Other Student Opportunities

The funding list here for student fellowships for either a year out or summer research funding opportunities is not meant to be exhaustive but rather a portal to other funding resources.  

Students can also contact the OHSU Research Funding and Development Office for help in searching available databases for potential funding opportunities.

Funding Opportunities for Year-Long Research

Browse the year-long research opportunities or use the links below to jump to specific funding information.


Funding Opportunities for Short-Term Research

Browse the short-term research opportunities or use the links below to jump to specific funding information.

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation – Pediatric Oncology Student Training (POST) Program
AACAP Jean Spurlock Research Fellowship in Substance Abuse and Addiction for Minority Medical StudentsAACAP Life Members Mentorship Grants for Medical Students
AACAP Summer Medical Student Fellowships
American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Medical Student Summer Research Fellowships
American Association of Neurology (AAN) Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship
American Association of Thoracic Surgery Summer Intern Scholarships in Cardiothoracic Surgery
American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program
American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) Medical Student Training in Aging Research Program (MSTAR)
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Student Scholarships
American Medical Association Foundation – Joan F. Giambalvo Memorial Scholarship
American Osler Society William B. Bean Award
American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) Medical Student Summer Fellowships
American Skin Association Medical Student Grants Targeting Melanoma and Skin Cancer
American Society of Nephrology: Kidney TREKS
American Society for Nutrition – Clinical Nutrition Internship Program
American Urological Association Foundation Herbert Brendler Summer Medical Student Fellowship
Arnold P. Gold Student Summer Fellowships
Campagna Scholarship
CDC Epidemiology Elective Program for Senior Medical & Veterinary Students
Center for Injury Research & Policy (CIRP) Medical Student Injury Research Training Program
The Council of State Neurosurgical Societies (CSNS) Medical Student Summer Fellowship in Socioeconomic Research
Charles S. Houston Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) Research Grant
Children's Hospital Los Angeles Summer Oncology Research Fellowship
Chinese American Medical Society – Summer Research Outreach Program
Cincinnati Children’s Summer Medical Student Respiratory Research Fellowship
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America Student Research Fellowship
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Student Traineeships
David E. Rogers Fellowship Program
Emergency Medicine Foundation Medical Student Research Grant
Endocrine Society Summer Research Fellowship
Epilepsy Foundation of America Health Sciences Student Fellowship
Fight for Sight Student Summer Fellowships
Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship (MSARF) Summer Program
GE-National Medical Fellowships Primary Care Leadership Program

Funding Opportunities for Year Out Research

American Association of Neurological Surgeons YNC MISSION Fellowship

This two year fellowship allows a North American medical student to attend and participate on subcommittees under the direction of assigned AANS YNC mentors. Applicants will propose a research topic that addresses a system/practice issue. The completed project will be presented as an abstract at the spring YNC meeting at the completion of the Fellowship.

Applications are due in August.

American Australian Association

The American Australian Association Education awards individual Fellowships of up to AU$40,000 each year. The association encourages intellectual interchange and the Fellowships are intended to build on the strong social and economic partnership between Australia and the United States.

Application deadline is mid-October. 

American Heart Association Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

The American Heart Association Pre-Doctoral Fellowship is for full time students working toward their degrees who seek research training with a sponsor/mentor prior to embarking on a research career. Research should be broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease and stroke, or to related clinical, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems, including multidisciplinary efforts. Each fellow must have a sponsor.

Application deadline is in February.

American Otological Society - Fellowship and Medical Student Training Grants

Up to $35,000 stipend plus $5,000 for supplies for up to two years.
Fosters the academic training of students and resident physicians in sciences related to the investigation of any topic related to ear disorders. Appropriate areas of research include diagnosis, management and pathogenesis of these diseases, as well as underlying processes. These can involve anatomical, physiological, biochemical, pharmacological, physical, genetic, environmental, psychological, pathological or audiological investigations.

Application deadline is in January.

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American Society of Hematology – Physician-Scientist Career Development Award

ASH developed the Physician-Scientist Career Development Award to immerse medical students between their 1st and 2nd or 2nd and 3rd years of school in a one-year, full-time research experience in hematology. [We checked; Penn medical students are eligible to apply for a year out between their 3rd and 4th years of school.] Under the mentorship of outstanding faculty, medical student recipients of the ASH Physician-Scientist Career Development Award will experience in-depth exposure to hematology, thereby enhancing the likelihood that the funded students will ultimately pursue a career in hematology. The award is comprised of $28,000 to support the trainee, a $5,500 research allowance for supplies, $5,500 for insurance and educational expenses (including one course), and $3,000 for meeting attendance.

Application deadline is in January.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Fellowship in Applied Epidemiology

The CDC Experience Applied Epidemiology Fellowship is for medical students who have completed their second or third year of medical school. This 10 to 12 month fellowship provides training through hands-on experiences in applied epidemiology and public health. The fellowship is held at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia and begins in August. Fellows receive a stipend for living expenses.

