Pediatric Oncology Student Training (POST) Program
ALSF is dedicated to funding pediatric oncology researchers at critical points in their careers. The POST Program is designed for graduate and medical students who have an interest in pediatric oncology research and would like to experience the field first hand. Students train with a pediatric oncology research mentor. Students may join a research project underway in a mentor’s lab or begin an original investigation with the mentor.
What are ALSF’s goals for the Program?
- To expose students to the field of pediatric oncology research
- To help the student develop practical research skills
- To provide an opportunity to experience a real-time research project
- To benefit from a mentoring relationship with a pediatric oncology researcher
What kind of student is eligible? Students must currently be in or accepted into medical or graduate school. Students do not need to be enrolled in classes over the break.
Who may apply? Either the mentor or mentee may apply to the program however the pair must be prearranged. The student does not need to be a U.S. citizen. The mentor must be an active researcher in pediatric oncology in a U.S. or Canadian institution.
How long is the Program? Students must be able to dedicate a minimum of ten full weeks to the program and start between May 1 and August 31, 2013 (dates may vary depending on the student’s scheduled break).
How much is the POST Program grant? $6,000
What does the grant cover?
- Student Stipend: a minimum of $4,000 must be used for the student’s stipend over the program period.
- Supplies: Up to $2,000 may be designated for supplies associated with the student’s work.
- Excludes equipment, service contracts or longer term supplies.
- Overlap of budgeted supplies among multiple POST students in a lab is prohibited.
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Application Due....................March 4, 2013 11:59 pm ET
Acceptance Notification.........April 1, 2013
Final Report & Surveys.........October 1, 2013