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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.

R&D Systems Scholarship Application Fall 2018

R&D Systems is proud to support education in science with a scholarship program established to students who are pursuing a degree in a science related field. The R&D Systems Scholarship Program will be awarded to students pursuing a degree in a science related field. A $1500 (or international currency equivalent) scholarship will be awarded twice a year for one student in the fall semester and one student in the spring semester.

Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program Fall 2018

Research is a critical component for the development and advancement in the life science community. We want to further scientific achievement by helping students who are interested in developing a career in science. The Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program is awarded to students pursuing a degree in a science related field twice a year. A $1500 (or international currency equivalent) scholarship will be awarded to one student for the fall and spring semesters.

AMRI Scholarship for Healthcare Students

American Medical Resource Institute (AMRI) is bringing back the annual scholarship program for students pursuing a career in the healthcare industry. This includes nurses, EMT’s, physicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals. One applicant will be awarded $1,000 for completing a 2000-word essay covering one of two healthcare topics. A winner will be chosen on merit.

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.

Doctoral Degree Scholarships in Cancer Nursing

To provide financial assistance to graduate students pursuing a doctoral degree in cancer nursing. Amount Awarded: $15000 Number Awarded: Varies each year. Duration: 1 to 4 years. Eligibility: This program is open to registered nurses with a current license to practice who are enrolled in or applying to a doctoral degree program in cancer nursing at an academic institution within the United States. The institution must offer an organized multidisciplinary program in cancer control or cancer care that allows a student the flexiblity to develop educational and research activities related to cancer nursing. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents; be committed to pursuing studies full time; have had experience in professional nursing; be involved in professional organizations; be involved in the American Cancer Society and other volunteer programs; have published or contributed to publications and creative works; have received professional and personal awards and honors; have clear, explicit, and realistic professional goals; have considered geographic location and financial needs as well as program components in selecting a doctoral program; have conducted or plan to conduct research that is meritorious, methodologically sound, and relevant to cancer nursing; have identified a faculty sponsor who is experienced in their area of study and will provide guidance in academic and research activities; have selected a doctoral program that will support their professional goals and research; and have made a career commitment to cancer nursing. They must be preparing to work in the following fields or cancer nursing: research, education, administration, or clinical practice.

The Healthline & NORD Stronger Scholarship

This year’s scholarship is dedicated to the advancement of rare and chronic diseases, either through research, patient advocacy, raising awareness, or community building. The program will award four students with a $5,000 scholarship each.

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.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology Division Distinguished Researcher Award

To recognize and reward members of ONS who have conducted or promoted research that has enhanced the science and practice of oncology nursing. Amount Awarded: $3000 Number Awarded: 1 each year. Duration: Annually. Eligibility: Candidates must be members of the society who have earned a doctorate in nursing or a related field. In addition, they must have demonstrated outstanding and significant contributions to oncology nursing research, have a strong record of quality and major oncology research, have a sustained published record of oncology research, and be able to document contributions to cancer research and related nursing. Additional Information: A reception is held at the ONS congress in honor of the awardee. The awardee must deliver an address to at the ONS congress.

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.

Bobby K. Young Scholar Award

To provide funding to nurses interested in conducting research on cancer pain management or patient outcomes. Amount Awarded: $3500 Number Awarded: 1 each year. Duration: 1 year. Eligibility: This program is open to RNs who have earned at least a bachelor's degree. Applicants must be either beginning researchers who have had no more than 3 research-based publications in refereed journals and have received, as a principal investigator, no more than $5,000 in extramural funding in any 1 research area, or experienced researchers. Proposed research may be for master's thesis or doctoral dissertation only if the project has been approved by the principal investigator's thesis or dissertation committee. The proposed research must relate to cancer pain management or patient outcomes. Additional Information: There is a $50 application fee.

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

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