Dec 20, 2017 at 12:00am ET By Alyssa Walker

The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) opened its grant application window for the 2018 Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program on December 6 and will accept applications through January 24, 2018.

The program offers medical students an opportunity to pursue a career in neuro-oncology research.

The grant is part of ABTA’s broader push to increase brain research. So far, the ABTA’s programs have led to advanced research on brain tumors, genetics, signaling and microenvironment, drug development, new treatment, and quality of life for brain tumor patients.

In an article on Business Insider, ABTA Chief Science Officer Nicole Willmarth, PhD said, “The American Brain Tumor Association has a legacy of supporting early-career scientists and helping keep them in the field of brain tumor research. … Our medical student summer fellowships are unique in that they give medical students, who are still determining the trajectory of their career path, the opportunity to obtain training specifically in brain tumor research.”

Grant recipients will receive $3,000 and a chance to spend a summer working with skilled scientists in the field.

Learn more about neuroscience and the scholarship

Alyssa Walker is a freelance writer, educator, and nonprofit consultant. She lives in the White Mountains of New Hampshire with her family.

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