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Postgraduate Fellowships for Women from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries- Deadline 7/31/14

July 10, 2014
Deadline: July 31, 2014
The scheme provides fellowships to young female students from Sub-Saharan African countries and/or LDCs, to enable them to pursue postgraduate studies leading to Ph.D., degrees, at centres of excellence (renowned research institutions/universities). The institute must be in a developing country other than the applicant’s home country. The fellowship is offered to carry out postgraduate research in the natural sciences. Each fellowship will be offered for three years and will cover travel expenses, a modest monthly living allowance, the amount of which will be determined in consultation with the host institution.


The fellowships are open to qualified young women science graduates (generally below 40 years of age) from countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and/or LDCs.

The minimum qualification of applicants is an MSc degree (or equivalent), or an outstanding BSc honours degree, in the natural sciences, engineering or information technology disciplines.

Applicants already on site in the host country will not be considered eligible.

The host institute where the applicant wishes to pursue her doctorate degree must be in a developing country other than her own.

The applicant must be willing to return to her own country after completion of the fellowship.


Undergraduate Cancer Research Training Program (UCRTP) @ UCLA- Undergraduate- Deadline 3/1/14

February 26, 2014


The Center to Eliminate Cancer Health Disparities at the Charles Drew University (CDU) and the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA (UCLA) are hosting a great summer internship opportunity for undergraduate students.

 The Undergraduate Cancer Research Training Program (UCRTP) is a summer internship to train undergraduates in technical and critical thinking skills in a laboratory, clinical, or community setting. The goal of the UCRTP is to ensure that each undergraduate student acquires the knowledge, skills, and attitude to become a proficient researcher in cancer research. Research topics include but are not limited to molecular, cell, developmental biology and genetics of cancer; the influence of lifestyle choices, diet, and exercise on cancer risk; and translating basic research into cancer therapeutic agents. Each student intern acquires training by working on a hypothesis-driven scientific research project, at CDU or UCLA, alongside a designated mentor during the course of 8-12 weeks. A stipend is provided to students in the program. The internship is competitive, and applications are due on March 1, 2014.

This is a great opportunity for students to gain research experience so please feel free to forward this information among your students, faculty, and interested programs. The UCRTP brochure is attached to this email which can be posted or distributed to others who might be interested in hearing more about our program. We can mail you printed materials if you are interested in keeping them on file or display. We are also happy to come and present the program information during internship or job fairs coming up. Please see the link below for more information about the program and how students may submit an application:




Student must:

be low income or underrepresented minority (African American, Mexican American/Chicano, Hispanic American/Latino, Native American, Asian Pacific Islander, Native Alaskan or Native Hawaiian)
be an undergraduate freshman, sophomore, or junior
have a minimum 3.0 GPA
Have completed college-level general biology and introductory chemistry.

MCW 2014 Undergraduate & Graduate Summer Enrichment Programs- Deadline 2/1/14

January 31, 2014


The Office of Student/Affairs Diversity at the Medical College of Wisconsin will again offer our summer program for students underrepresented in medicine and biomedical research. DSHREP is a 10-week summer program supported through an R25 research education grant funded by National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute (NHLBI), an agency of National Institutes of Health (NIH). All research is conducted by MCW faculty, focusing on cardiovascular, hematological, and pulmonary diseases. Interested students should be available from May 28, 2014 to August 1, 2014.

2014 CDC Public Health Opportunities- Undergrad Graduate students- Deadline variable

January 30, 2014

Whether you are looking for a summer internship or a year-long fellowship, these programs provide valuable exposure to a wide range of public health opportunities. Jump Start Your Future – Apply Today!

CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) supports internship opportunities for qualified undergraduate and graduate students to gain meaningful experiences in public health settings. Whether you are looking for a summer internship or a year-long fellowship, the following programs provide valuable exposure to a wide range of public health opportunities.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program- Deadline depends on site- Undergraduate

January 29, 2014

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.

NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location.By using the web page, Search for an REU Site, you may examine opportunities in the subject areas supported by various NSF units. Also, you may search by keywords to identify sites in particular research areas or with certain features, such as a particular location.Students must contact the individual sites for information and application materials. NSF does not have application materials and does not select student participants. A contact person and contact information is listed for each site.

CDC Scientific Writing Fellowship- graduate students- Open Deadline

October 31, 2013

Scientific Writing Fellowship
Office of the Associate Director for Science
Office of the Director
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA


Project Description:

A fellowship opportunity is currently available in within the Office of the Associate Director for Science (OADS) in the Office of the Director (OD) of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Through this fellowship, the selected participant will gain experience in systematic reviews of literature, scientific writing, and science policy analysis in support of programs for the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis, and the promotion of adolescent and school health. Specific projects involve research to discover the best methods of measuring scientific productivity, improving the quality of scientific products, and defining and closing gaps in NCHHSTP’s extramural research portfolio.

Activities may include:

  • Planning and conducting systematic review of literature on: measuring and improving scientific productivity; improving the quality of scientific products; and defining and closing gaps in the NCHHSTP extramural research
  • Developing, in collaboration with NCHHSTP and other colleagues, two manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals with respect to: describing the sources, methods, results and implications of knowledge synthesized from each systematic review of the literature; and an analytic essay that addresses the application of the major findings to improve the process, products and impact of NCHHSTP science
  • Planning, convening and reporting the findings of an expert consultation to define the optimal extramural research portfolio for NCHHSTP

The Research Participation Program for CDC is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend depending on educational level and experience. The participant must show proof of health insurance. The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.


  • A Master’s degree in public health, public health administration, public policy with a focus on health, or a related science received within the last five years.
  • Experience in the public health field, and knowledge of infectious diseases and methods for conducting systematic reviews of scientific literature is preferred.

How to Apply:

To be considered, please send a current CV/resume and a one-page cover letter addressing your relevant experience and your interest in the position to the attention of Please reference CDC-NCHHSTP-2014-0001 in all communications.

Spring 2014 Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory- Undergraduate- Deadline 10/1/13

September 5, 2013


Medical mystery: Unlocking the secrets of the Elephant Man- article

August 29, 2013

123 years later, and it is still unclear  what plagued the Elephant Man.



APTR-CDC Preventive Medicine and Public Health Fellowship Program

August 28, 2013

Application Deadline: September 30, 2013

The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research is pleased to announce
a new fellowship opportunity in the Preventive Medicine and Public Health
Fellowship Program in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC). APTR is currently accepting applications for one
training position based at CDC in Atlanta, GA with a start date of January
2014. The Fellow will gain leadership experience in public health practice
and policy, access to state-of-the-art technology and national databases,
and will train with leading experts in the field of preventive medicine and
public health.

APTR is looking for applicants with a minimum of a master’s degree for the
following fellowship placement:

“Interprofessional Education Approach to Develop Public Health Practice &

The complete application package including the fellowship description,
additional information and online application form can be found on the APTR
website at:

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship- Deadline 6/12/13

May 28, 2013

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages
undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and
mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the
Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as
interns appointed at one of 15 participating DOE laboratories. They perform
research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers,
on projects supporting the DOE mission.

Fall Deadline 6/12/13

They also have Summer and Spring opportunities.  Please see their website for more information.

Here is a link to their deadlines:

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