Application deadline is typically in December.
*Please note this Fellowship is currently suspended due to lack of funding.

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Research Mentorship 

The Clinical Research Mentorship program provides previously funded Doris Duke investigators the opportunity to foster the next generation of clinical researchers by mentoring a medical student for one year. Past and present principal investigators on medical research grants from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) identify a medical student to mentor for one year and then apply as a team. Alternatively, medical students identify a qualifying DDCF principal investigator and apply together. In either case, the DDCF principal investigator must be the applicant. A list of DDCF researchers willing to be contacted by interested medical students is available upon request. Send requests to mrp@ddcf.org with “2017 CRM” as the subject line. In your email, please specify that you are writing to request the list of DDCF researchers willing to be contacted by students.

The application deadline is in January.

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation International Clinical Research Fellowship 

The International Clinical Research Fellowship (ICRF) program provides fellowships for U.S.-based medical students to take a year out from school to conduct mentored clinical research in developing countries. The ICRF program was designed to support this blending of skills by giving medical students an outstanding clinical research experience in global health while they are in the midst of developing their medical proficiency. The long-term goal of this program is to develop the next generation of clinical investigators working in global health.

The application deadline is toward the beginning of January. 

Fogarty International – Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars

The NIH's Fogarty International Center offers one-year fellowships for students interested in pursuing careers in public health and clinical research. The program features mentored clinical research training at top-ranked NIH-funded research centers in developing countries. Fellowship stipends will be $25,000 per year with additional funds to cover travel to and from the site, insurance, and educational materials. Training begins in July of each year.

Application deadline is in October.

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Howard Hughes Research Training Fellowships for Medical Students Program (Medical Fellows Program)

The HHMI Research Training Fellowships for Medical Students Program enables medical, dental, and veterinary students at schools in the U.S. to spend a year conducting basic, translational, or applied biomedical research at any school or nonprofit research institution in the U.S, except at the NIH in Bethesda, MD. The Medical Research Fellows Program at Janelia Farm offers students with an interest in neuronal networking and/or imaging an intense year-long research training experience, living and working at the HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia in the Washington, D.C. area.

Application deadline is in January.

National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Medical Student Research Program

The NIDDK Medical Student Research Training (MSRT ) Program is designed to provide a mentored research training experience for those medical students who are considering an academic research career. Eligible students are in good standing and have completed at least one year of their medical school education and are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. There must be a currently funded, scientifically relevant NIDDK T32 program at the sponsoring institution for an MSRT application to be considered. Only students able to commit a minimum of 9 months, up to a maximum of 12 months, full time, to participate in the program may apply. Applicants must have the permission of the Dean of their medical school to participate in this program at their own or another institution. The NIDDK will fund one or two student applications per T32 for each year. Funds are set aside to support a 8-10 students per year nationwide.

Applications must be received by one of two receipt dates: January 15 or April 15 of each year.

NIEHS Fellowships in Environmental Medicine for Medical Students

The National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS) Fellowships in Environmental Medicine for Medical Students is a one-year program designed to provide medical students with a laboratory, epidemiological, or clinical research experience related to environmental health issues under the direction of a principal investigator at the NEIHS. Most projects will take place at NIEHS central campus at Research Triangle Park, NC. Some NIEHS investigators are located at the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. Fellows are provided with an annual stipend.

Application deadline is in January.

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NIH Medical Research Scholars Program

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Medical Research Scholars Program is a comprehensive, year-long research enrichment program designed to attract the most creative, research-oriented medical, osteopathic, dental, and veterinary students to the intramural campus of the NIH in Bethesda, MD. Scholars engage in a mentored basic, clinical, or translational research project in an area that matches their personal interests and goals.

Application deadline is in January.

NYU Orthopaedic Surgery Research Fellowships

The NYU Langone Medical Center Division of Orthopaedic Surgery offers four different research opportunities for medical students to conduct a year out of research at NYU Langone Medical Center:

Application deadline is on a rolling basis.

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation (PHRMA) Paul Calabresi Medical Student Research Fellowship

This fellowship is offered to medical or dental students who have substantial interests in research and teaching careers in pharmacology – clinical pharmacology and who are willing to spend full tiem in a specific research effort within a pharmacology or clinical pharmacology unit. Fellowships are available for a minimum period of six months or any period of time up to 24 months with a maximum stipend of $18,000. The commitment must be full-time. The student may undertake this investigative effort at their own school or at another institution.

Application deadline is in February.

Research to Prevent Blindness - Medical Student Fellowship

RPB Medical Student Fellowships allow gifted students to take a year off from medical school and devote time to the pursuit of a research project within an RPB grantee department. The fellowship, which must take place prior to the third or fourth year of medical school, will be funded for one year with a $30,000 grant, a portion of which should be utilized to help finance the recipient's eye research activities.

