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K-State Today Student Edition

September 7, 2012

Johnson Cancer Research Center announces its fall cycle of awards

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

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

The center supports the research and training of affiliated faculty, graduate and undergraduate 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 affiliated with the center and apply for awards.

Awards for faculty include the Innovative Research Awards, which provide seed money to gather preliminary data crucial for future major grant proposals. Equipment awards provide funds for new equipment. Travel awards are provided in modest amounts for travel to learn new scientific techniques or visit collaborators at other institutions.

Undergraduate students may apply, along with 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.

Awards for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in affiliated laboratories are also available. They include summer stipends and travel awards to present at professional meetings.

Award information and application forms are on the center's website at cancer.k-state.edu/award-programs. The deadline for submission is Oct. 1.

The center's awards are funded solely by private donations.