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.

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.

Ethnic Minority Academic Master's Scholarships

To provide financial assistance to ethnic minorities interested in working on a master's degree in nursing. Amount Awarded: $3000 Number Awarded: 2 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 graduate nursing degree program at an NLN-accredited school of nursing; 3) not have previously received a master's scholarship from the Oncology Nursing Foundation; 4) have a current license to practice as a registered nurse; and 5) be a member of an ethnic minority group. Additional Information: Recipients may attend school on a part-time or full-time basis. At the end of each year of scholarship participation, recipients must submit a summary describing their educational activities.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology Division Research Grant

To provide funding for research in oncology nursing to improve cancer patient care. Number Awarded: 1 each year. Eligibility: The applicant must be an RN actively involved in some aspect of cancer patient care, education, or research. The proposed research must relate to cancer patient care.

AMGEN Research Grant

To provide funding for oncology nursing research. Amount Awarded: $8500 Number Awarded: 1 each year. Eligibility: The oncology research proposal must be clinically focused. Applicants must be RNs actively involved with some aspect of cancer patient care, education, or research.

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.

Joint AAFP/F-AAFP Grants Awards Program

Grant applications are accepted from: - Individual family physicians - Family practice/medicine organizations or associations - Family practice residency programs - Departments of family medicine - Educational and health care institutions directly involved in family practice/medicine The AAFP/F and AAFP through the JGAP are primarily interested in supporting research projects in family medicine/practice. Proposals seeking grant support for such activities as educational programs or projects (e.g., designing a curriculum, supporting a seminar, or producing an instructional video-tape) will not be considered for grant support.

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

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.

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.

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.

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