Application deadline is January 10 and July 1, annually.

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Stanley J. Sarnoff Fellowship in Cardiovascular Research

The Stanley J. Sarnoff Fellowship in Cardiovascular Research affords medical students, who have completed their second or third year, the opportunity to spend a full twelve month period in an area of research related to cardiovascular disease at an institution other than their home institution. Up to 20 fellowships are awarded each year. Fellows receive a stipend of $30,000 and additional research related funds.

Application deadline is in January.

Washington Family Scholars program In Neuroscience

The Pauletta and Denzel Washington Family Gifted Scholars Program is a research opportunity supported by the Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurosurgery and is available to undergraduate, graduate, and medical students with an interest in science. Awardees will be matched with a principal investigator to work on a research project in a laboratory under the direction of Dr. Keith L. Black in one of the following areas: Blood-brain barrier and drug delivery into the CNS, immunology and cancer vaccine, gene therapy, gene discovery or advanced surgical technology.

Application deadline is in March.

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Funding Opportunities for Short Term Research 

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation – Pediatric Oncology Student Training (POST) Program

ALSF is dedicated to helping pediatric oncology researchers in every stage of their career. The POST program is designed to enable students who are interested in pursuing a career in pediatric oncology to gain experience in the lab of an established researcher in the field of pediatric oncology over the summer months. 

Application deadline is typically in the middle of March.  

Alpha Omega Alpha Student Research Fellowship

AOA provides research support for a continual period of a minimum of 8 to 10 weeks, 30 hours or more per week, or an average of 4 hours per week for 12 months over 1 to 2 years, for clinical investigation, basic laboratory research, epidemiology, social science/health services research, leadership or professionalism. Only one candidate from each school may be nominated. First, second, and third year students from schools with active AoA chapters are eligible. PhDs and candidates for PhD or MD/PhD are not eligible. 

Proposals are due at the end of December and final applications are due at the end of January

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Student Service Leadership

Alpha Omega Alpha is committed to preparing future leaders in medicine and health care. Leadership is about making a positive difference and can be learned through education, observation, and experience, and working with leader mentors. Service learning may provide an excellent opportunity for students to develop as servant leaders. Only one team from each school may be nominated.

The application deadline is in December. 

AACAP Jeanne Spurlock Research Fellowship in Substance Abuse and Addiction for Minority Medical Students

The AACAP Jeanne Spurlock Research Fellowship in Substance Abuse and Addiction offers a unique opportunity for minority medical students, or students whose project will focus on minorities, to explore a research career in substance abuse in relation to child and adolescent psychiatry, gain valuable work experience, and meet leaders in the child and adolescent psychiatry field. The fellowship opportunity provides award recipients up to $4,000 for 12 weeks of summer research under a child and adolescent psychiatrist research/mentor. 

The application deadline is toward the end of March. 

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AACAP Life Members Mentorship Grants for Medical Students

The MGM provides the opportunity for medical students to attend the AACAP Annual Meeting and receive an introduction into the field of child and adolescent psychiatry through the AACAP Mentorship Program. MGM recipients also participate in programs sponsored by the Life Members, which is a group of the oldest and most distinguished members of AACAP, all having been members for at least 30 years. Many of those in this group served as AACAP leadership and also pioneered many of the significant discoveries and developments in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry. Partnered with the Mentorship Program, this program provides participants with networking opportunities, exposure to varying specialties, and interaction with Life Members. Participation in this program provides up to $1,000 for travel expenses to the AACAP Annual Meeting.

The application deadline is in July

AACAP Summer Medical Student Fellowships

The AACAP Summer Medical Student Fellowships offer a chance for medical students to explore a career in child and adolescent psychiatry, gain valuable work experience, and meet leaders in the child and adolescent psychiatry field. The fellowship opportunity provides award recipients up to $3,500 for 12 weeks of clinical or research training under a child and adolescent psychiatrist mentor. 

The application is in February. 

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Medical Student Summer Research Fellowships

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) through the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation is offering the AANS Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship (MSSRF) Program. The fellowship is open to medical students in the U.S. or Canada who have completed one or two years of medical school and wish to spend a summer working in a neurosurgical laboratory, mentored by a neurosurgical investigator who is a member of the AANS and will sponsor the student.

Application deadline is in November.

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American Association of Neurology (AAN) Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship 

The AAN will award up to twenty $3,000 scholarships to first or second year medical students who are current AAN members, and who have a supporting preceptor and a project with clearly defined goals. Third year AAN medical student members who are on an official summer break will also be considered with accompanying documentation. The project is to be conducted through a US or Canadian institution of the student's choice and jointly designed by the student and sponsoring institution.

