TABLE 5-3 Selected ACS Professional Education and Training Programs

Professional Group

Kind of Award

Amount of Award

Primary care physicians

Cancer Control Career Development Award

Awards are made for 3 years with progressive stipends of $50,000, $55,000, and $60,000 per year.

Social work

Doctoral Training Grant in Clinical Oncology Social Work

Awards are for up to 3 years with annual funding of $20,000 (trainee stipend of $15,000, and $5,000 for faculty/administrative support).

 

Master’s Training Grants in Clinical Oncology Social Work

Awarded to institutions to support the training of second-year master’s-degree students to provide psychosocial services to persons with cancer and their families. The 1-year awards are for $12,000 (trainee stipend of $10,000, and $2,000 for faculty/administrative support).

Nurses

Doctoral Degree Scholarships in Cancer Nursing

Awarded to graduate students pursuing doctoral studies in the fields of cancer nursing research, education, administration, or clinical practice. Awards are for up to 4 years, with a stipend of $15,000 per year.

 

Master’s Degree Scholarships in Cancer Nursing

Awarded to graduate students pursuing master’s degrees in cancer nursing. Awards are $10,000 annually for up to 2 years.

SOURCE: ACS (2005).

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

The Komen Foundation established a Professor of Survivorship Award in 1999 to advance research and awareness on the issues surrounding long-term survivorship of breast cancer. An award of $20,000 is made to two recipients a year (Komen Foundation, 2005).



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