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NIH/NINDS Eureka

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Beckman Foundation

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Ellison Medical Foundation

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Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation (to AB)

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Predoctoral

Individual Fellowships

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows

The purpose of this individual predoctoral research training fellowship is to provide support for promising doctoral candidates who will be performing dissertation research and training in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) during the tenure of the award.
By the time of award, the individual applicant must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., possess a currently valid Permanent Resident Card USCIS Form I-551, or other legal verification of such status). Non-citizen nationals are generally persons born in outlying possessions of the United States (i.e., American Samoa and Swains Island). Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible. Individuals may apply for the Kirschstein-NRSA F31 in advance of admission to the United States as a Permanent Resident recognizing that no award will be made until legal verification of Permanent Resident status is provided.

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research

The purpose of this individual predoctoral research training fellowship is to improve the diversity of the health-related research workforce by supporting the training of predoctoral students from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented. Such candidates include individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
By the time of award, the individual applicant must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., possess a currently valid Permanent Resident Card USCIS Form I-551, or other legal verification of such status). Non-citizen nationals are generally persons born in outlying possessions of the United States (i.e., American Samoa and Swains Island). Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible. Individuals may apply for the Kirschstein-NRSA F31 in advance of admission to the United States as a Permanent Resident recognizing that no award will be made until legal verification of Permanent Resident status is provided.

NINDS Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows in MD-PhD programs

The purpose of this individual predoctoral research training fellowship is to provide support for promising doctoral candidates who are enrolled in combined MD-PhD programs, who will be performing dissertation research and training in scientific health-related fields relevant to the mission of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
By the time of award, the individual applicant must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., possess a currently valid Permanent Resident Card USCIS Form I-551, or other legal verification of such status). Non-citizen nationals are generally persons born in outlying possessions of the United States (i.e., American Samoa and Swains Island). Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible. Individuals may apply for the Kirschstein-NRSA F31 in advance of admission to the United States as a Permanent Resident recognizing that no award will be made until legal verification of Permanent Resident status is provided.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue graduate study in one of the 15 supported disciplines. NDSEG confers high honors upon its recipients, and allows them to attend whichever U.S. institution they choose. NDSEG Fellowships last for three years and pay for full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance.
The NDSEG Fellowship Program is open only to applicants who are citizens or nationals of the United States. Your field of study must fit under one of the 15 supported disciplines: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering; Biosciences; Chemical Engineering; Chemistry; Civil Engineering; Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences; Computer and Computational Sciences; Electrical Engineering; Geosciences; Materials Science and Engineering; Mathematics; Mechanical Engineering; Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering; Oceanography; and Physics.
To be eligible, applicants must either: be enrolled in their final year of undergraduate studies, or have completed less than two full-time years of graduate study in the discipline in which they are applying. All materials must be submitted electronically by 5 p.m. EST on December 17, 2010.

Postdoctoral

Individual Fellowships

Life Sciences Research Foundation

The deadline for applications is October 1.
Fellowship Eligibility. Three-year fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis to graduates of medical and graduate schools in the biological sciences holding M.D., Ph.D., D.V.M. or D.D.S. degrees. Awards will be based solely on the quality of the individual applicant's previous accomplishments, and on the merit of the proposal for postdoctoral research. Persons doing a second postdoc are eligible only if they are transferring to a different supervisor's laboratory and embarking on a new project not connected to their previous research. All U.S. citizens are eligible to apply with no geographic restriction on the laboratory of their choice. Foreign applicants will be eligible for study in U.S. laboratories. LSRF fellows must carry out their research at nonprofit institutions. LSRF fellows can change projects, laboratories, and/or institutions during the fellowship as long as the eligibility rules listed here are not violated. A person holding a faculty appointment is not eligible to apply for an LSRF fellowship.
Note: There can be no more than one LSRF fellow in any one laboratory at a time. If a laboratory contains an LSRF fellow, no other applicant intending to work in that particular lab would be eligible to apply. However, multiple applicants may apply from a lab which does not contain an LSRF fellow (but only one fellowship would be awarded). Please verify this matter with your intended supervisor.

