Student Academic Grants and Awards

National Fellowships

United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Merck Science Initiative

Official site: http://umsi.uncf.org/sif
Final Deadline: Varies, Check Website

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and the Merck Company Foundation fund programs designed to increase the number of African Americans in the pipeline of biomedical science education and research.

Undergraduate awards up to $30,000 are available. Each award provides up to $30,000, which includes up to $25,000 towards tuition, room and board, and billable fees. This award is not transferable.

Dissertation Fellowship awards are available up to $53,500. Each fellowship provides up to a maximum of $53,500, which includes a Stipend of up to $43,500 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.

Postdoc Fellowship awards up to $92,000 are also available.Each fellowship provides a maximum of $92,000, which includes a Stipend of up to $77,000 and a Research Grant of up to $15,000 to the hosting department. The stipend is intended to provide 12-24 months of fellowship tenure. A maximum of $55,000 of stipend may be received in any 12 month period. The Research Grant is intended to support the research needs of the Fellow.

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