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

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November 30, 2016

The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) will accept grant applications for the 2017 Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program beginning Thursday, December 1, 2016 through Wednesday, January 25, 2017. 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 nearly $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 is proud of its long history of fostering talented early-career scientists through a robust research program that spans more than 40 years,” said ABTA Chief Science Officer Nicole Willmarth, PhD. “ABTA grant-funded medical students can receive the mentorship they need through this program as they contemplate a career 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 and is the only 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).

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