Application deadline is in February

American Association of Thoracic Surgery Summer Intern Scholarships in Cardiothoracic Surgery

The Summer Intern Scholarship program was established in 2007 to introduce the field of cardiothoracic surgery to first and second year medical students and to broaden their educational experience by providing an opportunity to spend eight weeks during the summer (June through September) working in an AATS' members cardiothoracic surgery department. Candidates must be a first or second year medical student.

Application deadline is in January

American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program

The American Brain Tumor Associations (ABTA) medical student summer fellowship program is a 10-12 week laboratory experience designed to attract and motivate young, talented medical students to pursue a career in brain tumor research. Medical student summer fellows spend their summer in a neuro-oncology laboratory, learning basic science research skills from experienced mentors.

Application deadline is typically in January

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American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) Medical Student Training in Aging Research Program (MSTAR)

The AFAR program provides medical students, early in their training, with an enriching experience in aging-related research & geriatrics, under the mentorship of top experts in the field. Students participate in an 8-12 week structured research, clinical, and didactic program in geriatrics. Students may train at an NIA-supported National Training Center or, for a limited number of medical schools, at their own institution.

Application deadline is in March.

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Student Scholarships

The American Heart Association student scholarships support students conducting research projects related to cardiovascular disease, stroke and basic sciences, usually done in the summer. AHA scholarships provide valuable stipends for students during the research project. Up to 20 scholarships worth $2000 will be available for students researching cardiovascular disease topics within basic, clinical, or population sciences. Up to 5 $2000 scholarships will be available for students specifically researching cerebrovascular disease and stroke. Scholarship recipients will also have the opportunity to receive a travel grant to attend the AHA's international Stroke conference.

Application deadline is in March.

American Medical Association Foundation – Joan F. Giambalvo Memorial Scholarship

The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation, in conjunction with the American Medical Women Physicians Congress (WPC), has established the Joan F. Giambalvo Memorial Scholarship Foundation to advance the progress of women in the medical profession, and strengthen the ability of the AMA to identify and address the needs of women physicians and medical students.

Application deadline is at the end of July.

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American Osler Society William B. Bean Award

The American Osler Society's William B. Bean Student Research Award supports research in the medical history and medical humanism. Awardees will receive a research award of $1,500 and may be invited to present his/her research findings at a subsequent meeting of the American Osler Society. The project should deal with medical history and/or the other medical humanities. The goal of the research should be realistic and stated clearly. The applicant should demonstrate familiarity with the relevant literature, as well as originality and a scholarly approach.

Application deadline is typically at the beginning of March.

American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) Medical Student Summer Fellowships

The APDA Summer Fellowships are designed to provide a stipend to enable medical students to perform supervised laboratory or clinical research designed to clarify our understanding of Parkinson's disease. This is a fellowship of $4,000 for a three month summer commitment. The applicant should be a full time medical student in good academic standing in an approved American medical school.

Application deadline is typically at the end of January.

American Skin Association Medical Student Grants Targeting Melanoma and Skin Cancer

American Skin Association invites applications from medical students working actively in the areas of melanoma and skin cancer. Up to five grants of $7,000 will be given in 2015. A second year of funding may be requested upon receipt and review of a final progress report and re-application. Applicants must be working actively in areas related to dermatology. Funds may be used for support of a new or ongoing research/clinical investigation project.

Application deadline is typically at the beginning of October.

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American Society of Nephrology: Kidney TREKS 

“Kidney TREKS (Tutored Research and Education for Kidney Scholars), an initiative established by the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), is designed to foster interest in careers in nephrology and research through a week-long research course retreat and long-term mentorship program. There are two TREKS program sites available: Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (MDIBL) in Bar Harbor, ME from June 10-17, 2017 & The University of Chicago (UChicago) in Chicago, IL from July 15-21, 2017. 

American Society for Nutrition – Clinical Nutrition Internship Program

American Society for Nutrition offers nutrition internships for medical students via its Clinical Nutrition Internship Program. This program is designed to increase the role of nutrition in the practice of medicine, medical research, health promotion, and disease prevention by providing a unique combination of education experiences to medical students. Selected students work under a recognized authority in clinic nutrition in a U.S. medical school or hospital. The internships will last eight weeks and usually be schedule in the summer, but other times could be arranged. The students will be exposed to both clinical and academic aspects of nutrition. Each student will receive a $2,500 stipend for the eight week internship.

Applications due in March.

American Urological Association Foundation Herbert Brendler Summer Medical Student Fellowship

The Herbert Brendler Summer Medical Student Fellowship is designed to encourage medical students to join the field of urology through a summer fellowship program. Applicants must be either a current medical student or entering medical school immediately following the fellowship period. The fellowship will last two months during the summer of the award year and a salary stipend of $2,750 will be paid directly to the awardee.

Application deadline is usually in the middle of March.

