HIV Vaccine Research Grants for African-American and Latino/a Medical Students

HIV Vaccine Research Grants for African-American and Latino/a Medical Students

Key Deadlines:

December 7, 2018    Initial contact with mentors
January 8, 2019        Applications due by 5:00pm PST

The HIV Vaccine Trials Network, in collaboration with the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is investing in a young generation of HIV prevention researchers by providing African-American and Latino/a medical students with opportunities for independent research along with structured mentoring, project and salary funding, training, and professional development activities. The complete Request for Applications can be found at http://www.hvtn.org/ramp.

Who can apply?

The HVTN will be accepting up to 8 RAMP scholars who meet the following criteria:

  • Self-identify as African-American and/or Latinx
  • Student at US medical school
  • In good academic standing
  • US citizen or US permanent resident
  • Interested in pursuing a future career in HIV research

Questions about the application process? Please contact RAMP Manager Jenna Udren, judren@fredhutch.org or 206-667-6712

 

The deadline for initial contact with mentors is December 7, 2018. Applications are due via the RAMP Application Form by 5:00 pm PST on January 8, 2019.

For More Information
All correspondence concerning the program should be addressed to:

Jenna Udren, MPH
RAMP Coordinator
HIV Vaccine Trials Network
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Eastlake Ave., E3-300
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
Office: (206) 667-6712
judren@fredhutch.org

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NMF – Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Scholarship

The Josiah Macy Jr. Scholarship was established in 2001 by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. This scholarship provides $5,000 to six (6) 2nd or 3rd year minority medical students who demonstrate financial need as well as academic excellence, leadership, and commitment to service. Application currently closed.

General Eligibility:
*US citizen
*Attends an accredited medical school
*Underrepresented minority student
* Has demonstrated leadership ability
*Committed to serving medically under-served communities

For more information and to apply: http://www.nmfonline.org/progra…/general-scholarships-awards

Contact them for more information: scholarships@nmfonline.org

Deadline: 

AACAP’s Jeanne Spurlock Minority Medical Student Research Fellowship

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is sending out this final call for applications for  AACAP’s  Jeanne Spurlock Minority Medical Student Research Fellowship! This is a great opportunity for medical students of color to become engaged in substance abuse research.

Visit for more information and the application: http://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Awards/Medical_Students_Awards/Spurlock_Research_Fellowship.aspx

Deadline:  March 4, 2019

Overview
The AACAP Jeanne Spurlock Research Fellowship in Substance Abuse and Addiction offers a unique opportunity for minority medical students, or students whose project will focus on minorities, to explore a research career in substance abuse in relation to child and adolescent psychiatry, gain valuable work experience, and meet leaders in the child and adolescent psychiatry field. The fellowship opportunity provides award recipients:

  • Up to $4,000 for 12 weeks of summer research under a child and adolescent psychiatrist researcher/mentor.
  • Coverage for required attendance to the AACAP 66th Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL on October 14 – 19, 2019 to present their research in a new research poster session. (Complimentary registration, four-paid nights in the hotel, and travel reimbursement for the Annual Meeting are included in addition to the fellowship stipend.)

Time Commitment
Students are expected to complete 12 consecutive weeks (60 working days at 8 hours per day) of fellowship training during the summer following acceptance into the program. The amount of time an applicant proposes to spend in the fellowship training will be taken into account by the selection committee. If an applicant is unable to complete 12 weeks, a slightly shorter fellowship experience may be proposed in the application. If approved, the stipend will be pro-rated to reflect the reduction in time spent completing the fellowship. NOTE: Fellowships proposals with a duration of less than eight weeks will NOT be considered.

National Hispanic Health Foundation

Deadline: The application deadline is September 26, 2019, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time. Any applications received after the deadline will NOT be considered. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.

The NHHF Health Professions Scholarships will award 15-20 scholarships to graduate students in Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Public Health or Health Policy, and Physician Assistant who exhibit exceptional academic performance, documented leadership activities, and have a commitment to a career providing healthcare services to the Hispanic community in the US.

REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS: INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

What are the qualifications?

  • 3.0 GPA or Passing (fail/pass system)
  • Exceptional academic performance, documented leadership activities, and have a commitment to a career providing healthcare services to the Hispanic community in the US
  • Be a full-time student in the following accredited programs: Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Public Health or Health Policy, and Physician Assistant

What are the required supporting documents?

  • Personal statement or essay, including career goals (double-spaced, two-page maximum)
  • Current curriculum vitae (education, employment, extracurricular activities, awards)
  • Letter of recommendation (one letter only)
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship, residency, or DACA status
  • Unofficial copy of school transcripts

CONTACT INFORMATION: For other questions regarding the NHHF Scholarship, please contact scholarship@nhmafoundation.org.

Application and criteria: https://nhmafoundation.org/programs/the-nhhf-scholarship/

 

 

Latino Medical Student Association

The LMSA offers a $500 scholarship to a medical student from one of a dozen states, including Virginia, who is a member of the LMSA (you may join now) with an interest in Latino healthcare.

ELIGIBILITY:
  • Applicants must be current LMSA members with proof of paid membership (to be verified if selected). If you are not a member sign up HERE
  • Applicants must be medical students pursuing a DO or MD. Students with proof of enrollment to medical school for 2018 are also eligible to apply (must include letter of acceptance in this application, if selected proof of enrollment from your school will be required).
  • Applicants should demonstrate a desire to advance the state of healthcare and education in Latino and underserved communities through leadership in extracurricular activities and/or membership in civic organizations.
  • Applicants are eligible to receive the scholarship regardless of ethnic background or immigration status. DACA students are encouraged to apply.
DEADLINE: 

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The HSF offers scholarships of $1,000 to $5,000 to full-time graduate students of Hispanic heritage who are citizens or legal permanent residents of the US. Applicants must be pursuing their first graduate degree and must complete the FAFSA.

  • ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

    • Must be of Hispanic Heritage
    • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students
    • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for College and Graduate Students
    • Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university, or graduate school, during the FALL of a scholarship cycle (year)
    • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
    • Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)

Other:

  • All majors and graduate fields accepted
  • Emphasis on STEM majors

Deadline: February 15, 2019

Visit:   http://hsf.net/en/scholarships/programs/general-college-scholarships