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Funding Opportunities for Short Term Research

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Short Term Research Opportunities

Underrepresented Minority Student Short Term Research Opportunities

Global Health Short Term Research Opportunities

 



 

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Keep in mind when using this site:

Current information is listed on the website when available; however, many programs do not disseminate new information until the Fall.  Interested students are encouraged to contact the funding agency directly for more information later in the fall.

Each of these categories includes fellowships which are reviewed at Penn and those that are externally reviewed.  "Penn Approval for Submission" indicates that applications will go through an internal review process prior to being submitted to the funding institution.  Read the program summary carefully to determine where your application should be sent.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Combined Degree Office. 

Although summary information is provided below, it is essential that students carefully review the guidelines provided by the program itself, in order to ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria and are fully aware of all requirements.

Note that if you apply for a fellowship that requires an "Official Signing for the Institution," your application will need to go through Penn Research Services. Plan ahead: this is a two week process, and you will need the help of your mentor's Business Administrator or this office.

In addition to the funding sources listed, some mentors may also have funding available through their laboratory resources.

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Short Term Research Opportunities

AGNEW SOCIETY first year fellowship program

Penn Surgery has a summer fellowship program that can include research as a component of the experience. It is a six-week fellowship for med students during the summer following the first year of medical school. This unique program affords pre-clinical students the opportunity to interact one-on-one with a surgeon on the Penn Faculty, learning about his or her day-to-day activities and helping out in the operating room, office and laboratory. The specifics of the projects involved are left to the discretion of the surgeon and student, though the student must put together a presentation summarizing the experience for the Agnew meeting of the following school. The department provides a stipend ($1,000) for the six-week period, and applications are judged on the strength of the proposed projects as well as the students expressed interest in surgery.  A $500 stipend is available for travel if you will be presenting your work (receipts must be submitted). Contact Dr. Rachel Kelz at rachel.kelz@uphs.upenn.edu with questions. For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/surgery/Education/medical_students/Agnew/first_year_fellowship.html. Applicants must be currently enrolled medical students and in good standing at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine at the time of application submission and award distribution.

Penn Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 1, 2014 (PRE APPROVAL regarding the mentor must be obtained from Dr. Kelz by January 1, 2014)

 

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. This year we are expanding our programs to include medical and graduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in pediatric oncology research. The POST Program is designed to enable students to gain experience in the lab of an established researcher in the field of pediatric oncology over the summer months.
Who: Medical or Graduate Students with an interest in pediatric oncology research
What: Apply with a summer mentor and receive up to a $6000 stipend
When: Minimum of 10 full weeks between May 1 and August 31 (we checked: Penn med students with 8 weeks are eligible)
For more information, visit: http://www.alexslemonade.org/grants/post. If you are interested in applying, contact Jennifer Rosa, rosaj@email.chop.edu, who coordinates the internal CHOP review process.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 10, 2014

 

Alpha Omega Alpha Student Research Fellowships

The purpose of the fellowships is to stimulate interest in research among medical students. Areas of research may include clinical investigation, basic research, epidemiology, and social science/health service research. Students must be in their 1st, 2nd or 3rd year.  The award can fund Scholarly Pursuit.  International research projects are generally eligible (students doing a year out of research internationally may be eligible to apply - check with the Combined Degree Office before applying).   Each fellowship provides $5,000 to the student. Applications must be submitted by January 2nd (No extensions) to the Combined Degree Office, not directly to AOA.  Dr. Jon Morris, Penn's AOA Chapter Councillor, will work with a selection committee to choose the most promising application. This will then be forwarded to AOA for a final funding decision. For more information, visit:  http://alphaomegaalpha.org/student_research.html.  Also, please click here for important Penn information.