Arnold P. Gold Student Summer Fellowships

The Student Summer Fellowship program offers opportunities for medical students to complete a research or service project related to community health. Projects must be focused on studying cultural competency issues, developing skills to become relationship-centered physicians, and addressing a public health need in an underserved community or population. The grant award includes a $4,000 stipend for a 10-week period. Projects that do not meet the 10-week requirement will be prorated accordingly.

Application deadline is typically at the beginning of March.

Campagna Scholarship

Campagna Scholarship supports a 10-week period of research under the supervision of a neurosurgical mentor at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and residence expenses in Portland, OR. Students in the first of second year of study at an accredited allopathic U.S. medical school are eligible to apply. One scholar will be selected annually. Campagna scholars will receive $5,000 for support of travel to and living expenses in Portland. Scholars are eligible for up to $2,500 additional award to support travel to a national neurosurgical meeting to present the results of their research project, under the supervision of their mentor. 

The application deadline is toward the end of February.
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CDC Epidemiology Elective Program for Senior Medical & Veterinary Students

The Epidemiology Elective Program is a 6 to 8 week rotation for senior medical and veterinary students sponsored by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention whhich gives senior medical and veterinary students an introduction to preventive medicine, public health, and the principles of applied epidemiology. Students in their 3rd year apply for a 6 to 8 week rotation in the fall or spring semester of their 4th year.Participants learn through hands on experience working on a current public health project, and are mentored by experienced CDC staff.

Application deadline is uncertain.  Check website directly.

Center for Injury Research & Policy (CIRP) Medical Student Injury Research Training Program

The goal of this program is to provide research training to future physician-investigators while introducing them to the field of injury research and prevention. This program gives medical students the opportunity to conduct their own research under the supervision and guidance if CIRP faculty and researchers. Through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, funding is available for four participants per year.

Application deadline is typically at the end of February.

The Council of State Neurosurgical Societies (CSNS) Medical Student Summer Fellowship in Socioeconomic Research

The CSNS Medical Student Socioeconomic Fellowship supports a medical student conducting research on a socioeconomic issue impacting neurosurgical practice.The fellowship is open to all medical students in the United States and Canada. The fellow will spend 8 to 10 weeks conducting supervised research on a socioeconomic topic of importance to neurosurgery.

Application deadline is in February.

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Charles S. Houston Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) Research Grant

The Charles S. Houston Award is for medical students who submit a project proposal likely to result in a substantive contribution to the field of wilderness and environmental medicine. The successful applicant will be expected to conduct a well defined project during the ensuing year and present an abstract of his/her findings at a future Wilderness Medical Society Annual Meeting.

Application deadline is in January.

Children's Hospital Los Angeles Summer Oncology Research Fellowship

This program is intended to provide the highest quality experience for first-year medical students pursuing interests in oncology research. Students actively participate in clinical or laboratory research studies during their fellowship, and some have authored or co-authored peer reviewed publications as well as presented their work at major national and international scientific meetings.

Application deadline is in December.

Chinese American Medical Society – Summer Research Outreach Program

The Chinese American Medical Society (CAMS) offers scholarships for medical stuetns working on summer research projects. The research can be basic science or clinical in nature but must be completed in a ten week time frame. Preferences will be given to proposals studying problems related to health problems of the Chinese. Upon approval, CAMS will pay a student a stipend of up to $400 a week for up to ten weeks. At the conclusion of the project, a written report is expected.

Application deadline is in April.

Cincinnati Children's Summer Medical Student Respiratory Research Fellowship

This 10-week program provides medical students an excellent exposure to techniques of basic or clinical research and the scientific process used to develop and investigate biomedical questions in in areas relevant to National Institute of Health initiatives focusing on pediatric sleep and pulmonary biology areas of research.

The application process begins toward the end of January. 

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Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America Student Research Fellowship

This program offers financial support for students to spend time performing research on topics relevant to inflammatory bowel disease for a minimum of 10 weeks. CCFA hopes to stimulate research interest in the areas of Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. Up to 16 Student Research Fellowship Awards will be available for full time research with a mentor investigating a subject relevant to IBD.

Application deadline is March 15, annually.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Student Traineeships

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation offers awards to introduce students to research related to cystic fibrosis.Each applicant must work with a faculty sponsor on a research project related to cystic fibrosis. The stipend is $1,500 and is paid directly to the sponsoring institution.

Application deadline is rolling.

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David E. Rogers Fellowship Program

The Rogers Fellowship is meant to enrich the educational experiences of medical and dental students through projects that bear on medicine and dentistry as social enterprise, that is, as enterprises devoted to the capacity of these professions in any and all of their expressions to serve human needs particularly the needs of underserved or disadvantaged patients or populations. The content of the Fellowhsip might include clinical investigation, health policy analysis, activities linking biomedicine, the social infrastructure and human need, or community activities.

