News Release

Lefkowitz receives graduate student financial support

Grant and Award Announcement

George Mason University

Mason doctoral student Matthew Lefkowitz received funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for: "NINDS and NCATS/GPP Graduate Student Financial Support for Matthew Lefkowitz."

NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) agree to provide GPP student with stipend support, health insurance support, and other expenses consistent with NIH Policy Manual for either the Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Program or Intramural Visiting Fellow Program (VF) and GPP policy. Support for trainees appointed in the National Cancer Institute (NCI) adhere to the Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) stipend levels (this also applies to foreign nationals). Such support may be provided for a period consistent with the Policy Manuals and the student remains in good standing at the university and NIH and there is research progress.

Lefkowitz received $7,409 for this award. Funding began in November 2021 and will end in late May 2022.


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