Cancer Research & Education: Internships, Scholarships
Fellowships, Postdoctoral Awards for Students

By Francisco A Tomei Torres,

College financial aid for cancer survivors, young adults, persons impacted by cancer.

Deadlines - Nationally Coveted College Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships

Deadline K-12 College Scholarships Graduate Fellowships Postgraduate Awards
American Cancer Society — Mentored Training and Career Development Grants
  Young Cancer Survivors' Scholarships
The American Cancer Society will transition out of the Young Cancer Survivor Scholarship Program by the end of 2013.

  Audrey Meyer Mars International Fellowships In Clinical Oncology
Provides one year of advanced training in clinical oncology at participating US cancer centers to qualified physicians and dentists from other countries, particularly countries where advanced training is not readily available.

  International Fellowships for Beginning Investigators
The ACSBI fellowship emphasizes the transfer of knowledge from the host institute to others at the home institute. It offers the fellow the opportunity to be mentored by experts in the chosen field, receive hands on experience in clinical, behavioral or basic research, intellectual stimulation, research guidance, narrative transfer and many other opportunities to evolve scientifically and academically.

  Doctoral Degree Scholarships in Cancer Nursing
Awarded to graduate students pursuing doctoral study in the field of cancer nursing research, and preparing for careers as nurse scientists. Initial awards are made for up to two years with the possibility of a two-year renewal.

  Graduate Scholarships in Cancer Nursing Practice
This award supports graduate students pursuing a master's degree in cancer nursing or doctorate of nursing practice (DNP).

  Doctoral Training Grants in Clinical Oncology Social Work
This grant is awarded to qualifying doctoral students at schools of social work that train individuals to conduct research relevant to oncology social work.

  Physician Training Awards in Preventive Medicine
Awarded to institutions to support physician training in accredited preventive medicine residency programs that provide cancer prevention and control research and practice opportunities. Awards are made for four years.

  Postdoctoral Fellowships
U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) — Training Programs in the Biomedical Sciences
  Cancer Education and Career Development Program
The program provides support for innovative educational programs that translate knowledge gained from research into public health applications. support the development of curricula that bring recent advances in cancer research, treatment, diagnosis, or other cancer-focused knowledge to a broad audience. Short-term Educational Programs include workshops or courses that provide novel cancer-focused state-of-the-art research or methodological knowledge, or evidence-based cancer prevention and control interventions;Short-term Research Experience Programs: provide participants with a cancer-focused research training experience in a laboratory or field setting. Institutional Curriculum Development Projects support the development of curricula that bring recent advances in cancer research, treatment, diagnosis, or other cancer-focused knowledge to a broad audience.

National Cancer Institute Fellowships and Internships
The cancer training and career development opportunities on NCI's campus cover a broad spectrum of disciplines for individuals at career stages ranging from high school students, graduate students, scientists, clinicians, and healthcare professionals.

Cancer Prevention Fellowships
Training toward an MPH degree at an accredited university during the first year, followed by mentored research with investigators at the NCI. Outstanding opportunities for cutting-edge research in the basic, quantitative, social and behavioral sciences, and in clinical cancer prevention have been the hallmarks of the CPFP since its inception in 1987. Furthermore, a partnership between the NCI and FDA provides opportunities for prevention research in drugs, biologics, and medical devices.

American Association for Cancer Research
Awards and Activities for Undergraduates and High School Students
Science Education Awards for Undergraduate Students, Prizes for Cancer and Cancer-Related Biomedical Research, Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition, Meet the Mentor: Undergraduate Focus, Special Program for High School Students: The Conquest of Cancer and the Next Generation of Cancer Researchers.

  Current Funding Opportunities for Postdoctoral or Clinical Research Fellows in Basic, Clinical, Prevention, and Translational Research

Cancer Survivors' Fund — Scholarship Program
  College Scholarships for Cancer Survivors
Scholarships are granted for college education of the cancer survivors. Recipients are selected by a committee based on applicants' personal hardship and financial need.

Maryellen Locher Foundation
  Scholarships for College Students Who Have Lost a Parent to Breast Cancer, or Are Children of Breast Cancer Survivors
MaryEllen Locher Foundation scholarships are given to the children of breast cancer patients, either survivors or deceased. Beginning with the 2014-15 academic year, scholarships are limited to students residing within a 50-mile radius of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Oncology Nursing Society Foundation — Academic Scholarships
  Bachelor's in Nursing Degree Scholarships
Provides scholarships to individuals who are interested in and committed to oncology nursing and pursuing a baccalaureate degree in nursing.

  Master's and Post-Master's Certificate Scholarships
Provides scholarships to registered nurses who are interested in and committed to oncology nursing to continue their education by pursuing a master's degree in nursing or are pursuing a post-masters CNS or NP certificate.

  Doctoral Scholarships
Provides scholarships to registered nurses who are interested in and committed to oncology nursing to continue their education by pursuing a doctoral degree.

The Ryan Mullaly Second Chance Fund
  College Scholarships for Cancer Survivors
College scholarships for students diagnosed with lymphoma (any type) or a recurrence of lymphoma between age 13 and graduation from high school.

Stephen T. Marchello Scholarship Foundation
  Scholarships for Survivors of Childhood Cancer
This scholarship is available for current year high school graduates who have had childhood cancer and are residents of Colorado and Montana.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
  Postdoctoral Fellowships in Basic, Clinical, Translational Research, Public Health or Epidemiology
Breast and Health Disparities Fellowship Programs.

Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
National College Scholarships for Young Adults whose Lives Have Been Impacted by Cancer and Are Seeking Higher Education
Applicants must have been 15 years or older during treatment or 15 years or older during the treatment of their parent or sibling.

Association for International Cancer Research
  Cancer Research International Fellowships
Prevent Cancer Foundation
  Postdoctoral Fellowships in Basic, Clinical, Translational and Applied Research, Early Detection, and Education Programs in Cancer Prevention
The grants and fellowships selection process utilizes a research proposal review system similar to that of the National Institutes of Health. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates potential for impact on cancer prevention. The Foundation defines cancer prevention as the "reduction of cancer incidence through research, education and early detection".

Cancer Research Institute — Grants & Fellowships
  Student Training and Research in Tumor Immunology (STaRT)
Graduate fellowships provide support over two years for graduate students conducting thesis research in the area of tumor immunology.

  CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowships
Fellowships provide support to fund and train young immunologists and cancer immunologists at top universities and research centers around the world.

Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia — Fellowships
  Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowships
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia offers fellowship opportunities in most medical and surgical subspecialties. Adolescent Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Child Abuse and Neglect, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Child Neurology, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology, General Pediatrics, Global Health, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Medical Genetics, Clinical Toxicology, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Cardiac Electrophysiology, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Pediatric Dermatology, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Hospital and Outcomes Research Training Program (PHEOT), Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Pediatric Nephrology, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology , Pediatric Neurosurgery , Pediatric Nutrition, Pediatric Ocuoplastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Pediatric Pathology, Pediatric Pharmacoepidemiology Training Program (PPTP), Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Radiology (Neuroradiology and Interventional), Pediatric Rheumatology, Pediatric Sleep Research, Pediatric Surgery (General, Thoracic and Fetal).

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
  Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for Basic and Physician Scientists
The Foundation encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention.

  Scholar Awards to Support the Development of Outstanding Biomedical and Biochemical Scientists
Programs aimed at encouraging and advancing the work of early career cancer researchers with high promise. Each program is designed to address a need or fill a gap in cancer research funding.

  Clinical Investigator Awards
The Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award supports independent young physician-scientists conducting disease-oriented research that demonstrates a high level of innovation and creativity. The goal is to support the best young physician-scientists doing work aimed at improving the practice of cancer medicine.

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) — IARC Fellowships for Cancer Research
  Postdoctoral Fellowships for Training in Cancer Research
Applications are invited from junior scientists wishing to complete their training in those aspects of cancer research related to the Agency's mission: to coordinate and conduct both epidemiological and laboratory research into the causes and prevention of cancer. Disciplines covered are: epidemiology (including genetic and molecular), biostatistics, bioinformatics, and areas related to mechanisms of carcinogenesis including molecular and cell biology, molecular genetics, epigenetics, and molecular pathology. There is an emphasis on interdisciplinary projects.

  Expertise Transfer Fellowships
The major areas of activity are focused on understanding cancer etiology (including infections, nutrition, lifestyle, environment, radiation, genetics), developing strategies for cancer prevention (primary prevention, screening, implementation research) and elucidating the underlying mechanisms of carcinogenesis through studies of molecular and cell biology, molecular genetics, epigenetics and molecular pathology. The Agency also has strong programs dedicated to describing the global cancer burden and to the evaluation of carcinogenicity through its Monographs Program. There is an emphasis on interdisciplinary work in the Agency's research activities.

  Visiting Scientist Award for Senior Scientists
This award is for a qualified and experienced senior investigator with recent publications in international peer-reviewed scientific journals who wishes to spend from six to twelve months at the IARC working on a collaborative project in a research area related to the Agency's programs. The major areas of activity are focused on understanding cancer etiology (including infections, nutrition, lifestyle, environment, radiation, genetics), developing strategies for cancer prevention (primary prevention, screening, implementation research) and elucidating the underlying mechanisms of carcinogenesis through studies of molecular and cell biology, molecular genetics, epigenetics and molecular pathology. The Agency also has strong programs dedicated to describing the global cancer burden and to the evaluation of carcinogenicity through its Monographs Program. There is an emphasis on interdisciplinary work in the Agency's research activities as well as a focus on biostatistics, bioinformatics and related methodological developments.

International Union against Cancer
  International Cancer Fellowships for Professionals Actively Engaged In Cancer Research, Clinical Oncology, Oncology Nursing, or Cancer Society Work
The fellowships provide opportunities for professional development for cancer investigators, clinicians, nurses, and cancer society staff and volunteers.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  Research Grants and Fellowships in Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin's Disease and Myeloma Research
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS's) academic grants support and encourage basic and translational leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma research. LLS investigators are outstanding scientists at the forefront of leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma research at centers throughout the world. We award academic grants for studies that range from basic blood cancer research to research that uses the latest tools of genomics.

Leukemia Research Foundation
  Hollis Brownstein Research Grants Program
The Leukemia Research Foundation exclusively funds New Investigators - individuals beginning to establish their own laboratories that are no longer under the tutelage of a senior scientist mentor.

Lymphoma Research Foundation — Grants & Awards
  Young Investigator Grants
These programs attract postdoctoral fellows and young physicians to the field of lymphoma and support their training in lymphoma and clinical research.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  Clinical Fellowships
The fellowships prepare physicians for leadership roles in the care of people with cancer around the world. The training ground includes Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases. The proximity and affiliation with New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and The Rockefeller University also allows the trainees to become part of a world-class medical and scientific community.

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