Application deadline is mid-January

Emergency Medicine Foundation Medical Student Research Grant

The Emergency Medicine Foundation and Society for Academic Emergency Medicine jointly award stipends to encourage medical students to engage in and to be exposed to emergency medicine research. An application may be made by either a specific medical student or by an Emergency Medicine residency program wishing to sponsor a medical student research project. The applicant is required to demonstrate that the project will be successfully completed at his or her institution.

Application deadline is in December or February.

Endocrine Society Summer Research Fellowship

The Endocrine Society offers Summer Research Fellowships to encourage promising medical students to pursue careers in endocrinology. The Society provides a stipend to each student award recipient to participate in research projects under the guidance of a Society member for 10 to 12 weeks during the summer.

Application deadline is in January.

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Epilepsy Foundation of America Health Sciences Student Fellowship

The Health Sciences Student Fellowship stimulates individuals to pursue careers in epilepsy in either research or practice settings. Predoctoral training students in the health sciences may be accepted at any point in their schooling, following acceptance but before beginning the first year, or in the period immediately following their final year.

Application deadline is typically toward the end of March

Fight for Sight Student Summer Fellowships

Summer Student Fellowships are available to undergraduates, graduate and medical students who are interested in pursuing eye-related clinical or basic research. For most students, this is their first exposure to eye or vision research;experience has resulted in many students choosing academic ophthalmology or eye research as a full-time career. Unrestricted awards of $2,100 are given for two to three months of full-time research, usually during June-August. Students receiving stipends from other sources are generally not eligible.

Application deadline is beginning of September.

Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship (MSARF) Summer Program

The Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship Summer Program provides students with a challenging and rewarding experience that exposes them to the opportunities within the medical field of anesthesiology and research.Medical students who participate in the summer anesthesia research fellowship can expect:

  • Eight weeks of focused research related to anesthesiology.
  • A dedicated mentor who will provide guidance and training in research techniques and scientific methods.
  • The opportunity to make a scientific poster presentation at the American Society of Anesthesiologists annual meeting, during the FAER MSARF Symposium.
  • A $400 per week student stipend, ASA student membership dues, plus additional funds to help cover the costs of travel to the ASA meeting.

Application deadline is typically in January.

GE-National Medical Fellowships Primary Care Leadership Program

The GE Foundation and NMF program provides future primary care health professionals an opportunity to examine he challenges and rewards of primary care practice in community health centers across the Unites States. GE-NMF PCLP enhances traditional clinical externships with leadership training and network building. The overall mission of the program is to develop a pipeline of future primary care professionals and to build capacity at CHCs. PCLP scholars are required to complete 200 service hours within a 6 to 8 week period. Participants will be actively engaged in healthcare services, leadership training, and institutional project activities relevant to both academic programs and host sites, and will interact with a network of organizations and individuals from academic institutions, NMF alumni, and program advisors.

HONORS (Hematology Opportunities for the Next Generation of Research Scientists)

The HONORS Award is intended for medical students and residents (residents are defined as trainees who have not yet entered a hematology-related training program) in the United States, Canada, or Mexico with an interest in hematology research. The award will provide the recipient with a $5,000 stipend to conduct either a short hematology research project for a maximum of three months, or a longer hematology research project between three and 12 months. The stipend will be distributed in installments, the last of which is dependent upon the receipt of the final report submitted by the recipient. All recipients will also receive $1,000 each year for two years to support attendance at the ASH annual meeting.

Applications are due in mid-February.

Hospital for Special Surgery – Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship

The Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship is an 8 week program of mentored research designed to introduce students who have completed their first year of medical school to research opportunities in orthopaedic basic science, translational science, and clinical research in orthopaedics. The fellowship program is built around a summer research project that is directed by an orthopaedic surgeon or scientist at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Application deadline is in February.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Research Fellows Program

The Medical Research Fellows Program encourages the development of future medical-scientists by providing a year of full-time, mentored laboratory research training to medical, dental, and veterinary students who have demonstrated an interest in and commitment to biomedical research, but who are not enrolled in an MD/PhD (or equivalent) program. 

Application deadline is typically in February.

Infectious Disease Society of America – Medical Scholars Program

The IDSA Education and Research Foundation offers scholarships to medical students with mentorship by an IDSA member or fellow. Each scholarship recipient will receive $2,000: $1,500 will be disbursed in July at the beginning of the scholarship activity, with the remaining $500 awarded at the conclusion of the project.

Application deadline is in February.

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IRETA-Scaife Advanced Medical Student Assistantship in Alcohol & Other Drug Dependencies

This program offers students training in the field of addiction treatment and recovery incomparable to any they may have encountered in their prior medical school education or residency experience. Only medical students attending U.S. medical schools will be eligible to participate in this program.

Application deadline is typically toward the end of March.

