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NIH Graduate Research Festival - Deadline June 15th
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is actively recruiting candidates to participate in the fifth annual NIH National Graduate Student Research Festival, a unique opportunity for eligible graduate students to learn about the research being done at NIH, explore postdoctoral training opportunities on the NIH campuses, discuss their research through poster sessions, and meet other students from around the U.S. The two day Festival will be held October 25-26, 2010 in Bethesda, Maryland. To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in a PhD program in the U.S. and on schedule to complete their PhD degree requirements by October, 2011. We will be selecting up to 200 students to participate. We would appreciate your sharing this email and the attached flyer with students nearing completion of their dissertation or all students in your PhD programs. The deadline for applications is June 15, 2010 and the online application can be found at:
If you have questions or require more information, please contact
Dr. Jonathan Wiest, the Chair of the NGSRF committee., Ph.D.
Director, Center for Cancer Training National Cancer Institute
Office Phone: 301-435-9030
Keystone Symposia 2010-2011 - Deadline June 28th
The deadline for applying for a scholarship and submitting an abstract is approximately one month away (June 28, 2010) for the first Global Health Series meeting of Keystone Symposia's 2010–2011 season. And there are just a few days left to apply for a Global Health Travel Award (deadline: June 1, 2010).
Immunological Mechanisms of Vaccination
Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, Washington, USA
October 27-November 1, 2010

Meeting Session Topics:
Innate Sensing of Pathogens and Vaccines
Understanding T and B Cell Memory to Vaccines
Systems Biological Approaches to Vaccination and Infections
Novel Approaches to Understanding Host-Microbe Interactions
Translating Immunity to Vaccines
Immunity and Vaccines Against Pandemics and Emerging Pathogens
Immunology of Adjuvants

The meeting will provide an outstanding opportunity to learn about the latest research results from experts in the field, present one’s own research, and interact with potential new collaborators. Scholarships are available for students and postdoctoral fellows, and Global Health Travel Awards are available to eligible candidates from developing countries. Short talks are selected from abstracts, which are required for scholarship applications but not for Global Health Travel Awards.

Global Health Travel Award Application Deadline: June 1, 2010 / Scholarship & Abstract Deadline: June 28, 2010 / Late-Breaking Abstract Deadline: July 30, 2010 / Early Registration Deadline: August 27, 2010

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PhRMA Foundation Programs 2011 Awards - Deadline September 2010
  • Pharmacology including Toxicology, Morphology and Clinical Pharmacology. Award: Pre-doctoral fellowship.
  • Informatics Award: Pre-doctoral fellowship.
  • Health Outcomes Award: Pre-doctoral fellowship.
  • Pharmaceutics Award: pre-doctoral fellowship.
Invent Now Collegiate Inventors Competition - Deadline June 25th
Graduate students are invited to submit their groundbreaking inventions for the competition. Awards: $15,000 for gold, $10,000 silver, $5,000 bronze. Any application should be processed through Jason Fryer, Sponsored Programs, prior to submission.
ARRA Hope Scholarship Tax Credit


The American Opportunity Tax Credit, which expanded and renamed the already‐existing Hope credit, can be claimed for tuition and certain fees paid for higher education in 2009 and 2010. The following changes have been made to the Hope credit. The modified credit is also referred to as the American Opportunity Tax Credit.

  • The maximum amount of the Hope credit increases to $2,500 per student. The credit is phased out (gradually reduced) if your modified AGI is between $80,000 and $90,000 ($160,000 and $180,000 if you file a joint return).
  • The Hope credit can now be claimed for the first four years of post‐secondary education. Previously the credit could be claimed for only the first two years of post‐secondary education.
  • Generally, 40% of the Hope credit is now a refundable credit, which means that you can receive up to $1,000 even if you owe no taxes. However, none of the credit is refundable if the taxpayer claiming the credit is a child (a) who is under age 18 (or a student who is at least age 18 and under age 24 and whose earned income does not exceed one‐half of his or her own support), (b) who has at least one living parent, and (c) who does not file a joint return
  • The term “qualified tuition and related expenses” has been expanded to include expenditures for “course materials.” For this purpose, the term “course materials” means books, supplies, and equipment needed for a course of study whether or not the materials are purchased from the educational institution as a condition of enrollment or attendance.

ARRA also adds computer technology to the list of college expenses (tuition, books, etc.) that can be paid for by a qualified tuition program (QTP), commonly referred to as a 529 plan. For 2009 and 2010, the law expands the definition of qualified higher education expenses to include expenses for computer technology and equipment or Internet access and related services to be used by the designated beneficiary of the QTP or the beneficiary's family while the beneficiary is enrolled at an eligible educational institution.

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National Research Council Associateship Programs

As you may know, the National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.  These awards provide generous stipends ($42,000 - $75,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients and higher for additional experience; Master's level stipends are $38,000 per annum), and the opportunity to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S.  Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals. Detailed program information, including instructions on how to apply online and a list of participating laboratories, is available on the NRC Research Associateship Programs Web site at: Questions should be directed to the NRC at 202-334-2760 (phone) or   There are four review cycles annually.  Deadline dates for 2010 are: May 1, 2010; August 1, 2010; November 1, 2010 Applicants should begin a dialogue with prospective Advisers at the lab as early as possible, before their anticipated application deadline.

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program - Deadline June 19th

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 4th year.

We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.

Scholarship Deadline June 19, 2010.

Application Process

Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site:

Please visit the MBL website contact Carol Hamel, Admissions Coordinator (at 508/289-7401 or