FELLOWSHIPS, AND GRANTS FOR STUDENTS
IN CLINICAL MEDICINE, BIO-MEDICAL SCIENCES, PHARMACOLOGY, AND NURSING
Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP),
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1050, Bethesda, MD 20814-3004, 301-654-7850.
AAGP/BMS offers a two-year fellowship for PGY-II and PGY-III psychiatric
residents-in-training in an approved psychiatric residency training program.
Cancer Society (ACS), 1875 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington,
D.C. 20005, 1-800-227-1234.
Degree Scholarships in Cancer Nursing. Awards are available
for up to four years with a stipend of $15,000 per year for doctoral
nursing students studying cancer research, education, administration,
or clinical practice.
Degree Scholarships in Cancer Nursing.
Awards are made for up to two years with an annual stipend of $10,000
to support graduate students studying cancer nursing.
Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), 1414 Avenue of the Americas,
18th Floor, New York, NY 10019, 212-752-2327.
Fox and Leslie R. Samuel's Foundation/AFAR Medical Student Geriatrics
Scholars Program. Up to 30 medical students currently enrolled
in medical schools in the New York Metropolitan area will each receive
a $3,000 stipend to participate in a program at either Mount Sinai Medical
School or Weill Medical College of Cornell University. The programs
integrate clinical, didactic and research training in geriatrics and/or
Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging. This program
offers $5,500 ($4,000 to the student and $1,500 to the mentor) to conduct
a three-month research project in the area of biomedical research in
A. Hartford/AFAR Medical Student Geriatric Scholars Program.
Each scholar will receive a $3,000 stipend for an eight to twelve week
opportunity to train at one of the four National Training Centers in
geriatrics, gerontology, physiology, molecular biology, neurology, or
epidemiology, followed by age-related research and/or activities.
Fellowship in Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology. Two two-year
fellowships at $120,000 each are offered for those with an interest
in geriatric medicine and the role of clinical pharmacology as it relates
to the care of the aged.
Merck/AFAR Research Scholarships for Medical and Pharmacy
Students in Geriatric Pharmacology. Up to nine scholarships
of $4,000 each will be awarded to medical and pharmacy students for
a two to three-month full-time research project in geriatric pharmacology.
Geriatrics Society (AGS), 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 801,
New York, NY 10118, 212-308-1414.
Pfizer/AGS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research on Health Outcomes in
is a two-year fellowship provides $65,000 per year to support the scientific
and academic development of young physicians who wish to pursue original
research in geriatrics at U.S. medical schools.
Foundation (AF), Research Department, 1330 West Peachtree
St., Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-965-7537.
Numerous grants and awards are offered to support research to find the
cure for and prevention of arthritis and to improve the quality of life
for those affected by arthritis.
Dissertation for Arthritis Health Professionals. Awards are
made for one or two years at $10,000 per year for pre-doctoral students
entering the research field. The research project must be related to
arthritis management, comprehensive patient care in rheumatology practice,
or arthritis research. Suitable studies include, but are not limited
to, functional, behavioral, nutritional, educational, occupational,
or epidemiological aspects of patient care and management.
Provides a salary stipend for MD's, DO's, PhD's, or equivalent for a
two-year period. Award may be renewed for a third year. Ninety percent
time must be devoted to arthritis-related research. The stipend is $25,000-$32,000
depending on the experience of the candidate.
of Veterans Affairs (VA), 810 Vermont Ave. NW, Office
of Academic Affiliation, Washington, DC 20420, 202-273-5771.
Two fellowships are offered at $40,000 each to provide nurses who have
earned doctoral degrees the opportunity to broaden their scientific
or research background, or to extend their potential for clinical research
This fellowship is offered to a nursing student who is currently enrolled
in a doctoral program. This program provides $25,000 for the student
at the dissertation stage to research a topic related to gerontology
or the care of adult/aging patients.
Post-residency fellowships are offered to physicians and dentists to
help address rapid technological advances, changing economic and demographic
factors, and the growth of managed health care in the health care system.
Stipends vary according to fellowship.
in Ambulatory Care. This two-year postdoctoral fellowship
is designed to train eligible fellows to become role models in leading,
developing, conducting, and evaluating research, education, and clinical
care in ambulatory care.
in Geriatric Neurology.
Provides two years of postdoctoral research, education, and clinical
learning opportunities to eligible neurologists.
Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau
of Health Professions, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, 301-443-6887.
Bureau supports 40 different programs that award a total of 1,400 grants
to minority students. The grants are to encourage primary medical care,
dental, nursing, and allied health training programs to recruit and train
diverse students and prepare them to provide health care to under-served
populations. BHPr also funds scholarships and student loans through health
professions training programs and repays student loans for health professions
faculty from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Hay Whitney Foundation (HHWF), 450 East 63rd St., New
York, NY 10021-7928, 212-751-8228.
