Gertrude B. Elion Mentored Medical Student Research Award

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Amount
Awarded

$10,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 15

Friday
Awarded By:

Triangle Community Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. An individual who has applied for permanent residency but has not received her government documentation by the time of application are not eligible.
  3. Must conduct research at either Duke University Medical Center or the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. The applicant must be nominated by one of the two schools.
  4. Must have completed one or more years of medical school prior to the start of the award and be interested in pursuing health-related research projects.
  5. Must be a woman.
  6. Must enroll full time.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: U.S. female medical students who have an interest in health-related research are eligible for this award. Students must have completed one or more years of medical school and plan to conduct research at Duke University Medical Center or UNC at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

Application requirements for the Gertrude B. Elion Mentored Medical Student Research Award are:

  • Application form
  • Statement of nomination
  • Candidate curriculum vitae
  • Mentor curriculum vitae
  • Research Plan
  • Budget
  • Recommendation letter
Additional Information: These awards will support female medical students who are interested in pursuing health-related research projects. Students must have an interest in health research, and must have the support of a faculty mentor. Selection is based on a number of factors. These factors include the candidate’s qualifications, the quality and relevance of the proposed health research, and the interest and support of the student’s scientific mentor. Consideration also will be given to the institutional environment. Institutions should provide evidence that they are committed to research in the areas in which the student will work and that they are willing to provide appropriate mentoring for the student.

Award Amount: $10,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $10,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, March 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, March 15

Applications are available online from the Triangle Community Foundation website. In addition to the completed application, the student must submit her sponsor’s statement of nomination as described; her curriculum vitae (no more than two pages in length); her mentor’s curriculum vitae (no more than two pages in length); a research plan including the three listed components; a budget explaining in general how the award will be used; and one letter of recommendation from an individual other than her mentor. The application must be typed (single-spaced and single-sided, using 12-point font) on standard 8.5 by 11 inch paper with one inch or larger margins on all sides. Pages must be numbered. All sections of the application must be collated. The applicant must not provide a cover letter. Important note: An application that contains more than the specified number of pages, or letters will be rejected out of fairness to candidates who adhere to the guidelines. In addition, an application that is not properly organized or that does not include all of the requested materials will be rejected. The application must be submitted online by the deadline date.
Contact: Sarah Battersby
Address: 324 Blackwell St. Suite 1220 Durham, North Carolina 27701

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