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