Research Fellowships. Stipends are offered for three years
to support early postdoctoral research training in all basic biomedical
sciences. The stipend is $33,000 for the first year, $35,000 for the
second year and $37,000 for the third year, plus $2,000 per year for
Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD 20892.
Research Service Award Institutional Research Training Grants.
To develop or enhance research training opportunities for individuals,
selected by the institution, who are training for careers in specified
areas of biomedical and behavioral research.
Fellowship Awards for Minority Students. Provides up to five
years of support for research training leading to the PhD or equivalent
Fellowship Awards for Students with Disabilities.
Will provide up to five years of support for research training leading
to the PhD or equivalent research degree in the biomedical or behavioral
Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 6001 Executive Boulevard,
Rm. 8184, MSC 9663, Bethesda, MD 20892-9663, 301-443-4513.
The mission of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is to diminish
the burden of mental illness through research. They offer grant support
for students to research neuroscience, behavioral science, and genetics
to gain an understanding of the fundamental mechanisms underlying thought,
emotion, and behavior and the connection to mental illnesses.
Work Research Development Centers (SWRDC's). To strengthen
the institutional infrastructure and to develop the capability of individual
faculty members within academic social work settings to carry out mental
health research. This is accomplished by support of research infrastructure
development and research that addresses major scientific knowledge gaps
Minority Fellowship Programs in Mental Health (UMFP's).
Grant funds are authorized for minority research fellowships in the
areas of psychology, neuroscience, sociology, social work, and nursing.
Health Education Grants. To provide innovative educational
programs to encourage individuals to pursue mental health research or
to enhance research and career skills in critical areas of need.
Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), 2 Center Drive, MSC 0230,
Bethesda, MD 20892-2178, 301-496-0207.
Graduate Research Assistant. This program will provide support
for minority pre-doctoral students who wish to develop research capabilities
in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.
Undergraduate Student. This program will support minority
undergraduate students who have demonstrated an interest in biomedical
or behavioral sciences and wish to pursue graduate level training in
Undergraduate Scholarship Program. This scholarship is awarded
to students from minority backgrounds who are committed to careers in
biomedical research. The scholarships pay for tuition and reasonable
educational and living expenses up to $20,000 per academic year. In
return, the student is obligated to be a paid employee in NIH research
laboratories during the summer and for a period after graduation.
IRTA Fellowship Program. A one-year $18,500 stipend is offered to recent
graduates to spend a year engaged in biomedical investigation at the
National Institute of Health. They will work side-by-side with leading
scientists, as well as be expected to initiate the application process
for graduate or medical school.
Genetics Institute. This program accepts twelve to fourteen graduate
students who are interested in developing and expanding their research
capacity. The program is a two-month, full-time training session with
classroom and laboratory experience designed to provide a foundation
in genetics for use in clinical practice and the research laboratory.
A summer stipend is offered; contact NIH for the exact amount.
NIH supports clinical and basic research for pre-doctoral and postdoctoral
researchers to establish a scientific basis for the care of individuals
across the life span-from management of patients during illness and
recovery to the reduction of risks for disease and disability and the
promotion of healthy lifestyles. The programs are offered through extramural
and intramural resources.
Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), 1232 22nd St. NW, Washington,
DC 20037-1292, 202-223-2226.
Student Fellowship: Osteoporosis Causes and Prevention. A
maximum stipend of $4,000 for an eight-week to four-month period will
be awarded to a student who is interested in basic or clinical research
Fellowship in Osteoporosis and Bone Metabolism. One-year
postdoctoral fellowship to foster interests among physicians in clinical
research in osteoporosis and bone metabolism. Eligible candidates will
hold an MD or equivalent degree and be accepted into an appropriate
postdoctoral fellowship program. The application should be made by a
senior investigator/mentor on behalf of a named applicant.
Five summer fellowships in the amount of $3,000 each are offered for
those with an interest in basic or clinical research related to the
causes and prevention of osteoporosis. Students will conduct research
under the supervision of an established investigator.
National Academies, Fellowship Office, 500 5th St. N.W.,
Washington, DC 20001, 202-334-2872.
Hughes Medical Institute Pre-doctoral Fellowships in Biological Sciences.
An annual stipend of $16,000 is awarded to approximately 80 applicants
for full-time study toward a PhD or ScD in the biological sciences.
Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellowships for Medical Students.
For students enrolled in US medical schools to undertake one year of
full-time research on basic biological processes or disease mechanisms.
Applicants may be in any year of medical school but may not be in an
MD/PhD program. Continued fellowships are awarded after the year of
research to help fellows complete their medical studies.