2024 DREAM - Diversity Recruitment through Education and Mentoring Program
The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Diversity Recruitment through Education and Mentoring Program "DREAM" is a 10 week summer program designed to increase the number of women and racially underrepresented groups in medical physics by offering research opportunities, outreach and strategic mentorship geared towards recruiting a more robust and diverse group of skilled undergraduate students in the field of medical physics. DREAM fellows are selected on a competitive basis. The selected fellows choose a mentorship opportunity from a list of mentors/institutions in the U.S. and Canada which are consistent with their research and career interests. This fellowship includes a $6,000 stipend, which is based upon an expectation of a 40-hour per week effort for 10 weeks (May to September), dates to be mutually suitable to the mentor and fellow.
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Sponsored by the AAPM Professional Council through the AAPM Education & Research Fund. Additional funding provided by the AAPM Northwest Chapter, the AAPM Southwest Chapter and the AAPM Southeast Chapter.
- Each student applicant shall have completed at least 2 years of their undergraduate studies, but shall not have graduated. Students with a graduation date of Spring 2024 are not eligible.
- Applicants shall have declared a major or be eligible to declare a major in physics, engineering, or other science, which requires mathematics at least through differential equations, modern physics/quantum mechanics, electricity and magnetism or equivalent courses in engineering sciences.
- DREAM Fellowships are restricted to U.S. citizens, Canadian citizens and Permanent residents of the U.S.; DACA students are welcome to apply.
- Prior fellowship recipients not eligible.
Each selected fellow will have a mentor employed by a university, a research facility, a hospital or clinical facility, or a radiological industry within the United States or Canada. Mentors must be a faculty medical physicist in a university environment, a person working in a medical physics related field or a qualified medical physicist. Each mentor must be a full member of AAPM. Attestation of Employer support and Indemnification is an application requirement. More information on Mentor Requirements and Guidelines.
In the application the mentor will specify a period of 10 weeks during the summer academic period (May to September) during which the mentor will be responsible for the supervision of the undergraduate student fellow.
Mentor Application Deadline: February 5, 2024
Program Contact: Karen MacFarland