Penn Approval for Submission
Application Deadline to Combined Degree Office: January 2, 2014 (No extensions)

 

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY --Summer Medical Student FellowshipS

The AACAP Summer Medical Student Fellowship offers a unique opportunity 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 funding for 8-12 weeks of clinical or research training under a child and adolescent psychiatrist mentor. Participants are required to attend the AACAP Annual Meeting to present their clinical or research experiences in a new research poster session. (Complimentary registration and travel reimbursement for the Annual Meeting are included in addition to the fellowship stipend.)   For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.aacap.org/cs/students/summerfellowship.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 14, 2014

 

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF Neurology (AAN) Medical Student Summer Research Scholarship

The AAN Medical Student Summer Research Scholarship program offers members of the AAN's Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN) program a summer stipend of $3,000 to conduct a project in either an institutional, clinical or laboratory setting where there are ongoing programs of research, service or training, or a private practice. Only applicants from schools with established SIGN chapters are eligible to apply. The AAN will award up to 20 scholarships to first- or second-year medical students who have a supporting preceptor and a project with clearly defined goals. The project is to be conducted through a U.S. or Canadian institution of the student's choice and jointly designed by the student and sponsoring institution. More than one student from an institution may apply, but only one student will be selected from an institution. For more information, visit: http://tools.aan.com/science/awards/?fuseaction=home.info&id=58.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 8, 2014

 

American association of neurological surgeons (AANS) Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship

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 first or second year medical students in the United States or Canada who wish to spend a summer (minimum of two months) working in a neurosurgical laboratory, mentored by a neurosurgical investigator who is a member of the AANS and will sponsor the student. Fifteen Medical Student Summer Research Fellowships at $2,500 each will be available each year but only one fellowship will be awarded per school. For more information and to apply, visit:  http://www.aans.org/Grants%20and%20Fellowships/Medical%20Students%20Summer%20Research%20Opportunities.aspx.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 1, 2014

 

American association of Thoracic Surgery (AATS) Summer Intern Scholarship Program

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) Summer Intern Scholarship program introduces the field of cardiothoracic surgery to first and second year medical students from North American medical institutions. By providing an opportunity to spend 8 weeks during the summer working in an AATS member's cardiothoracic surgery department, the summer intern scholarship provides medical students with insight into the scientific investigation and study of cardiothoracic surgery. A grant of $2,500 is provided to successful applicants to underwrite their living expenses during the eight weeks of guidance at the selected host institution. Additionally all awardees will receive complimentary registration to the association's 2011 Annual Meeting and postgraduate courses taking place May 7-11 in Philadelphia, PA. For more information and to submit an application, visit: http://www.aats.org/research/Grants/Summer-Intern-Scholarship.html.

[Note:  this program provides some research exposure, but it is not exclusively research oriented like the other listings on this website.]

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 15, 2014

 

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

The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) is now accepting applications for the Medical Student Summer Fellowship program, a 10-to-12 week laboratory experience designed to attract and motivate young, talented medical students to pursue a career in brain tumor research. (Note: Penn med students with 8 weeks are eligible.) Medical Student Summer Fellows spend their summer in a neuro-oncology laboratory, learning basic science research skills from experienced mentors. Each Summer Fellow will receive a $3,000 stipend, and is required to submit a report on their experience. Based on these reports, an “outstanding medical student” is selected to receive the annual ABTA Lucien Rubenstein Award. The recipient of the award, named in honor of Lucien J. Rubenstein, M.D., a professor of neuropathology at the University of Virginia and a world-renowned brain tumor research, will receive a $1,000 bonus. For details of the program, including an application, visit: http://www.abta.org/advancing-research/research-grants/.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 8, 2014

 

American College of Rheumatology - Abbott Medical Student Research Preceptorship

The purpose of the ACR REF/Abbott Medical Student Clinical Preceptorship is to introduce students to the specialty of rheumatology by supporting a full-time research experience. Preceptors are responsible for selecting student applicants and must be ACR members. Preceptors are limited to two students each summer and must complete the online application. Students will receive $3,000 per eight-week session. Mentors will receive $1000 per eight-week session. Students are also eligible to receive complimentary registration as well as reimbursement for up to $1,000 in travel expenses to attend the ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting. If you are interested in applying, please contact Dr. Joan Von Feldt (vonfeldt@upenn.edu), the Penn faculty member who serves as an advisor for applicants to this fellowship. For a list of potential projects, click here. For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.rheumatology.org/ACR/foundation/awards/summerresearch.asp.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline:  February 3, 2014; May 1, 2014; August 1, 2014; November 3, 2014

