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2009 Minority Undergraduate Fellowship Program

Scholarship Provider: American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)
Application Deadline: 02/06/2009
Description: The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Minority Undergraduate Summer Experience Program (MUSE) is designed to expose minority undergraduate university students to the field of medical physics by performing research or assisting with clinical service at a U.S. institutions (university, clinical facility, laboratory, etc). The charge of MUSE is specifically to encourage minority students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) or non-Minority Serving Institutions (nMSI) to gain such experience and apply to graduate programs in medical physics.

The mission of the AAPM is to advance the practice of physics in medicine and biology by encouraging innovative research and development, disseminating scientific and technical information, fostering education and professional development of medical physicists, and promoting the highest quality medical services for patients. This program supports this mission by introducing bright young scientists to the field of medical physics through summer fellowships.
Scholarship Amount: stipend of $4,500 US
Scholarship Website:
School Type Requirement: Four Year College
Applicant Class Requirement: Sophomore
Minority Status Requirement: No Restrictions or All applicants must meet DOE and /or NSF guidelines as they relate to minority status.
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Awards Given: 5-10
Length of Award: One Time Award
Other Comments: 1. Eligibility- Each applicant shall have completed at least 2 years of their undergraduate studies, but shall not have graduated, i.e. rank of junior or senior. Preference will be made to applicants that have declared a major or be eligible to declare a major in physics, engineering, or other science, which requires mathematics at least through differential equations and junior level courses in modern
physics/quantum mechanics and electricity and magnetism or equivalent courses in engineering sciences. Minority Undergraduate Summer Experience fellowships are restricted to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and those eligible to live and work in the U.S. Non-citizens and non-permanent residents must provide evidence at the time of application (e.g. visas and permits issued by INS) that they are authorized to work in the USA during the period of the fellowship. All applicants must meet DOE and /or NSF guidelines as they relate to minority status.

2. Award Period- The fellowship will be for a period of 10 weeks during the summer academic period (May 19 to September 30).

3. Criteria for Evaluation- The Minority Undergraduate Summer Experience Subcommittee will evaluate all applications. The subcommittee will first make an evaluation of the applicant's ability to be successful in the program. If deemed acceptable, then the applicant will be ranked. Applicants with sufficiently high rankings will be matched to a mentor's program that best matches their request and
that meets program approval. The applicant will then be contacted and given 1 week to accept an offer. Acceptance requires providing proof of health insurance.

Please see website for application details.

Scholarship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Jacqueline Ogburn
American Association of Physicists in Medicine Attn: Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740-3846
Phone: (301) 209-3394
Fax: (301) 209-0862