Paralyzed Veterans of America

Investigators and fellows are not required to be U.S. or Canadian citizens.
Senior fellows are encouraged to apply as principal investigators. Post-doctoral individuals are eligible to apply for fellowship support within four years of receiving a Ph.D. or completing M.D. residency.
Deadline is September 1

Helen Hay Whitney Foundation

Fellowships may be awarded to US citizens planning to work in laboratories either in the US, Canada, or abroad and also to foreign citizens for research in laboratories in the US only.
Candidates who hold, or are in the final stages of obtaining a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree and are seeking beginning postdoctoral training in basic biomedical research are eligible to apply for a fellowship. The Foundation accepts applications from candidates who have no more than one year of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the deadline for submitting the application (July 15), and who have received a PhD (or D.Phil. or equivalent) degree no more than two years before the deadline, or an M.D. degree no more than three years before the deadline.

Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research

The Fund awards fellowships to suitably qualified individuals for full time postdoctoral studies in the medical and related sciences bearing on cancer.
Applicants may be citizens of any country but for foreign nationals awards will be made only for study in the United States. American citizens may hold a fellowship either in the United States or in a foreign country.
Applicants in general should not have more than ONE YEAR of postdoctoral experience. They must hold either the M.D. degree or the Ph.D. degree in the field in which they propose to study or furnish evidence of equivalent training and experience.

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Applications will be accepted only from those with a Ph.D., M.D., or other equivalent professional degree, employed at a qualifying research institution. Established scientists, young investigators (completed postdoc within last 5 years) and postdoctoral fellows may serve as principal investigator. Two-year awards are available for senior scientists and young investigators with a maximum funding level of $75,000 per year (indirect costs limited to 10% of the direct). Postdoctoral fellowships are available with a maximum funding level of $60,000 per year (indirect costs limited to 10% of the direct).

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows

The purpose of this individual postdoctoral research training fellowship is to provide support to promising Fellowship Applicants with the potential to become productive, independent investigators in scientific health-related research fields relevant to the missions of participating NIH Institutes and Centers.
By the time of award, the individual applicant must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., possess a currently valid Permanent Resident Card USCIS Form I-551, or other legal verification of such status). Non-citizen nationals are generally persons born in outlying possessions of the United States (i.e., American Samoa and Swains Island). Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible. Individuals may apply for the award in advance of admission to the United States as a Permanent Resident recognizing that no award will be made until legal verification of Permanent Resident status is provided.

American Heart Association Founders Affiliate Postdoctoral Fellowship

Science focus: Research broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease and stroke, or to related clinical, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems, including multidisciplinary efforts.
Target audience: M.D., Ph.D., D.O., D.V.M. or equivalent doctoral degree at time of award activation. The Founders Affiliate limits fellows to no more than five years postdoctoral research experience at the time of award activation. The applicant must be a US citizen, permanent resident, or hold a valid Visa.

Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

The Foundation encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention.
Basic and physician-scientists must have received their degrees no more than one year prior to the FAC meeting at which their applications are to be considered*. Applicants must not have been in their Sponsors' labs for more than one year prior to the date of the FAC meeting at which their applications are to be considered* and are expected to devote 100% of their time and effort to Damon Runyon-supported research activities.
*The cut-off date is day 15 of the month immediately preceding the month FAC meets.

Undergraduates

Tetelman Fellowship for International Research in the Sciences

The Alan S. Tetelman 1958 Fellowships for Study Abroad, from the endowments of Jonathan Edwards College, provide support for original undergraduate research projects abroad in the natural and applied sciences. Currently enrolled freshmen, sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply.
Further information about eligibility, proposal development, and application requirements are provided in the full application instructions. An informational session will be held on Tuesday, January 11 at 5:30 pm in the Taylor Library, 2nd floor, SSS. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a pre-application even if you have not finalized your plans or secured final approval from your proposed mentor or host country contact(s). Pre-applications may be submitted to the Tetelman Fellowship for International Research in the Sciences c/o William Segraves, Yale College Dean's Office, SSS 20 or by email to donalee.slater@yale.edu by February 1, 2011.

