American Brain Tumor Association Accepting Grant Applications for Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program

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December 6, 2017

CHICAGO –The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) will accept grant applications for the 2018 Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program beginning Wednesday, December 6, 2017 through Wednesday, January 24, 2018. This program provides funding opportunities for talented medical students to pursue a career in neuro-oncology research.

This grant opportunity is part of the ABTA’s larger research program, which has funded more than $30 million in brain tumor research since its inception. The ABTA’s research funding program has led to a better understanding of brain tumors, including the genetic makeup, signaling and microenvironment; new drug development and novel treatments; and enhancements to quality of life for patients.

“The American Brain Tumor Association has a legacy of supporting early-career scientists and helping to keep them in the field of brain tumor research,” said ABTA Chief Science Officer Nicole Willmarth, PhD. “Our medical student summer fellowships are unique in that they give medical students, who are still determining the trajectory of their career path, the opportunity to obtain training specifically in brain tumor research.”

The Medical Student Summer Fellowships are $3,000 grants awarded to medical students wishing to spend a summer learning new skills and techniques with esteemed scientists who serve as research mentors. Through this opportunity, the ABTA hopes to inspire future physician-scientists to apply their talents and expertise to the brain tumor field.

For more information about the American Brain Tumor Association’s research program and grant funding opportunities, visit

About the American Brain Tumor Association
Founded in 1973, the American Brain Tumor Association was the first national patient advocacy organization committed to funding brain tumor research and providing support and education programs for people of all tumor types and all ages. For more information, visit or call 800-886-ABTA (2282).


Natalie Alvarado

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