UNCF/Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation

The purpose of this fellowship is to increase the number of African Americans in the pipeline of biomedical science education and research in the fields of biological and physical sciences.

Deadline: September 1, 2015

Sponsor: United Negro College Fund and Merck


The UNCF-Merck Science Initiative is dedicated to supporting the training and development of world-class African American biomedical scientists to achieve the complementary goals of national economic competitiveness and social diversity.

Each award provides up to $35,000, which includes up to $25,000 towards tuition, room and board, and billable fees.  This award is not transferable. The recipient’s department may apply for a Department Grant of up to $10,000.  The actual amount of this grant is continent upon funds remaining in the scholarship portion of the award after all tuition, room and board, and billable fees are paid.

Applicants must be African American, enrolled full-time in a doctoral program in the life or physical sciences, a third or fourth-year graduate student, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
How to Apply
Apply online at https://applyonline.uncf.org/ or contact United Negro College Fund, 8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Suite 510, Fairfax, VA 22031-8044; Phone:1-800-331-2244, Email: uncfmerck@uncf.org