Yale Science Scholars Program

The Yale Science Scholars Program seeks to promote the academic development of promising students through engagement in original scientific research. The Yale Science Scholars Program provides support for a summer research experience under the supervision of a Yale faculty member. Applicants are expected to have demonstrated exceptional potential and commitment through their coursework and prior research experience, and to present a well-developed proposal for a research project with substantial pedagogic and scholarly merit. Award recipients will perform research for 8-10 weeks during the summer of 2011, and will participate in summer and academic year activities of the Yale Science Scholars Program, including journal clubs, seminars, symposia and dinners.
Awardees will normally be selected from among currently enrolled sophomores and juniors, though exceptional applications from freshmen may also be considered. Applicants may be pursuing a degree in any major offered by Yale College, but must be proposing research in the natural or applied sciences. Research must be supervised by a member of the Yale faculty (including the Graduate and Professional Schools), and will normally be conducted at Yale. The application deadline is March 3, 2011, 4:30 P.M. Applications should be sent to: Yale Science Scholars Program, c/o William Segraves, Yale College Dean's Office, SSS 24. It is expected that awards will be announced by the first week of April.

Yale College Dean's Research Fellowship

The Yale College Dean's Research Fellowship, the Sheffield Society Undergraduate Research Fellowship and the Heywood Fellowship for the Physical Sciences provide fellowships to support original undergraduate research projects that cannot be supported through other programs or faculty research grants. A total of 60 awards were made in summer 2010. Stipend support of $3320-$4150 is normally granted for a full time 8-10 week summer research experience under the supervision of a Yale University faculty member. Currently enrolled freshmen, sophomores and juniors proposing research in the natural sciences, engineering, mathematics and computer science are eligible to apply.
Applications will normally be considered in March of each year for research to be conducted during the following summer. Applications for Yale College Dean's Research Fellowships in the Sciences should be sent to: Yale College Dean's Research Fellowship Program c/o William Segraves, Yale College Dean's Office, SSS 24. To assure consideration for the summer of 2011, applications should be received by March 24, 2011.

STARS I Summer Research Program

STARS I is a program designed for students who have historically been underrepresented in the sciences. These include students of color, women, students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, first generation college students, and the physically challenged. The STARS Summer Program provides summer term support for select undergraduate students who live on campus and participate in laboratory research with Yale faculty members. Students selected for the program work as full-time research assistants who support the research of their mentor and/or faculty advisor. In addition, enrollment in SCIE 101 Scientific Research: Process and Presentation and active participation in weekly journal club sessions are required. These sessions provide STARS scholars the opportunity to discuss their individual lab journals as well as other journal article samples selected for the program. At the conclusion of the summer program, each student will submit his or her research results in a written publishable format and will conduct a formal presentation of their research at a public symposium.
Summer fellows must live on campus in one of the summer residences. The purpose of this arrangement is to foster an exciting and challenging academic environment where summer fellows may come together as a community to exchange ideas and information. The program includes evening activities and occasional weekend trips. STARS summer fellows are awarded a total stipend of $2,000. The program also covers participants’ room and board, as well as the course tuition. Students are not allowed to enroll in any other summer course if they are participating in the STARS Summer Research Program. Application Deadline: March 4, 2011.

