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Fellowships and Awards

This list contains a combination of G&D, GSBS and MD Anderson administered scholarship, poster and travel awards. For information about GSBS awards, please click on GSBS Funding Opportunities to the right. All GSBS deadlines are subject to change; check the GSBS website to confirm application deadlines and eligibility requirements.

G&D Awards

G&D Travel Awards 

  • Deadline: Ongoing 
  • Amount: $500 
  • Eligibility: All G&D students
  • Application (pdf)

G&D Research Achievement Award 

  • Deadline: August 31, 2015 
  • Amount: $200–$400
  • Eligibility: All G&D students

G&D Student Service Award 

  • Deadline: N/A 
  • Amount: $100 
  • Eligibility: All G&D students

G&D Retreat Poster and Platform Awards

  • Deadline: Annual Retreat 
  • Amount: $200–$300 
  • Eligibility: All students in G&D labs

GSBS and MD Anderson Sponsored Awards (partial list)

GSBS Awards and Funding Opportunities

American Legion Auxiliary Fellowships 

  • Deadline: June 1, 2015 
  • Amount: $5,000; supplements student's GRA assistantship 
  • Eligibility: U.S. citizen
  • Notes: Research related to cancer, competitively renewable for up to three years.

Cameron Foundation Fellowship 

  • Deadline: October 13, 2014 
  • Amount: $20,000  
  • Eligibility: Recently advanced to candidacy or by end of 2014.
  • Notes: Research related to cardiovascular or Alzheimer’s disease.

Cameron International Corporation Fellowship 

  • Deadline: June 1, 2015 
  • Amount: $25,000 (stipend support) 
  • Eligibility: Students who have passed The Ph.D. candidacy.
  • Notes: Cancer related research

The Fadine Jackson Roquemore Scholarship in Cancer Research

  • Deadline: October 13, 2014
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Eligibility: Students who have passed The Ph.D. candidacy.
  • Notes: Cancer related research

Investing in Student Futures Scholarship

  • Deadline: October 13, 2014
  • Amount:  $4,500
  • Eligibility: Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. students

City Federation of Women's Clubs Endowed Scholarship 

  • Deadline: October 13, 2014 
  • Amount: $2,500 
  • Eligibility: Students who have passed The Ph.D. candidacy by the application deadline.

Floyd Haar, M.D., Endowed Memorial Research Award 

  • Deadline: October 13, 2014 
  • Amount: $1,500 
  • Eligibility: Students who have passed The Ph.D. candidacy by 2014. 
  • Notes: Research related to stem cells and impact on human disease, especially leukemia and other cancers.

George M. Stancel, Ph.D., Fellowship in the Biomedical Sciences

  • Deadline: October 13, 2014
  • Amount: $4,500
  • Eligibility: Students who have passed The Ph.D. candidacy by the application deadline.

Gigli Family Scholarship

  • Deadline: October 13, 2014
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Eligibility: Pre- and post-candidacy
  • Notes: Intended particularly for those who are first generation in their family to enroll in graduate school, who are in financial need and/or have overcome hardships in pursuing career goals.

GSBS Travel Awards 

  • Deadline: Ongoing 
  • Amount: $350 (pre-candidacy) and $500 (post-candidacy)
  • Notes: Submit application at least four weeks before requested travel date. One travel award maximum per academic year. Applications available on GSBS website

Investing in Student Futures Endowed Scholarship  

  • Deadline: October 13, 2014
  • Amount: $4,500
  • Eligibility: Students must soon take or recently passed the candidacy exam
  • Notes: Established by Priscilla Saunders, Ph.D., in memory of her husband, Dr. Grady Saunders, a former G&D faculty member

John P. McGovern Award for Presentation Skills

  • Deadline: May 29, 2015 
  • Amount: $250 - $1,000 
  • Eligibility: GSBS Ph.D. Students

Knudson Outstanding Dissertation Award 

  • Deadline: TBA 
  • Amount: $1,000 
  • Eligibility: Must be nominated by mentor

Lummis Fellowship in Biomedical Sciences 

  • Deadline: June 1, 2015 
  • Amount: Full stipend, tuition and fees for one year 
  • Eligibility: Students who have passed The Ph.D. candidacy.

MD Anderson CPRIT Graduate Scholar Award and Julia Jones Matthews Cancer Research Scholar Award

  • Deadline: November 3, 2014 
  • Amount: Graduate student stipend, fringe benefits and modest travel allowance. 
  • Eligibility: PhD students affiliated with MD Anderson graduate (GSBS) faculty. Outstanding students in basic biological and biophysical research fields at MD Anderson are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications limited to one per laboratory per funding announcement cycle.
  • Notes: At least 8 awards available; competitive annual review with the possibility of renewed funding.

MD Anderson Trainee Recognition Day 

  • Deadline: March 31, 2015
  • Amount: TBA 
  • Eligibility: MD Anderson graduate student or other trainee.
  • Notes: Platform and poster awards.

Presidents’ Research Scholarship 

  • Deadline: October 23, 2014 
  • Amount: $5,000 
  • Eligibility: Advanced to candidacy prior to September 2014.

R.W. Butcher Achievement Award 

  • Deadline: October 13, 2014 
  • Amount: $3,500 
  • Eligibility: Pre- and post-candidacy
  • Notes: Achieved excellence in research and contributed to GSBS and society as a whole

Rosalie B. Hite Fellowship in Cancer Research 

  • Deadline: April 27, 2015
  • Amount: Full stipend 
  • Eligibility: Not advanced to Ph.D. candidacy at the time of application.

S. Taub and B. Burton Endowed Fellowship in Vision Disease 

  • Deadline: October 13, 2014 
  • Amount: $3,500 
  • Eligibility: Post-candidacy prior to awarding of the scholarship.
  • Notes: Research related to vision and vision disease.

Schissler Foundation MD Anderson Cancer Center Fellowship 

  • Deadline: TBA
  • Amount: Full stipend, tuition and fees for one year 
  • Eligibility: Student at MD Anderson; advanced to candidacy within the last academic year or be advanced to candidacy within one semester.
  • Notes: Research directed towards a cure for some type of cancer.

Sowell-Huggins Scholarship 

  • Deadline: October 13, 2014 
  • Amount: $5,000 
  • Eligibility: Applicants must, or will before the end of the current academic year, be formally a candidate for their degree. Those students who will be taking their candidacy exam must have submitted the necessary paperwork to take the exam by the end of the fall semester.
  • Notes: Research related to cancer.

Sowell-Huggins Fellowship/Professorship 

  • Deadline: June 23, 2014 
  • Amount: Full stipend, renewable for up to three years.
  • Eligibility: Advanced to candidacy, or will be by December 2014. See application for special eligibility requirements.

Sylvan Rodriguez Foundation Scholarship Honoring George M. Stancel, Ph.D.

  • Deadline: January 12, 2015 (Call for applications: 12/4/14)
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Eligibility: Pre-candidacy Ph.D. student enrolled at GSBS.

T. C. Hsu Memorial Endowed Scholarship 

  • Deadline: June 1, 2015 
  • Amount: $17,000 (stipend support)
  • Eligibility: Advanced to candidacy
  • Notes: Research related to genetics and cell biology.

Tzu Chi Scholarship Award for Excellence 

  • Deadline: October 13, 2014 
  • Amount: $1,000 
  • Eligibility: All Ph.D. and M.D. students
  • Notes: Must demonstrate both excellence in academic achievement and in-depth commitment to community service.

Awards Information

G&D Travel Award Application (Form under revision)

GSBS Funding Opportunities

List of G&D Awardees


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