high-end research requires a master's or doctoral degree.

Other majors that feature a large amount of research include many of the humanities. Areas such as history, linguistics and comparative literature all rely of research to further the understanding and awareness of their subject matter. These research opportunities are available at both the bachelor's as well as the graduate level.

Other academic fields that rely heavily on research are the social sciences. Subjects such as anthropology, archeology, psychology and sociology use various modes of research to investigate and explore the issues and topics integral to their understanding.

To find out more about the many possibilities involved with research scholarships, just click on the links below.

ALS Research Grants

The ALS Association is now receiving abstracts for multi-year grants and one-year starter awards. Grants for two or three years generally will not exceed $60,000 per year in direct and indirect costs. Starter grants are made to new ALS investigatirs in total amounts up to $35,000. The Association will support both basic and clinical research. Clinical research includes research conducted with human subjects and materials of human origin, but not clinical trials nor patient management studies. You may apply by submitting a one page abstract, describing the proposed project, by June 1. The abstract should contain the following: 1. Name/Address/Telephone number/Fax number/e-mail address; 2. Title of project; 3. Nature of project, including its specific aim and its relevance to ALS; 4. Length of time estimated for the project; 5. Amount of funding requested for the total project and on an annual basis.

Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships

National Cancer Center (NCC) has established funding for a limited number of pre and post-doctoral fellowships for qualified applicants to receive training and experience in molecular genetics and the cellular aspects of cancer biology and tumor immunology. Preference will be given to studies that have direct relevance to the diagnosis and treatment of human cancer. Fellowships from NCC are established at $40,000. per annum for post-doctoral awards. Fellowships are intended for applicants under age 35 with less than two years of post- doctoral laboratory experience, except in extenuating circumstances. Fellowships are also limited to applicants having received no more than one prior fellowship or one career development award. Individuals receiving concurrent support from another organization are not eligible to apply. Fellowship awards are not necessarily restricted to salary. Depending on the circumstances, part of the funds may be used for supplies or other valid expenses, which should be listed in the proposed budget. NCC reserves the right to delete any item it deems inappropriate. The fellowship may be transferable upon application and review, in the event that the fellow leaves the sponsoring organization. Fellowships generally are extended for a second year. However, adequate progress must have been demonstrated during the first year as evidenced through a progress report submitted with renewal application. Awards are limited to one per laboratory. There can be several different applications if they are on different topics. However, only one award could be made per lab in any round of applications. NCC fellowship grants do not include funds for institutional overhead and a statement by the institution accepting this condition is required.

American Brain Tumor Association Neuro-Oncology Research Grant

To provide funding for oncology nursing research. Amount Awarded: $5000 Number Awarded: 1 each year. Eligibility: The research proposal must relate to the area of neuro-oncology nursing. Applicants must be RNs actively involved with some aspect of cancer patient care, education, or research.

Research Grant Programs

To be eligible to apply for MDA's Research Grant Programs, an applicant must: 1. Be a professional or faculty member at an appropriate educational, medical or research institution and be qualified to conduct and supervise a program of original research; 2. Have access to instititutional resources necessary to conduct the proposed research project; and 3. Hold a Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Science or equivalent degree. Proposals from applicants outside the United States will be considered for projects of highest priority to MDA and when, in addition to the applicant's having met the requirements noted above, one or more of the following conditions exist: a. The applicant's country of residence has inadequate sources of financial support for biomedical research; b. Collaboration with an MDA-supported U.S. investigator is required to conduct the reserach; c. An invitation to submit an application has been extended by MDA. MDA will consider an application for a research grant from a candidate who may be a member of a research team in the laboratory of a senior investigator under whose guidance the applicant will be given flexibility to conduct a neuromuscular disease research project. An applicant must: 1. Hold a Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Science or equivalent degree; 2. Be a professional member at an appropriate institution; 3. Be qualified to conduct a program of original research; 4. Have an acceptable research plan; and; 5. Have access to institutional resources necessary to conduct the proposed research project.

