American Brain Tumor Association Announces Research Funding Opportunities for 2014

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December 12, 2013 - Chicago, Illinois

The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) is now accepting applications for its 2014-2016 Basic Research Fellowship and 2014 Medical Student Summer Fellowship (MSSF) programs. Applications for these programs must be submitted through the ABTA Grant Portal no later than 12 noon (CST), Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. 

American Brain Tumor Association Basic Research Fellowships: These two-year training awards support the salaries of new and early career scientists entering the field of brain tumor research. The experience provides an opportunity in which bright and motivated investigators learn from experienced mentors. Basic research fellowships are $100,000 payable over two-years ($45,000 salary support and $5,000 discretionary funds per year). Criteria for selection include the quality of the individual candidate, including their commitment to neuro-oncology; the quality of the training program mentorship; and the proposed research. Applications for the 2014-2016 ABTA Basic Research Fellowship must be completed online through  
American Brain Tumor Association Medical Student Summer Fellowships: The intent of this program is to motivate talented medical students to pursue a career in neuro-oncology. Medical Student Summer Fellowships are $3,000 grants for current medical students wishing to spend a summer conducting brain tumor research. The fellowship is to be conducted in a neuro-oncology laboratory with a mentorship setting designed to provide an introductory learning experience. The fellowship start date is determined by the mentor and should extend 10-12 weeks over the summer. A report of this research experience is due upon completion of the Fellowship. Applications for the 2014 ABTA Medical Student Summer Fellowship must be completed online through

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The American Brain Tumor Association distributes research funding through five primary programs. More information on the American Brain Tumor Association’s Research Awards Program is available at