Comprehensive Minority Biomedical Branch (Students)

The goal of the CMBB is to significantly increase the number of underrepresented minorities participating as competitive NCI/NIH-funded cancer researchers.

Sponsor: National Cancer Institute/NIH

Description
It is clear that the success of research designed to reduce the disproportionate burden of cancer incidence and mortality in many underrepresented minority populations will depend substantially on the presence of a cadre of culturally sensitive, well-trained researchers.
Eligibility

You are eligible for the programs offered here if you belong to an underrepresented minority. For CMBB purposes, a person is an underrepresented minority if he or she belongs to a particular ethnic and racial group that has been determined by the grantee institution to be underrepresented in cancer-related biomedical, behavioral, clinical or social sciences research. Underrepresented individuals are not limited to racial and ethnic minorities but can also include individuals, as selected by the institution, as underrepresented as cancer researchers, e.g., first generation college graduates, the economically disadvantaged, etc..

Underrepresented Minority: Individual from racial and ethnic groups or other groups (first generation college graduates, the economically disadvantaged, etc), which have been determined by the grantee institution to be underrepresented in cancer-related biomedical, behavioral, clinical or social sciences research.

Citizenship: All CMBB awards are limited to citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States or to individuals who have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., in possession of an Alien Registration Receipt Card) at the time of application.