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General search tools: 

See “fast web scholarship search”

Federal Funding:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has a website that features information on all federal grant programs. The site, allows anyone to search federal grant listings, download and complete application forms, and apply for grants online. All 26 federal grant-making agencies have information on their grant programs available through the site.

For Cancer:
1. NIH/ National Cancer Institute:

Click on “Cancer Research Training” for pre and postdoc ops for minorities:

2. American Cancer Society :
The American Cancer Society offers a spectrum of different training and career award grants and fellowship. When you go to this website, use the search engine to explore the following: 1) research training; 2) fellowships; and 3) career development. This website can be accessed by "clicking on" the following address:

3. American Association for Cancer Research (AACR):
When you get to this website, go to the category "Research Awards and Fellowships." This website can be accessed by "clicking on" the following address:

4. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO ): The parent website for ASCO is This website changes regularly with regard to navigation. Currently, you can go directly to fellowship and training awards by "clicking on

5. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: This website changes regularly with regard to navigation. Currently, if you "click" first on "Science", then on " Research Grants" then on "Grant Information" , then on "Career Development" , you can access the correct information. This website can accessed by "clicking on" the following address:

6. American Society of Hematology (ASH):
When you get to this website, opportunities are discussed under "ASH Awards" and "Training Programs", but you will have to contact the headquarters to get information about application procedures. ASH can be contacted at the following website address:

7. New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research home page grants and awards

8. Department of Defense
click on funding opportunities

For Foreign Nationals:

 1. Fogarty International see “programs and initiatives”

2. UNESCO and L’Oreal

3 . National Research Foundation (NRF)

Health Care Foundation of NJ

NIH training grants

Scholarships, Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards for Women

1. General link:

2. Association for Women in Science

3. UNESCO and L’Oreal

4. American Association of University Women

EMBO- for your general interest an article (from 2001) on women in science and the “glass ceiling”:

National Research Foundation (NRF)

National Science Foundation (NSF): important to note that they do not fund medically/disease related research at all!

Notes of Interest

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