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Grants and Fellowship Opportunities

Global Health Research Fellowship

The Weill Cornell Medicine Global Health Research Fellowship is a three-year fellowship designed to train generalist clinician-scientists for academic careers in global health research. This innovative fellowship is tailored for post-residency graduates in internal medicine, and provides a unique opportunity for essential time dedicated to field work and research training. Fellows receive intensive mentorship from international Weill Cornell faculty throughout their training.

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Hanna H. Gray Fellowship

The Hanna H. Gray Fellowship is one available outside the Weill Cornell Medicine Institution.  The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), recognizing the value of individuals from different backgrounds to move science forward, seeks to increase diversity in the biomedical research community. Through the new Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program, HHMI will recruit and retain individuals from groups underrepresented in the life sciences. The program will support early career scientists with the potential to become leaders in academic research. Through their successful careers, Hanna H. Gray Fellows will inspire the next generation of scientists from America’s diverse talent pool.

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The Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship in Minority Health Policy (CFMF) Due December 1, 2017

The Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship in Minority Health Policy (CFMF) is pleased to announce the Call for Applications for the 2018-2019 year.  At the Harvard Medical School, Boston, applications are now being accepted for a one-year, degree-granting, full-time fellowship beginning July 2018.    
Application deadline is 5:00 pm Eastern Time on Friday, December 1, 2017. All application materials must be submitted in the online application system by the deadline.

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The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. The contributions to diversity may include public service towards increasing equitable access in fields where women and minorities are under-represented. In some fields, the contributions may include research focusing on underserved populations or understanding inequalities related to race, gender, disability or LGBT. The program is seeking applicants with the potential to bring to their academic and research careers the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education in the United States.

ELIGIBILITY. Applicants must receive a Ph.D. from an accredited university before the start of their fellowship. Successful applicants must present documents demonstrating that they are legally authorized to work in the United States. Individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are encouraged to apply.

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DEADLINE: November 1, 2017

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Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Faculty Diversity in Biomedical Research (K01) Due October 15, 2017 & February 20, 2018

Eligible applicants from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in basic, clinical, and translational biomedical research are encouraged to apply for the NIH Mentored Research Scientist Development Award.  Applicant’s research interests should be grounded in the advanced methods and experimental approaches needed to solve problems related to cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematologic diseases, and sleep disorders in the general and health disparities populations. 

 The objectives of the Mentored Career Development Award are to: (1) advance the awardee’s career development trajectory by strengthening research capacity, publishing, and other scholarly activities; (2) improve success and retention in a research career; (3) promote scientific collaborations that lead to acquisition of new skills or research in other fields of scholarly interest; and (4) increase the number of highly trained investigators from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in research areas of interest to the NHLBI. The award will provide salary ($75,000) and research support ($30,000) for 3-5 years under the guidance of an experienced mentor, or sponsor, in the biomedical, behavioral or clinical sciences with the expectation that the awardees will launch independent research careers and become competitive for new research project grant (e.g., R01) funding. 

 APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 15, 2017 and February 20, 2018 by 5:00pm local time of applicate organization

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The National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) Scholarship Due October 6th, 2017

The National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) is pleased to award 20 scholarships to graduate students in dental, medical (allopathic or osteopathic), health policy, public health, and pharmacy school students as well as BA and above nursing students. The scholarships will be presented to awardees at the National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Galas in New York, New York on November 30th, 2017 and Los Angeles, CA on December 14th 2017.
Application Deadlines for Students:  October 6th, 2017.
The applications are to be completed online. For applications and additional details, please visit the NHHF website at
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