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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, 2013 
  • 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 G&D students

G&D Off-site Short Course Award

  • Deadline: May 1, 2014
  • Amount: $2000
  • Eligibility: All G&D students
  • Application (pdf)

Hearst Foundation Scholarships 

  • Deadline: To be announced 
  • Amount: $28,000 
  • Eligibility: All G&D students

 

GSBS and MD Anderson Sponsored Awards (partial list)

GSBS Awards and Funding Opportunities

American Legion Auxiliary Fellowships 

  • Deadline: July 1, 2013 
  • 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 16, 2013 
  • Amount: $20,000 
  • Eligibility: Recently advanced to candidacy
  • Notes: Research related to cardiovascular or Alzheimer’s disease

City Federation of Women's Clubs Endowed Scholarship 

  • Deadline: October 16, 2013 
  • Amount: $2,500 
  • Eligibility: Students must soon take or have recently passed the candidacy exam

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

  • Deadline: October 16, 2013 
  • Amount: $1,500 
  • Eligibility: Research related to stem cells and human disease

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

  • Deadline: October 16, 2013
  • Amount: $4,500
  • Eligibility: Recently advanced to candidacy

Gigli Family Scholarship

  • Deadline: October 16, 2013
  • 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

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 16, 2013
  • 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

Knudson Outstanding Dissertation Award 

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

Lummis Fellowship in Biomedical Sciences 

  • Deadline: TBA 
  • Amount: $25,000 
  • Eligibility: Post-candidacy with at least one year remaining to complete dissertation
  • Notes: Must be nominated by program

MD Anderson Trainee Recognition Day 

  • Deadline: April 1, 2013 
  • Amount: TBA 
  • Eligibility: MD Anderson graduate student or other trainee
  • Notes: Platform and poster awards

Presidents’ Research Scholarship 

  • Deadline: October 9, 2013 
  • Amount: $5,000 
  • Eligibility: Advanced to candidacy

R.W. Butcher Achievement Award 

  • Deadline: October 16, 2013 
  • Amount: $3,500 
  • Eligibility: Pre- and post-candidacy
  • Notes: Achieved excellence in research and contributed to GSBS and society as a whole
  • Information and application

Rosalie B. Hite Fellowships 

  • Deadline: March 29, 2013 
  • Amount: Full stipend 
  • Eligibility: Not advanced to Ph.D. candidacy at the time of application
  • Notes: Contact MD Anderson Office of Academic Affairs for more info: 713-792-3924; competitively renewable for up to three years

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

  • Deadline: October 16, 2013 
  • Amount: $3,500 
  • Eligibility: Post-candidacy prior to awarding of the scholarship
  • Notes: Research related to vision and vision disease

Schissler Foundation Fellowships in the Genetics of Human Disease 

  • Deadline: June 15, 2011 
  • Amount: Full stipend 
  • Eligibility: Recently advanced to candidacy, or within one semester of advancing
  • Notes: Research related to genetics of human diseases

Schissler Foundation MD Anderson Cancer Center Fellowship 

  • Deadline: August 28, 2013 
  • Amount: Full fellowship 
  • 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 16, 2013 
  • 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
  • Information and application

Sowell-Huggins Professorship and Graduate Fellowship 

  • Deadline: TBA 
  • Amount: Full stipend, renewable for up to three years
  • Eligibility: Advanced to candidacy
  • Notes: Joint application must be filed by the student and advisor

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

  • Deadline: October 16, 2013
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Eligibility: Pre-candidacy Ph.D. student enrolled at GSBS

T.C. Hsu Memorial Endowed Scholarship 

  • Deadline: September 4, 2013 
  • Amount: $8,000 
  • Eligibility: Advanced to candidacy
  • Notes: Research related to genetics or cell biology

Tzu Chi Scholarship Award for Excellence 

  • Deadline: October 16, 2013 
  • Amount: $1,000 
  • Eligibility: Ph.D. student
  • Notes: Must demonstrate both excellence in academic achievement and persistent community involvement

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