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Stipend amount is for undergraduate MARC and COR and predoctoral students. Stipends are higher for postdoctoral students.
This program encourages students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to seek graduate degrees in the biomedical and behavioral sciences to help increase the number of well-trained scientists from underrepresented groups. The fellowship provides up to 5 years of support for research training leading to the Ph.D. or equivalent research degree, the combined M.D./Ph.D. degree, or other combined degrees in the biomedical or behavioral sciences.
At the time of appointment, students must be U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, or lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.
Who is eligible? Individuals with disabilities, or from racial and ethnic groups, or individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds pursuing advanced degrees in the biomedical and behavioral sciences
The opportunities? Full-time research training
Duration of support? Up to 5 years
Where? At U.S. institutions (and foreign institutions if well justified)
African American, Alaskan Native, American Indian, Hispanic/Latino, Mexican American, Native American, Puerto Rican
U.S. citizenship required
The National Science Foundation aims to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the United States and to reinforce its diversity by offering approximately 1,000 graduate fellowships in this competition. The Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master's or doctoral degrees and is intended for students who are at the early stages of their graduate study. The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) invests in graduate education for a cadre of diverse individuals who demonstrate their potential to successfully complete graduate degree programs in disciplines relevant to the mission of the National Science Foundation.
Earliest deadlines are in mid-November and vary with discipline.
Graduate fellowships may be awarded only to citizens or nationals of the US or permanent resident aliens of the United States at the time of application.
Each year the Fellow receives a maintenance grant of $20,000 (paid in two installments) and a tuition grant of one-half the tuition cost of the U.S. graduate program attended by the Fellow (up to a maximum of $16,000 per academic year).
The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family.
A New American is an individual who (1) is a resident alien; i.e., holds a Green Card, or, (2) has been naturalized as a U.S. citizen, or (3) is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens.
The applicant must either have a bachelor's degree or be in her/his final year of undergraduate study. Those who have a bachelor's degree may already be pursuing graduate study and may receive Fellowship support to continue that study. Individuals who are in the third, or subsequent, year of study in the same graduate program are not, however, eligible for this competition. Students who have received a master's degree in a program and are continuing for a doctoral degree in the same program are considered to have been in the same program from the time they began their work on their master's degree.
A Fellow may pursue a graduate degree in any professional field (e.g., engineering, medicine, law, social work, etc.) or scholarly discipline in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. The Fine and Performing Arts are included. The Trustees strongly encourage applications from candidates who have not yet begun their graduate studies, but full consideration will be given to candidates in the first or second years of graduate studies in their current program
Each year the Chicana Latina Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to Latina college students, valued at $1,500 dollars each. Purpose
The purpose of the Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship Fund is to assist Latina students in completing their undergraduate and graduate college education. These scholarships are available on a competitive basis to continuing undergraduate and graduate female college students of Latino background.
Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to be eligible for the CLF Scholarship.
Hispanic/Latino, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Women
In November 1988, Public Law (P.L.) 100-607 introduced Section 487A of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act (42 USC 288-1), authorizing the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a program of educational loan repayment to attract additional health professionals into Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) research. The mission of the NIH AIDS Research Loan Repayment Program (AIDS-LRP) is to attract highly qualified physicians, nurses, and scientists to HIV/AIDS research by countering the growing economic disincentives to embark on biomedical research careers, using loan repayment as an incentive. .
Eligible applicant must have an MD, D.O., DDS DMD, DPM, DVM, PhD, AND/BSN or equivalent degree; have total qualifying debt in excess of 20% of annual NIH salary. Qualifying fellows must hold a two-year appointment at the NIH beginning in July of 2006.
Eligible applicant must have an MD, DO, DDS DMD, DPM, DVM, PhD, AND/BSN or equivalent degree; have total qualifying debt in excess of 20% of annual NIH salary.
The Clinical Research LRP is a vital component of our nation’s efforts to attract health professionals to careers in clinical research. In exchange for a two-year commitment to your clinical research career, NIH will repay up to $35,000 per year of your qualified educational debt, pay an additional 39% of the repayments to cover your Federal taxes, and may reimburse state taxes that result from these payments.
A pilot initiative of $15,000 per year in loan repayment (plus tax reimbursement) is currently available to fellows offered employment by the NIH in subspecialty and residency training programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
A pilot initiative of $20,000 per year in loan repayment (plus tax reimbursement) is currently available to fellows offered employment by the NIH in subspecialty and residency training programs.
Eligible applicant must have a PhD, MD, PharmD, D.O., DDS, DMD, DPM, DVM, DC, ND, or equivalent degree; Must be affiliated with the NIH. Qualifying fellows must hold a three-year appointment at the NIH.
Eligible applicant must have a Ph.D, MD, PharmD, DO, DDS, DMD, DPM, DVM, DC, ND, or equivalent degree; Must be affiliated with the NIH
The purpose of the Health Disparities Research LRP is to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals to research careers that focus on minority health or other health disparity issues. Funding for this LRP is provided through the NIH's National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), which ensures that at least 50 percent of the awards are made to health professionals who are members of identified health disparity populations.
Meet general eligibility requirements of the LRPs outlined in the eligibility section of the site
To participate, you must have a M.D., Ph.D., Pharm. D., D.O., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.P.M., Psy.D., D.C., N.D., or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited institution. You must conduct health disparities research 50% of your time (at least 20 hours weekly based on a 40 hour week) for two years and it must be funded by a domestic nonprofit or U.S. Government (Federal, state or local) entity. Also, the research must not be prohibited by Federal law or NIH policy.
Last updated: February 27, 2015
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