 

AMERICAN FEDERATION FOR AGING RESEARCH 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 and 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 Nantional Training Center or, for a limited number of medical schools, at their own institution. The total stipend level will be prorated based on the duration of each individual scholarship. Interested students are encouraged to contact the Penn faculty contact: Dr. Jerry Johnson, jcjohnso@mail.med.upenn.edu. For more information and to apply, visit:  http://www.afar.org/research/funding/mstar.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 31, 2014

 

American Heart Association / American Stroke Association Student Scholarships

The AHA/ASA student scholarships in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease enable medical student scholars to carry out research projects related to cardiovascular disease, stroke and basic science. It is intended that students devote a block of several months time, or intermittent periods of longer duration, to a given project. The minimum full-time commitment is two months. If the student goes to a location other than his/her institution, he/she must have written approval of his/her dean or other responsible individual. AHA will consider up to 5 applicants from Penn. Applications must be submitted by February 17 to the Combined Degree Office, not directly to AHA. If more than 5 students wish to apply, a committee of Penn faculty will review applications and select the top 5 to go forward and apply directly to AHA.  AHA will typically select one of these students for funding. For more information, visit: http://my.americanheart.org/professional/Councils/AwardsandLectures/Scholarship/Student-Scholarships-in-Cardiovascular-Disease-and-Stroke_UCM_322561_Article.jsp.

Penn Approval for Submission
Application deadline to Combined Degree Office: February 17, 2014
Application deadline: March 13, 2014

 

American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation - Joan F. Giambalvo Memorial Scholarship

The AMA Foundation, in partnership with the AMA Women Physicians Congress (WPC), has established the Joan F. Giambalvo Memorial Scholarship Fund with the goal of advancing the progress of women in the medical profession and strengthening the ability of the AMA to identify and address the needs of women physicians and medical students.  The award is a maximum of $10,000.  For more information and to apply, visit:  www.amafoundation.org/go/giambalvo.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: July 31, 2014

 

American medical association (AMA) Foundation - Seed Grant Research Program

The American Medical Association Foundation awards grants to medical students, physician residents and fellows to help them conduct small projects in basic science, applied, or clinical research. The AMA supports these research areas:  cardiovascular/pulmonary disease, HIV/AIDS, leukemia, and neoplastic diseases. The award can support research-related expenses including lab supplies, poster printing, software, and travel for international research.  It can't be used for a stipend or for other administrative costs.  For more information and to apply, visit:  http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/about-ama/ama-foundation/our-programs/medical-education/seed-grant-research.shtml.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: December 4, 2013 

 

American Osler Society - Medical History and Medical Humanism Award

The American Osler Society's William B. Bean Student Research Award supports research in the broad areas of medical history and medical humanism. The award is stipended and additional money may be available to support travel to the annual meeting. Selection criteria are as follows: 1) the project should deal with medical history and/or medical humanities, 2) the goal should be stated clearly, 3) the goal should be realistic, 4) the applicant should demonstrate familiarity with relevant literature, 5) originality and 6) scholarly approach. A letter of support from a faculty sponsor who will assume responsibility for planning and guidance of the fellowship must accompany the application form. For more information and to apply, visit:  http://aosler.org/willian-bean-award/bean/.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: March 1, 2014

 

American Parkinson Disease Association: Medical Student Summer Fellowships

The sponsor provides support to enable a medical student to perform active supervised laboratory or clinical research designed to clarify our understanding of Parkinson's disease, its nature, manifestations, etiology, or treatment.  Eligible applicants are full time medical students in good academic standing in an approved U.S. medical school.  Proposed research must be performed in a university medical center or a recognized research institute in the U.S. and sponsored by a full-time faculty person or established institute scientist.  Either laboratory or clinical research or a combination may be acceptable.  For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.apdaparkinson.org/research/medical-students-summer-fellowships/.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 31, 2014