STARS II Program

The STARS II program provides an intensive research experience for juniors and seniors. Beginning in the spring semester of their junior year and continuing through the senior year, STARS II scholars receive a stipend to support up to ten hours a week of laboratory research under the supervision of a faculty mentor and graduate student(s). During the intervening summer, the program provides stipend support for students to continue their research for up to eight weeks. In the spring semester of their senior year, STARS II scholars conduct a formal presentation of their research at the STARS II Symposium. All STARS II students are also encouraged to present their research at regional and national science conferences/meetings and submit it for publication.
The Science, Technology, and Research Scholars II Program (STARS II) is a highly selective program. Like STARS I, STARS II is a program designed for students who have historically been underrepresented in the sciences. These include students of color, women, students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, first generation college students, and the physically challenged. The program is available to majors in any of the natural sciences, engineering, mathematics or computer science. STARS II scholars receive a stipend for up to ten hours per week of laboratory research for a total of 26 weeks in the academic year. During the summer, students receive a stipend to continue their research for up to eight weeks, either at Yale University or at another academic or industrial site approved by their mentor and the STARS Academic Team. In February of their spring term, an official welcome is held for the STARS II juniors and their mentors. Near the end of the spring semester STARS II senior scholars are required to present their final research projects to their colleagues and mentors at the STARS II Research Symposium. This symposium also serves as an opportunity for STARS II junior scholars to see what is expected for their presentations in the senior year. STARS II students are strongly encouraged to participate in a full range of scientific professional activities, including presenting their research at regional and national scientific conferences/meetings, and submitting their research for publication. All applicants are required to submit a pre-application (coming soon) for review by the STARS Academic Team. Pre-application Deadline has been extended until November 10, 2010.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (SURF)

Each summer the Yale SURF Program brings a group of qualified undergraduates to Yale for eight weeks. The experience is meant to familiarize students with the kind of work they can expect to do in graduate school, provide them with insight into the many steps involved in building a career based on Ph.D. level training, as well as foster a sense of confidence regarding their own abilities and potential. Students are immersed in an academic, professional setting involving a working relationship with a faculty mentor, a program of individual research, and participation in a series of program workshops and panel discussions.
The SURF Program is intended for students with a strong desire to pursue research careers at the Ph.D. level. The program is particularly interested in identifying and providing research experience to talented underrepresented minority students. Preference is given to students completing their sophomore or junior years. However, other students who express persuasive plans for research may be considered. Participation in the summer program is restricted to US citizens and permanent residents. Students are housed at no charge in the Yale Graduate School Dormitory, and meals are provided in the Yale Summer Program Dining Hall. Students also receive a stipend for participation in the SURF Program. Travel to and from the program will be covered and arranged through the SURF Program Office. Students will receive a stipend of $3,000 upon successful participation in the program. Application deadline is February 1.

Perspectives on Science and Engineering

Perspectives on Science and Engineering (Science 198) gives students with exceptional preparation in science and mathematics a special opportunity to start exploring research as soon as they enter Yale. This interdepartmental program is designed to introduce first year students to a representative cross-section of science and engineering faculty and their research disciplines. Perspectives on Science and Engineering (PSE) is designed to supplement the academic program of selected freshmen who have exceptionally strong preparation in the areas of science, mathematics, and engineering. PSE consists of a series of lectures and discussions that reveal the scope and interconnectedness of many scientific disciplines. It is also designed to be fun. PSE meets for an hour and a half each Friday afternoon—about half the time of a standard course. Students earn one course credit for a full year's enrollment; no credit is received if the entire course is not completed. Student and faculty participants attend biweekly lectures and, in the intervening weeks, divide into smaller seminar groups for discussion of the previous lecture's topic. In these small and intimate classes, students get a sense of the excitement of contemporary research, while getting to know some of the faculty active in their fields of interest. At the end of the year, Perspectives students are offered stipends to support summer research in faculty laboratories. In the fall, sophomores return to present their research at the Perspectives on Science and Engineering Summer Research Symposium.
Admission to PSE is limited to approximately sixty freshmen who are selected on the basis of outstanding records in mathematics and natural science. Typically the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of places. Selection is made on the basis of the online application to the program and on the student's Yale College application. The Freshman Web site and the Yale Programs of Study provide further information about the program. If you are interested in being considered for this program you must apply by early June.

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