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Who is eligible?
The aim of the grant is to train minority Pacific Islander students in cancer research through the masters level in an appropriate discipline (including but not limited to biology, psychology, Micronesian studies, environmental science, education, social work, etc). If you are a graduate student at UOG with an interest in any aspect of cancer research, including behavioral and/or quality of life or cultural issues, you may be eligible.
How much is the fellowship?
UOG tuition and fees will be paid. In addition, the student will be employed as a graduate research assistant part-time. The student will be partnered with a mentor faculty member at UOG and work on current cancer health disparities research related to their thesis project. The scholarship is for two years of support.
How can you apply?
Download the application form from www.uog.edu/cancer. Email the completed application form to Dr. John Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Todd Ames at email@example.com. You may also submit a hard copy to the Office of Graduate Studies, Sponsored Programs, and Research located in the Health Science Building on the UOG campus.
Deadline for applications: December 5, 2011
The overall goal of this award is to increase the number of minority cancer researchers, in the Pacific region. Funding is provided by a grant from the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, awarded to the University of Guam and the University of Hawaii Cancer Research Center. The grant provides for three activities to increase the number of researchers: (1) support for UOG graduate students interested in cancer research at the Masters and PhD levels; (2) support for faculty to work with University of Hawaii Cancer Research Center faculty to develop research projects in cancer health disparities; and (3) curriculum development for a new Cancer Health Disparities Track in the Micronesian Studies program. Note that cancer research is used broadly here with the context of minority health disparities studies, including both basic scientific research, as well as the social, cultural and economic impacts of cancer and health disparities on Pacific Island cultures.
The criteria for selecting graduate fellows includes the student’s academic achievements, demonstrated potential to complete their chosen graduate program, and a clearly stated commitment to studies and thesis or special project research addressing some aspect of cancer or cancer health disparities in the Pacific Region. Students will be reviewed and recommended by the Cancer Research Center faculty. Final selection will be made by the Principal Investigators.
Reminder: You must be enrolled full-time at the University of Guam as a graduate student in good standing in order to be eligible for consideration.
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