 

American Pediatric Society / Society for Pediatric Research

The purpose of the Medical Student Research Training Program is to encourage and introduce students to consider careers in research related to pediatrics. The program is specifically designed for students seeking a research opportunity at an institution other than their own Medical School. For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.aps-spr.org/resources/funding.asp.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 24, 2014

 

American Skin Association Medical Student Grant

The American Skin Association invites applications from medical students who are working actively in the areas of melanoma and skin cancer.  Funds may be used for support of a new or ongoing research/clinical investigation project.  A progress report and an expenditure report are required at the end of the grant period.  Selection of the recipient will be made in early December by the ASA's Medical/Scientific/Policy Advisory Committee. Funding will begin in January of each year, unless otherwise requested.  For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.americanskin.org/research/pdf/medical_student_grants_2013.pdf

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: October 1, 2013

 

American Society of Hematology (ASH) Hematology Opportunities for the Next-Generation of Research Scientists Award (HONORS)

The ASH Hematology Opportunities for the Next-Generation of Research Scientists Award (HONORS) is a three-month experience in hematology-related laboratory or clinical research for medical students and residents. (Note: while the award is typically for three months, we have contacted ASH and our understanding is that they are open to applications from first year students, who only have a two month summer available). The award includes $5,000 for research support and $1,000 for travel to the Society’s annual meeting. The research mentor must be an ASH member. If you are interested in applying and need help identifying a mentor/project, contact Dr. Alison Loren (Alison.Loren@uphs.upenn.edu), the Penn faculty member who has served as an advisor for applicants in the past. For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.hematology.org/Awards/Next-Generation-Research-Scientists-Award/2627.aspx.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 21, 2014

 

American Society of Nephrology - Student Scholar Grants

The ASN Student Scholar Grants enable selected medical students with an interest in either basic or clinical research to spend from 10 to 52 weeks engaged in full-time research. The mentor must be an ASN member and must submit a program of study for the applicant. Grants are awarded on the basis of the applicant's ability and promise for a research career as a physician-scientist and the quality of the training that will be provided. An award period can be a summer, semester, academic year, or other 10-52 week period of continuous full-time research.  Compensation includes a stipend, money for the PI's lab to cover expenses, and travel costs to attend the ASN meeting the year following the research program.  For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.asn-online.org/grants/students/.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadlines: March 7, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. EST (for projects starting between May 1, 2014 and October 31, 2014); September 5, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. EDT (for projects starting between November 1, 2014 and April 30, 2015)

 

American Urological Association and UCF - Herbert Brendler Summer Medical Student Fellowship

The American Urological Association and the Urology Care Foundation are proud to provide the Herbert Brendler, MD Summer Medical Student Fellowship Program, 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 sponsoring institution must be an accredited medical research institution or department of urology within the geographic boundaries of the AUA Sections. The institution must sponsor the candidate by guaranteeing adequate support, including responsibility for the adequacy of the environment, laboratory equipment, and supplies needed to perform the research. The mentor must be a currently funded, established researcher with a strong track record of achievement in basic science, clinical research or some other area of interest in urology research. The mentor must also demonstrate experience in mentoring of research fellows. For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.auanet.org/research/summer-medical-student-fellowships.cfm.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadlines: February 3, 2014

 

American Vascular Association - Student Research Fellowship

The Student Research Fellowship, established by the SVS® Foundation, stimulates laboratory and clinical vascular research by undergraduate college students and medical school students registered at universities in the United States and Canada. Each award will consist of a $3,000 student stipend and a two year complimentary subscription to the Journal of Vascular Surgery. The SVS Foundation grants a maximum of eight awards per year. For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.vascularweb.org/about/SVSFoundation/Pages/student-research-fellowship.aspx.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: March 17, 2014

 

