American Cancer Society Offers Doctoral Degree Scholarships In Cancer Nursing

The American Cancer Society, the largest private, not-for-profit funding source for cancer research and training, is pleased to invite applications for support of doctoral graduate study.

Purpose:  to strengthen nursing practice by providing assistance for advanced preparation in the field of cancer nursing research.  The scholarships are intended to provide support for study in a doctoral degree program in nursing or a related area, and to prepare the graduate for a career as a cancer nurse scientist. Candidates pursuing a DNP degree are not eligible for this scholarship, but should apply for the Society’s Graduate Scholarship in Cancer Nursing Practice.

Requirements for Applicants:

  • must be accepted to or enrolled in an accredited doctoral degree program in nursing or a related area.

  • must project a full-time program of study that integrates cancer nursing and provides evidence of faculty support for the program of study.

  • To qualify for funding for the dissertation phase of the doctoral program, the applicant must conduct a dissertation relevant to cancer nursing and clearly describe/document this in the research plan. 

Application Review:  considers the combined strength of the applicant, the proposed program of study, and the program faculty.  The reviewer's rate:

  • the applicant’s professional experience in oncology (e.g., cancer nursing or related area), professional accomplishment (as appropriate to time in field), involvement in professional/community/volunteer activities, professional goals and commitment to cancer nursing. 

  • the applicant’s choice of graduate program relative to program components, particularly oncology content.

  • the qualifications and experience of the faculty advisor.

  • the significance, proposed methodology, and relevance to oncology nursing of the proposed or ongoing research.

Term/Funding: The stipend for each scholarship is $15,000 per year and includes tuition and related educational expenses including subsistence. Scholarships are awarded for a minimum of one and a maximum of four years of funding, based on satisfactory progress. 

Application Information:  Visit this link, and select the links to “Apply for a Grant” > “Grant Types.”  Applicants who are ready to start their applications may click here.

Questions:  Applicants may contact the Program Director, Virginia Krawiec, MPA, at 404-329-5734.

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