The Calvin Johnson Jr. Foundation, Inc. (CJJRF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2008 by Calvin “MEGATRON” Johnson Jr., All-Pro NFL wide receiver of the Detroit Lions. The Foundation is dedicated to the education, training, and social development of at-risk youth, along with providing financial assistance to community organizations. In 2014, Calvin’s mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and with early intervention, survived! Unfortunately, pancreatic cancer is typically swift, silent, and often undetected until it's too late. There are no early detection tests, no effective long-term treatments and, unless the cancer is surgically removed in its earliest stages, NO CURE. This year, CJJRF will offer scholarships to support medical and graduate students dedicated to pancreatic cancer research.
The purpose of the CJJRF Pancreatic Cancer Research Scholarship is to provide support for medical and graduate students in the Metro-Atlanta area dedicated to pancreatic cancer research. The goals of this initiative are to encourage future physicians and scientists to pursue research and clinical studies related to the awareness, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of pancreatic cancer. Appropriate proposals include basic science projects, clinical studies, community engagement activities, organized symposiums, and other related activities.
By submitting a full application, the applicant certifies that he/she meets the following eligibility criteria:
The applicant is currently enrolled in medical school or a graduate program (working towards a M.D., Ph.D., or M.S.) in Metro-Atlanta and surrounding areas
Qualified students with a sincere interest or currently engaged in pancreatic cancer research are encouraged to apply.
The applicant must have mentor support and adequate infrastructure within their institution to undertake the proposed activities.
The deadline for the full application is May 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM. Eligible proposals will be reviewed and applicants will be notified by June 3, 2019. Successful applicants will be invited to the 11th Annual “Catching Dreams” Scholarship Athlete Extravaganza to be held in Atlanta, GA on June 22, 2019, where they will be formally awarded.
V. Full Application Components (Arial font size 11, 0.5-inch margins, and single space)
1) Application Cover Letter
2) Project Proposal (not to exceed 2 pages)
Specific Aims of the proposed study
Background and Significance
Timeline (typically 3-6 months)
Bibliography (not include in the 2-page limit)
3) Statement of Career Goals (not to exceed 1 pages)
4) Budget Justification (not to exceed 1 page)
Up to $1000 can be used for materials and supplies. Final amounts will depend on the justification and discretion of the CJJRF Board.
Indirect funds are not included.
An additional $1000 will be granted as a Tuition Scholarship for the Applicant.
5) Description of Institution and Available Resources Related to Proposal (not to exceed 1 page)
6) Resume/Curriculum Vitae (not to exceed 2 pages)
7) Mentor Letter of Recommendation
The recommendation letter may be emailed or mailed directly to CJJRF by the referee. The addresses are located below.
III. Award Requirements
Human Subjects and Animal Care approval, if applicable, must be obtained prior to receipt of the award, but not required to be submitted with the application.
Awardees are invited and expected to attend the 11th Annual “Catching Dreams” Scholarship Athlete Extravaganza to be held at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia on June 22, 2019. VIP access will be complementary for Awardee and one guest.
Awardees will be required to submit bi-monthly progress reports to CJJRF. Upon completion of the project, the CJJRF Scholarship awardee will be requested to provide a final report and presentation on the study outcomes.
CJJRF support must be acknowledged in all publications derived from the scholarship.
If for any reason the awardee is unable to fulfil the requirements or adhere to the policies of the CJJRF Scholarship, at the discretion of the CJJRF Board, the scholarship may be revoked.
Calvin Johnson Jr. Foundation Inc.
P.O. Box 1015
Tyrone, GA 30290