ANESTHESIOLOGY AND CRITICAL CARE SUMMER FELLOWSHIPS AT CHOP

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Department of Anesthesiology invites 1 medical student to learn clinical pediatric anesthesia and assist with a clinical research project during an 8-week period in the summer. This is a funded position offered by the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER). Candidates should be interested in anesthesiology as a career path. The exact 8-weeks are flexible. The students will attend daily morning conferences of the Department and learn all aspects of perioperative management of the pediatric surgical patient. Anesthetic skills will include vascular access and airway management, including endotracheal intubation. One hour per day of reading is required. The student will be assigned a research mentor and will participate in an ongoing clinical research project that the student will present at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (http://www.asahq.org/Annual-Meeting.aspx). Interested students should apply here: http://faer.org/programs/msarf-summer-program/, and can contact Dr. Ron Litman at litmanr@email.chop.edu for further information.

Penn Reviewed
Application Deadline: December 15, 2013

 

Aortic Surgery Research Fellowship Program at Penn

Exciting research opportunities with the University of Pennsylvania’s world class Aortic Surgery program.  Full time summer positions (32-40 hours/week) or part time (~8 hours/week) during the year.  Matching with faculty and staff mentors with multiple areas of study, including evaluation of aortic root replacement prostheses, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, thoracic endovascular aortic repair, valve-sparing aortic root repairs and others.  Students are encouraged to shadow faculty in OR.  Completed research will be submitted to regional, national, and international meetings, with possible authorship credits in peer-reviewed journals.  Students are encouraged to submit and present their research at the regional Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society (ECTSS). For more information and to apply, contact Patrick Moeller (Patrick.Moeller@uphs.upenn.edu).

Penn Reviewed
Application Deadline: Rolling Basis until February 15, 2014

 

ARNOLD P. GOLD STUDENT SUMMER FELLOWSHIPS

The Gold Foundation is accepting applications for the Student Summer Fellowship program. The Student Summer Research Fellowship grants are modeled on NIH short-term training grants, but are awarded for research in community health and cultural competency issues, rather than laboratory work. The Foundation's goal is to provide an opportunity for students to work directly with patients and to become more compassionate, relationship-centered physicians.  The student is expected to carry-out the research under the full-time oversight of a mentor. The research should have the potential to be on-going. A final report is due at the conclusion of the ten weeks.  The grant award includes a stipend for a 10-week period, but the award can be prorated for an 8-week research period.  Alternatively, students can complete the 8-week research period and finish the remaining 2 weeks post-fellowship.  For more information, visit: http://www.humanism-in-medicine.org/index.php/programs_grants/gold_foundation_programs/student_summer_fellowships.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: March 14, 2014

 

Association of Academic Physiatrists - Rehabilitation Research Experience for Medical Students

The Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) and the Foundation for PM&R are excited to announce the annual Rehabilitation Research Experience for Medical Students (RREMS). This program offers first year medical students to experience the rewards of scholarly research within the specialty of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation through an eight-week summer externship.  For more information, visit: http://www.physiatry.org/?page=programs_rrems&terms=%22rehabilitation+and+research+and+experience+and+medical+and+stu%22.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: March 21, 2014

 

Center For Clinical Epidemiology And Biostatistics (CCEB) at Penn - Summer Research Fellowship

In 2004, the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB) initiated a research fellowship for medical students interested in working on a clinical research project during the summer between their first and second years of medical school. This fellowship is to support medical students to work on campus under the sponsorship of a Penn faculty mentor who is officially affiliated with the CCEB (includes Senior Scholars and Associate Scholars only). Dual mentorship is possible but at least one mentor must be affiliated with the CCEB. For more information, click here.  Complete applications should be submitted to Dr. John T. Farrar at the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics,c/o Matthew C. MacDonald, 9th Floor Blockley Hall ( MMACDONA@mail.med.upenn.edu, 215-806-9717) and Sandy Masiak, Room 935 Blockley Hall (SMASIAK@mail.med.upenn.edu, 215-573-7223.  Two to four fellowships will be awarded annually in the form of a $1500 monthly stipend for up to two months.  Awards will be announced by March 31, 2014.

