Student CF Research Award for High School Seniors and Undergraduates, a Partnership with CHORI
The Elizabeth Nash Foundation is in the twelth year of a partnership with Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland (CHORI), an internationally renowned biomedical research institute that bridges basic science and clinical research in the prevention and treatment of human disease. The Elizabeth Nash Foundation Summer Research Award is available to high school seniors and undergraduates who have a strong interest in pursuing CF research. The award is designed to identify and train the next generation of talented CF researchers. Students receive a stipend from the Foundation and CHORI pairs student with a mentor scientist to guide them through a structured CF research project. Previous recipients have co-authored publications involving their summer research in Free Radical Biology & Medicine, Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry, and Pediatric Pulmonology.
Please see the following for an overview of the program and selection criteria for the Elizabeth Nash Foundation award or further information on recent research award recipients.
The application portal for the summer 2020 program will open on February 22, and applications are due April 17 at 4pm PT. A copy of the application can be found here. Awards will be announced on April 24. The program is scheduled to run from June 8 - August 7, 2020. The awardee will be provided a one-time stipend of $4,000 for the 9-week period. Out of state students may be eligible for a travel/housing stipend of $1,000.
“Working in the Fischer-Illek lab has been such an exciting and valuable experience for me. Drs Illek and Fischer have been patient and taught me an enormous amount in a short time. Their enthusiasm and determination has been an inspiration. I want to express my deep appreciation to the Elizabeth Nash Foundation whose generosity and dedication to CF research has provided me this opportunity”
- Joan, Student CF Research Award Recipient
CFRI and the Elizabeth Nash Memorial Fellowship for Post-Doctoral Research in CF
In August of 2003, Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc., an independent non-profit organization, re-named their fellowship program to honor Liz, her work in CF research, and her service as chairperson of the CFRI research advisory committee. The Elizabeth Nash Memorial Fellowship program is designed to encourage post-doctoral fellows to pursue careers in CF research and is awarded annually to scientists in the San Francisco Bay Area. To date this program has resulted in publication of 39 research articles in highly regarded scientific journals. A select list of papers published through this funding is available here.