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Updated: May 1, 2006


American 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.

American Cancer Society (ACS), 1875 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20005, 1-800-227-1234.

Doctoral 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.

Master's 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.

American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), 1414 Avenue of the Americas, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10019, 212-752-2327.

Fan 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 gerontology.

Glenn/AFAR 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 aging.

John 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.

Merck/AFAR 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.

American Geriatrics Society (AGS), 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 801, New York, NY 10118, 212-308-1414.

The Pfizer/AGS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research on Health Outcomes in Geriatrics 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.

Arthritis 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.

Doctoral 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.

Postdoctoral Fellowship. 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.

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), 810 Vermont Ave. NW, Office of Academic Affiliation, Washington, DC 20420, 202-273-5771.

Postdoctoral Nurse Fellowship. 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 in nursing.

Pre-doctoral Nurse Fellowship. 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.

Special Fellowship Programs. 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.

Fellowships 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.

Fellowships in Geriatric Neurology. Provides two years of postdoctoral research, education, and clinical learning opportunities to eligible neurologists.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Professions, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, 301-443-6887.
The 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.

Helen Hay Whitney Foundation (HHWF), 450 East 63rd St., New York, NY 10021-7928, 212-751-8228.

Postdoctoral 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 laboratory expenses.

National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD 20892.

National 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.

Predoctoral Fellowship Awards for Minority Students. Provides up to five years of support for research training leading to the PhD or equivalent research degree.

Predoctoral 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 sciences.

National 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.

Social 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 and needs.

Underrepresented 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.

Mental 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.

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), 2 Center Drive, MSC 0230, Bethesda, MD 20892-2178, 301-496-0207.

Minority 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.

Minority 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 these areas.

NIH 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.

Postbaccalaureate 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.

Summer 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.

In addition, 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.

National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), 1232 22nd St. NW, Washington, DC 20037-1292, 202-223-2226.

Mazess 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 osteoporosis.

Postdoctoral 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.

Student Fellowship Program. 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.

The National Academies, Fellowship Office, 500 5th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20001, 202-334-2872.

Howard 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.

Howard 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.


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