UNCF-Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowships

Degree Level: Graduate

Field of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Special Consideration: Underrepresented racial or ethnic group

Location: United States

Duration: One year, or Multi-year

Deadlines: December. Please check website below for the specific date.

Description:

For African-American graduate and post-doctoral students in biomedical sciences. Each Dissertation fellowship provides up to a maximum of $52,000, which includes a Stipend of up to $42,000 for the Fellow and a Research Grant of up to $10,000 to support the research needs of the Fellow. The fellowship stipend is intended to cover from 12-24 months of fellowship tenure. A maximum of $30,000 in stipend may be received in any 12 month period. The Fellow must be engaged in and within 1-3 years of completing the dissertation research having successfully completed all qualifying exams.

Each UNCF-Merck graduate Fellow will be mentored by a Merck scientist and will be expected to maintain regular contact with his/her mentor. Each Fellow will present a progress report of research work during the last half of the fellowship tenure. Each Fellow must also submit a two-page summary of their fellowship research to UNCF at the end of their fellowship tenure. A UNCF-Merck Selection Committee consisting of educators and Merck scientists will select the awardees based on academic ability, record of accomplishment, and the soundness of the proposed doctoral research plan.

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Award Details

Amount: Up to $52,000 for doctoral students and $85,000 for post-docs.

Duration: covers 12-24 months of fellowship tenure

Degree: PhD candidate

Fields of Study: life or physical science

Additional Qualifications: African-American

Student Winners

Congratulations to Dannielle Solomon Figueroa on winning the UNCF-Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowship award! Danielle is a PhD candidate in Biomedical Engineering and works in the Vascular Kinetics lab. The UNCF-Merck Science Initiative Awards provide a stipend and research support, as well as mentoring, to 12 top African-American students in life sciences. Way to go Danielle!!