Osserman/Sosin/McClure Fellowship

The research preceptor must be an established investigator at an institution in the United States or abroad deemed appropriate by the Medical/Scientific Advisory Board of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America. The applicant must be: (a) a permanent resident of the United States who has been accepted to work in the laboratory of an established investigator at an institution in the United States or aborad deemed appropriate by the Medical Advisory Board of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America; or (b) a foreign national who has been accepted to work in the laboratory of an established investigator at an institution in the United States deemed appropriate by the Medical/Scientific Advisory board of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc.

ALS Research Grants

The ALS Association is now receiving abstracts for multi-year grants and one-year starter awards. Grants for two or three years generally will not exceed $60,000 per year in direct and indirect costs. Starter grants are made to new ALS investigatirs in total amounts up to $35,000. The Association will support both basic and clinical research. Clinical research includes research conducted with human subjects and materials of human origin, but not clinical trials nor patient management studies. You may apply by submitting a one page abstract, describing the proposed project, by June 1. The abstract should contain the following: 1. Name/Address/Telephone number/Fax number/e-mail address; 2. Title of project; 3. Nature of project, including its specific aim and its relevance to ALS; 4. Length of time estimated for the project; 5. Amount of funding requested for the total project and on an annual basis.

Ethnic Minority Bachelor's Scholarships

To provide financial assistance to ethnic minorities for undergraduate studies in oncology nursing. Amount Awarded: $2000 Number Awarded: 3 each year. Duration: 1 year. Eligibility: The candidate must 1) be a registered nurse with a demonstrated interest in and commitment to cancer nursing; 2) be enrolled in a undergraduate nursing degree program at an NLN-accredited school of nursing; 3) have a current license to practice as a registered nurse; 4) not have previously received a bachelor's scholarship from the Oncology Nursing Foundation; and 5) be a member of an ethnic minority group. Additional Information: At the end of each year of scholarship participation, recipients must submit a summary describing their educational activities.

Western Union Foundation Global Scholarship Program

The Western Union Foundation Global Scholarship Program (WU Scholars) is a program designed to support young people and their efforts to pursue a post-secondary education. Selected scholarship recipients will receive USD $2,500 each to contribute toward tuition or school fees at an accredited post-secondary institution and will be selected based on criteria relating to the program's three pillars: Perseverance, Aspiration, and Community. To be eligible, students must be seeking an undergraduate degree in one of the following categories: science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and business/entrepreneurship. The application, which requires a letter of recommendation and an academic transcript, opens Wednesday March 8th. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 12 at noon Eastern Standard Time. Please contact wufoundation@iie.org with any questions.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology Division Chapter Research Grant

To provide funding for oncology nursing research supported by ONC chapters. Number Awarded: 1 each year. Eligibility: The applicant must be an RN actively involved in some aspect of cancer patient care, education, or research; must have the support of an ONS chapter; and must submit a proposal dealing with oncology nursing practice. Involvement of the ONS chapter in the planning and implementation of the study should be evident in the proposal.

Sylvia Bodak Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2001 by the family and friends of Sylvia Bodak with assistance from the Women’s Cancer Care Foundation. The fund was set up to honor the life of a loving wife and mother who passed away in 1999 after a courageous battle with cancer. Through their experiences during Mrs. Bodak’s illness the family had come to know, and wished to support the work of individuals in the field of oncology and/or cancer research.Eligibility requirements:? To support a part-time or full time student pursuing a career in cancer research, oncology, or any related field.? Preference to residents, students and/or those employed in the towns of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott but if a qualified candidate is not found in that area others candidates will be considered? Financial need? Two letters of recommendationEssay requirement: Write a brief summary about yourself, including your reason for choosing oncology nursing and/or cancer research as a career

Henry R. Viets Medical/Grad Student Research Flwp

Requirements: Briefly describe, in abstract form, the question that you propose to study, its association to Myasthenia Gravis or related neuromuscular conditions, and how you still approach the project. Applicants and sponsoring institutions must comply with policies governing the protection of human subjects, the humane care of laboratory animals, and the inlcusion of minorities in study populations.

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