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K-State Today

September 9, 2016

Application deadline for faculty and student cancer research awards is Oct. 3

Submitted by Marcia Locke

K-State's Johnson Cancer Research Center is now accepting applications for its fall semester awards.

The center supports the research and training of its affiliated faculty and their undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows through competitive award programs. All affiliated faculty are eligible to apply and sponsor applications of their students. Unaffiliated K-State faculty conducting cancer-relevant research are invited to become affiliates and apply for awards.

Innovative Research Awards provide faculty with seed money to gather preliminary data crucial for future major grant proposals. Other awards provide modest funds for equipment and travel to learn new scientific techniques or visit collaborators at other institutions.

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are eligible for Summer Stipends and Travel Awards to present at professional meetings. Applications must be submitted by center-affiliated faculty mentors.

Undergraduate students may apply, along with center-affiliated faculty mentors, for the Cancer Research Award program. Awardees work on research projects in their mentors' laboratories and receive $1,000 awards in late spring. Mentors also receive $1,000 per student for research expenses.

Award information and application forms are on the center's website. The annual deadline for submission is Oct. 1. This year, Oct. 1 falls on a Saturday, so the deadline will be Monday, Oct. 3.

The Johnson Cancer Research Center's awards are funded solely by private donations.