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

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

Applications are due by 5 PM PST on January 4, 2017

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 that meet the following criteria:

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

If you are interested in applying, visit http://www.hvtn.org/ramp and e-mail Jenna Udren, RAMP Coordinator, at judren@fredhutch.org.  We will connect you with investigators who can assist you in selecting a project or topic of interest and potentially serve as a mentor for that project. by e-mail to HVTNawards@hvtn.org and notifications of award will be made in early March 2017.

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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GE-National Medical Fellowship Primary Care Leadership Program

The GE-National Medical Fellowship Primary Care Leadership Program (PCLP) Application is now available!

PCLP candidates are students from underrepresented minority groups and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. Applicants must be 1st or 2nd year medical students.

PCLP Scholars will be placed at one of their partner community health centers during the summer to participate in a summer service-learning opportunity focused on developing leadership skills.

Each Scholar receives a $5,000 scholarship stipend, which is expected to cover travel, living, and lodging expenses incurred during program participation.

Applications due January 31, 2017!

For more information and application: https://www.nmfonline.org/about-our-scholarships-and-awards/service-learning-programs/ge-nmf-primary-care-leadership-program/

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 3, 2017

The Jeanne Spurlock Minority Medical Student Research Fellowship in Substance Abuse and Addiction provides up to $4,000 for 12 weeks of research training in substance abuse and addiction under a mentor with established  and related expertise. Although preferred, the mentor does not need to be a child psychiatrist by training.  This program also provides additional travel funds to attend the AACAP Annual Meeting on October 23 – 28, 2017 to present their research in a new research poster session.

Fellowship Requirements

  • Applications are considered from African-American, Native American, Alaskan Native, Mexican American, Hispanic, Asian, and Pacific Islander students in accredited U.S. medical schools.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Participants agree that their fellowships will last 12 consecutive weeks (All fellowships less than 12 weeks must receive approval by AACAP. Fellowships less than eight weeks will NOT be considered). The expectation is that the student will complete 60 work days at 8 hours per day to complete the fellowship.
  • Participants agree to submit an abstract outlining their new research poster presentations for publication in the AACAP Scientific Proceedings by July 15, 2016.
  • Participants agree to attend the AACAP Annual Meeting
  • Participants agree to submit all required reporting documentation prior to the AACAP Annual Meeting, including a final report, a copy of the new research poster, a thank you letter to the funder, and an evaluation of the program completed by the participant and the mentor.
  • Participants agree to participate in all annual surveys as part of the program’s evaluation process

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Medical Diversity Scholarship

Provider: Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Attorneys at Law

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant is a member of an ethnic, racial, or other minority or any individual who demonstrates a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their community.
  • Applicant is a U.S. citizen currently attending an accredited medical school within the United States.
  • Academic achievement as reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA and have completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited medical school.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2017

Website: http://www.buckfirelaw.com/library/scholarships.cfm#medical

Award Amount: $2,000

How to Apply for the 2017 Medical Diversity Scholarship

Application materials should be mailed to:

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.
Attn: Medical Diversity Scholarship
258000 Northwestern Highway, Ste. 890
Southfield, MI 48075

Thomara Latimer Cancer Foundation

Thomara Latimer Cancer Foundation Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

  • Application is open ONLY to African American students, ages 17-30, who are Michigan residents.
  • Must be a college student admitted to a medically related professional program; e.g., nursing, medicine, physical or occupational therapy, AND
  • Must submit an official transcript with G.P.A., AND
  • Must have a minimum overall G.P.A. of 3.0.
  • Note: A personal interview is required.

TLCF recipients may only receive the award twice.

Deadline: December 30, 2016

Thomara Latimer Cancer Foundation
Franklin Plaza Center
29193 Northwestern Hwy #528

(248) 557-2346/ www.thomlatimercares.org

For information and application: http://www.thomlatimercares.org/TLCFScholarshipApplication_for_2016-17.pdf

National Medical Fellowships

NMF offers scholarships, awards and fellowship programs to United States citizens from groups currently underrepresented in the medical profession; specifically, African-Americans, Alaska Natives, Hispanic/Latinos, Native Hawaiians, Native Americans, Vietnamese, Cambodians, and mainland Puerto Ricans who permanently reside within the 50 U.S states.

For information about these programs visit http://www.nmfonline.org/pages/programs—landing