Penn Reviewed.  Only Penn Med students are eligible to apply.
Application Deadline: February 14, 2014 at 5 pm

 

Center For Injury Research and Policy - Medical Student Injury Research Training Program

Each summer, the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) hosts the National 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 of CIRP faculty and researchers. Through grants from the Child Injury PreventionAlliance and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, funding is available for four participants per year. Participation is full-time (40 hours/week) for 8 weeks from June to August. Selected participants will each receive a $3,000 stipend. Free housing is available near CIRP for visiting students. For more information and to apply, visit: http://injuryresearch.net/summerprogram.aspx.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 7, 2014 at 5 pm

 

Charles S. Houston Grant

The Wilderness Medical Society sponsors a grant which will be awarded to a student of an accredited American or Canadian medical school who submits a project proposal most likely to result in a substantive contribution to the field of wilderness and environmental medicine.  Annual Meeting travel expenses will be provided.  A wide variety of research projects are acceptable for submission including clinical investigation, basic science, epidemiological surveys, development of new techniques, novel application of existing techniques, improvements in equipment design or use, methods for public information, and injury prevention programs.  For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.wms.org/research/grants.asp.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 7, 2014

 

Children's Hospital Los Angeles - Summer Oncology Research Fellowship

The Summer Oncology Research Fellowship Program, sponsored by CHLA and USC for more than 30 years, is intended to provide the highest quality experience for first-year medical school students pursuing interests in oncology research.  Fellowships have traditionally gone to students from universities and medical schools throughout the United States. While the program has traditionally been designed for those students who have completed their first year of medical school, highly qualified undergraduates majoring in the health science fields have been considered.  Faculty mentors are located both at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and at the USC Keck School of Medicine. The students are paid a weekly stipend for a minimum of 6 weeks or maximum of 10 weeks. Reimbursement for travel and housing are offered on a case by case basis for those students from outside the greater Los Angeles area. While participating in the program, students will be expected to attend a lecture series on aspects of pediatric oncology at CHLA designed specifically for them and will be encouraged to attend other scientific lectures in their area of research.  For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.chla.org/site/c.ipINKTOAJsG/b.4434829/k.8F5A/Summer_Oncology_Fellowship.htm.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 31, 2014

 

Chinese American Medical Society - Summer Research Fellowship Program

The Chinese American Medical Society (CAMS) offers scholarships for medical students 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 $1000.00 per month.  At the conclusion of the project, a written report is expected.  For more information and to apply, visit: http://chineseamericanmedicalsociety.cloverpad.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1070537.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: April 30, 2014

 

CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES TRACK summer INTERNSHIP AT PENN

The Clinical Neurosciences Training Program (CNST) will provide stipends of $2,400 to cover living expenses for 4 summer 2013 internships on a competitive basis to MS1 Students that are participating in the CNST. Projects may be performed either on site at Penn or at other locations, including international opportunities. Rotations must be 6 weeks in duration in a qualifying Clinical Neurosciences field and recipients will be required to provide a brief summary report of their activities at the end of the summer. If you have any questions or would like guidance in choosing a project, please contact either Dr. Steven Siegel (siegels@exchange.upenn.edu) or Dr. Roy Hamilton (Roy.Hamilton@uphs.upenn.edu) for further information.  Also, our CNST Student Advisory Committee is available to offer insight to the internship. For more information, visit: http://www.med.upenn.edu/cnst/research.shtml. For the application form, click here or contact Linda Ramos at lindara@mail.med.upenn.edu.

Penn Reviewed (Only MS1 students in the CNST program are eligible)
Application Deadline: December 6, 2013

 

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.. For more information, visit: http://w3.cns.org/education/fellowshipDescr.asp?ID=15.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 6, 2014

 

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America Student Research Award

This program offers financial support for students to spend time performing research on topics relevant to inflammatory bowel disease. The objective of the Fellowship is to stimulate interest in research careers in inflammatory bowel disease by providing salary support for research projects. Stipended fellowship awards will be available for full-time research with a mentor investigating a subject relevant to the disease. The duration of the project is a minimum of ten weeks. For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.ccfa.org/science-and-professionals/research/grants-fellowships/student-research-awards.html.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: March 15, annually

