Scholarships for Careers in Cancer Research and Treatment

  • The American Association for Cancer Research offers AACR Research Fellowships and Science Education Awards for Undergraduates.
  • The American Cancer Society sponsors several scholarships and fellowships for graduate training in cancer nursing and cancer research. These include:
    • Master’s Degree Scholarships in Cancer Nursing
    • Doctoral Degree Scholarships in Cancer Nursing
    • Master’s Training Grants in Clinical Oncology Social Work
    • Doctoral Training Grants in Clinical Oncology Social Work
    • Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • The American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) offers several resident scholarships for residents pursuing research and residency programs related to radiation oncology.
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology offers some funding and grants.
  • The America Society of Radiologic Technologists Foundation offers several awards and scholarships, including the Jerman-Cahoon Student Scholarship, Royce Osborn Minority Student Scholarship, Varian Radiation Therapy Scholarship, Isadore N. Stern Scholarship, Amersham Management Scholarship Program, and Siemens Scholar Award Program.
  • The Australian National Breast Cancer Foundation established a scholarship program in 2000 to postgraduate research in the field of breast cancer research. Scholarships are for up to $30,000 per year for a period of up to three years. The application deadline is in late June or early July. For more information and an application package, write to National Breast Cancer Foundation, GPO Box 4126, Sydney NSW 2001, Tel 02 9235 3444 Fax 02 9233 3442, send email to nbcf1@nbcf.org.au, or visit www.nbcf.org.au.
  • The Cancer Research Foundation of America offers Postdoctoral Fellowships in Basic, Clinical, Translational and Applied Research, Early Detection, and Education Programs in Cancer Prevention.
  • The Cancer Research Institute offers Predoctoral Grants in Cancer Immunology and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Cancer Immunology.
  • The Cancer Research Society Inc. offers several fellowships and grants for study related to cancer research during the first five years of graduate study. The application deadline is February 15.
  • The Texas Medical Association (TMA) Physician Oncology Education Program (POEP) offers a few scholarships for medical students at Texas medical schools to attend cancer education programs and events in Texas. The awards are intended to cover registration fees and travel expenses of up to $400. For more information, call POEP at 1-800-880-1671 x1671 or send email to poep@texmed.org.
  • The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, Scholar Awards, and Clinical Investigator Awards.
  • Head and Neck Cancer Foundation (Canada)
    Head and Neck Cancer Foundation offers fellowships of $2,000 to $10,000 Canadian for cancer research. For more information, write to The Head and Neck Cancer Foundation, 2345 Yonge Street, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario M4P 2E5, call 1-416-324-8178 x228, fax 1-416-324-9021 or send email to mdaniels@dancap.com.
  • The Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research offers the Kimmel Scholar and Translational Science Awards.
  • The Thomara Latimer Cancer Foundation provides scholarships to high school seniors and college students interested in pursuing a career in medicine, especially in oncology.
  • The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society offers Research Grants and Fellowships in Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s Disease and Myeloma Research.
  • The Leukemia Research Foundation offers Postdoctoral Fellowships.
  • The Lymphoma Research Foundation offers Clinical Fellowships in Basic, Translational and Clinical Lymphoma Research.
  • The Oncology Nursing Foundation offers several scholarships and fellowships for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral candidates involved in cancer research.
  • The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers the Cancer Education and Career Development Program.