Johns Hopkins CUPID Summer Fellowship

Cancer in the Under-Privileged, Indigent, or Disadvantaged (CUPID) is a laboratory-based summer fellowship program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that is designed for medical students who have an interest in bringing the benefits of modern cancer research to underserved populations in the U.S. The CUPID program is a seven week summer fellowship for medical students who have demonstrated interest in caring for underserved populations and who are exploring careers in oncology.

Application deadline is typically at the end of January or beginning of February.

Lupus Foundation of America Student Summer Fellowship

The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) Gina Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowship is for medical students to conduct research on systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) through support of basic, clinical, or psychosocial research under the supervision of an established investigator.

Application deadline is typically at the end of March.

Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education

The goal of this NHLBI research education program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce in the mission areas of importance to NHLBI. These NHLBI mission areas are biomedical, behavioral, and clinical and social sciences research and training to address cardiovascular, lung, and blood diseases and sleep disorders. Based on their professional interests, students at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, are matched with Mayo investigators and spend at least eight weeks conducting research. Fellowship recipients experience dynamic basic or clinical research while working with nationally and internationally recognized scientists and clinicians. Students usually participate in the program in the summer between their first and second years of medical school.

MD Anderson First-Year Medical Student Program

The 1st Year Medical Student program is a 10-week research program specifically designed for medical students who are interested in hands-on biomedical, translational or clinical research and have completed their first year of medical school. Students are matched with a member of MD Anderson’s distinguished research and clinical faculty. Individual research projects are crafted by faculty mentors and reflect the ongoing research efforts of the institution's clinics and laboratories. Participants will work alongside his or her mentor in one of our state of the art research facilities or in the clinic. The research projects, institutional lectures and workshops, and scientific connections are valuable tools that students can use to assess their individual career goals related to research and patient care in oncology. The program culminates with a research symposium in which participants are required to present individual talks and posters on their summer projects in front of their peers and faculty.   

The application deadline is sometime in January. 

MD Anderson CPRTP Summer Research Experience

The Cancer Prevention Research Training Program (CPRTP) Summer Research Experience is an intensive, ten-week paid internship designed to provide research experience and mentoring for undergraduate, graduate and health professional students interested in cancer prevention research. Under the guidance of the matched faculty mentor, summer trainees will collaborate full-time on an independent research project and receive additional mentoring by a research staff of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research assistants and laboratory technicians.  This research experience will be supported by a curriculum of educational and career development activities. Through these activities, students will learn about current and innovative topics in cancer prevention at seminars, explore the possibility of a career in science, and get to know other MD Anderson summer students with similar interests.  At the program's conclusion, students will present their findings at two events: The CPRTP Summer Trainee Exposition and The MD Anderson Summer Experience Final Event: Poster Session & Elevator Speech Competition.  

The application deadline is sometime in January. 

Memorial Sloan-Ketterling Cancer Center Summer Fellowship Program

The Medical Student Summer Fellowship program is an eight week program offered to medical students who have a career interest as a physician scientist in the field of oncology and/or related biomedical sciences. Medical students in good standing who are currently in their first or second year at an accredited allopathic or osteopathic US medical school are eligible to apply

Application deadline is in January.

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Mount Sinai School of Medicine Environmental Health Sciences Research Traineeship

The Department of Community and Preventive Medicine of Mount Sinai School of Medicine offers medical students the opportunity to work on a summer research project under the supervision of experienced faculty in occupational and environmental medicine, epidemiology, or toxicology. Emphasis is on learning and methods of research and understanding the context of the research.

Application deadline is typically toward the beginning of February.

North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition - Medical Student Mentored Summer Research Program

The purpose of the NASPGHAN Medical Student Mentored Summer Research Program is to develop a program at multiple sites throughout the U.S. and Canada through which medical students can have 10-week research experiences under mentorship of basic or clinical scientists with a research focus in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, or nutrition.

Application deadline is mid-March.

National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) Summer Internship Program

NSBRI's Summer Apprenticeship Program provides the opportunity for undergraduate, graduate, veterinary or medical students from across the country to join ongoing project activities and gain hands-on experience in space biomedical research at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, or Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. The 2016 Summer Apprenticeship Program begins May 31 and ends August 12. Applicants must be available during these dates.

Application deadline is in December.

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine/Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Summer Extern Experience

This is an eight-week Summer Externship program, sponsored by the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Northwestern University Medical School. The externship program is held at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), located in downtown Chicago at the McGaw Medical Center. Primarily, students will assist in the clinical management of patients admitted to RIC. In addition, students will participate in a research project in a rehabilitation related field. Each Student will be awarded a $3,000 stipend for participation in this 8-week program.

Application deadline is in January.

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Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research Medical Student Grant

Recipients will gain experience in defining objectives, developing research skills and testing hypotheses before making their final choices for residency training programs. Students are expected to undertake a research project requiring full time efforts for at least 10 weeks under the guidance of a scientific advisor during personal/vacation time or during a research elective approved by their medical school. Projects can be in any area or research related to the radiologic sciences. $3,000 is matched by the sponsoring department ($6,000 total), as a stipend for the medical student.

Application deadline is typically at the beginning of February.

Rheumatology Research Foundation Medical and Graduate Student Preceptorship

For medical and graduate students considering a career in rheumatology.  Recipients participate in a full-time clinical or research mentorship with an established rheumatology professional; students can choose a four- or eight-week clinical preceptorship or an eight-week research preceptorship. The award is $2,000 to $4,000 plus complimentary registration and up to $1,000 in travel expenses to attend the ACR/ARHP Annual meeting.

Applications due in February, May, August and November.

Robert L. Mayock Student Research Fellowship

The Robert L. Mayock Student Research Fellowship provides basic science and translational research opportunities for medical students to work full time for 8-10 weeks during the summer. Students with an interest in available pulmonary research experiences are eligible to apply for this fellowship. Accepted applicants will receive $3,500 and support to attend a national scientific meeting.

Application deadline is the beginning of April.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute Summer Oncology Research Program

The Roswell Park cancer Institute Summer Oncology Research Program provides competitive stipendsupport for medical students who wish to engage in clinical and/or basic scientific cancer research for an 8 week period at Roswell Park in Buffalo, NY

Application deadline is typically in February.

Sigma XI Scientific Research Society – Grants in Aid of Research Program

The Sigma XI Grants-in-Aid of Research (GRIAR) program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from all areas of sciences and engineering. Designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $5,000 for astronomy research and $2,500 for vision related research. Students use the funding to pay for travel expenses to and from a research site, or for the purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project.

Application deadline is March 15 and October 1 annually.

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Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality

Each year, the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) awards two grants of $1,000 each to students who are doing human sexuality research. Applicants must be a member (student) of SSSS. Funds to support t these grants are provided by the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (FSSS), a nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to supporting scientific research related to sexuality.

Application deadline is February 1 and June 1 annually.

Society for Vascular Surgery Student Research Feloowship

The SVS Foundation Student Research Fellowship stimulates laboratory and clinical vascular research by undergraduate college students and medical school students registered at universities in the United States and Canada. The intent of the fellowship award is to further the student’s education and introduce the student to the application of rigorous scientific methods to clinical problems and underlying biologic processes important to patients with vascular disease. Projects supported by this award include basic science and translational research conducted by a vascular surgeon-scientist mentor as well as clinical research projects conducted under the auspices of a mentor experienced in clinical research. Each award consists of a $3,000 student stipend and a two-year complimentary subscription to the Journal of Vascular Surgery.

The application deadline is at the beginning of February. 

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program

The POE program offers a unique opportunity for students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, psychology, or public health to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. The POE program provides a short-term training experience in either laboratory research or clinical research. The minimum time requirements are 9 weeks at St. Jude for students currently in medical school. There are no specific start and end dates for the program, but students should plan to start on a Monday in mid-May to mid-June and finish on a Friday in August. Students receive a $4,000 stipend for their summer appointment. Group housing close to our campus will be available at no cost for POE students coming from outside the Memphis metropolitan area.

Application deadline is in February.

Strong Children's Research Center Summer

The Strong Children's Research Center in Rochester, NY funds a student training program for outstanding medical students who plan to pursue a career in biomedical research or clinical research. This is an opportunity to develop skills in a variety of research methodologies whereby participants may contribute to a project and ultimately a scientific publication.

Application deadline is in February.

Vanderbilt Diabetes Center Medical Student Research Training Program

The Vanderbilt Diabetes Center Medical Student Research Training Program (SRTP) allows medical students to conduct research under the direction of a Vanderbilt scientist during the summer between the first and second year – or - second and third year of medical school. The possible areas of diabetes related and obesity related research are quite broad and range from basic laboratory studies on gene regulation to clinical studies in humans. Prior research is not required.

Application deadline is in February.

Washington Family Scholars Program at Cedars-Sinai

The Pauletta and Denzel Washington Family Gifted Scholars Program in Neuroscience is an education opportunity offered to eligible undergraduate, graduate and medical students pursuing training in the field of neuroscience. Awards will be matched with a principal investigator to work on a research project in a laboratory under the direction of Dr. Keith L. Black in one of the following areas: Blood-brain barrier and drug delivery into the CNS, immunology and cancer vaccine, gene therapy, gene discovery or advanced surgical technology.

Application deadline is in mid-March.

Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology Summer Research Program

The Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology Summer Research Program offers undergraduate and medical students an introduction to various aspects of radiological sciences research. Applicants selected to this program will receive $5,000 for a 10-week summer research period. The start and finish dates of the program are flexible. The research period cannot be used for academic credit. Applicants are responsible for finding housing, costs of housing, health insurance, parking and visa status (if applicable). Applicants are selected based on academic record, coursework, essays, and recommendations. Prior research experience is also considered but not required.

Application deadline is in February.

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