 

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Student Traineeships

These awards are offered to students in or about to enter a doctoral program (i.e., Ph.D., M.D., M.D./Ph.D. Senior-level undergraduate students planning on pursuing graduate training also may apply). Applicants must work with a faculty sponsor on a research project related to cystic fibrosis, the duration of which should be 10 weeks or more.  The traineeship is stipended and students may reapply for support for more than one year. For more information or to apply, visit:  http://www.cff.org/research/ForResearchers/FundingOpportunities/TrainingGrants/#Student_Traineeships.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: Rolling (two months prior to project start date)

 

David E. Rogers Fellowship Program

The New York Academy of Medicine invites applications for the David E. Rogers Fellowship Program from first-year medical students for support of a project executed during the summer between the first and second years of medical school. The Rogers Fellowship is meant to enrich the educational experiences of medical students through projects that bear on medicine as a social enterprise--that is, as an enterprise devoted to the capacity of medicine in any and all of its expressions to serve human needs--particularly the needs of underserved or disadvantaged patients or populations. The content of the Fellowship might include clinical investigation, health policy analysis, activities linking biomedicine, the social infrastructure and human need, or community activities. Half the fellowships awarded are dedicated to projects focused on HIV/AIDS prevention or care. Special consideration will be given to projects carried out within New York City. A completed application form is available online or by request. The fellowship is stipended.  For more info. and to apply, visit: http://www.nyam.org/grants/rogers.html.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 28, 2014

 

Dermatology Department Training Grant at Penn

The Penn Department of Dermatology has a long history of successful research in cutaneous biology and, more recently, in clinical epidemiology. In addition to other funding sources, our NIH T32 Dermatology Training Grant funds 4 post-doctoral, 2 pre-doctoral and 3 short-term pre-doctoral fellows per year. Each Research Fellow works under the direction of a faculty mentor. In addition, each Fellow takes part in Departmental seminars and journal clubs. The University also provides a Research Fellowship infrastructure that includes benefits and special seminars covering multiple areas such as safe laboratory techniques, ethics, grant writing, career opportunities, and others. Our goal is to train Research Fellows to become independent investigators in either academics or industry. For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.med.upenn.edu/dermres/research.html.

Penn Reviewed
Application Deadline: Rolling basis

 

Emergency Medicine Foundation MEDICAL Student Research Grant

The EMF/ Society for Academic Emergency Medicine encourages medical students to engage in and to be exposed to emergency medicine research. Emergency Medicine research is broadly defined as scientific investigation designed to furnish new knowledge relevant to emergency medical care.  Such investigations may focus on basic science research, clinical research, preventive medicine, epidemiology, cost-containment, and research in emergency medicine teaching and education.  A preceptor with a primary appointment in the given department or division of Emergency Medicine must be involved in the project. A maximum of $2,400 over 3 months is available to a medical student to foster research in emergency medicine.  The stipend can be supplemented by other funding.  For more information and to apply, visit:  http://www.emfoundation.org/emf.aspx?id=108.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 10, 2014 by 5 PM CST

 

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 each student recipient with a stipend to participate in research projects under the guidance of a Society member for ten to twelve weeks during the summer.  Projects must be relevant to some aspect of endocrinology and are expected to have clearly defined research goals.  For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.endocrine.org/awards/research-fellowship-awards/summer-research-fellowships.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 29, 2014

 

FAMILY MEDICINE RESEARCH AT PENN

The Penn Department of Family Medicine has an ongoing research project:

Depression in older adults with cardiovascular disease.  The goal of this project is to develop treatment for depression that is integrated with the treatment of chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease.  The prior work of the PI, Dr. Hillary Bogner, indicates that a depression care management intervention can reduce mortality among depressed participants with diabetes and other risk factors of cardiovascular disease. She is currently carrying out an intervention integrating depression treatment with medical treatment for cardiovascular disease in order to improve outcomes for both conditions.  This research opportunity is open to all Penn Med students and funding is available.   For more information, contact Hillary Bogner, MD, MSCE at hillary.bogner@uphs.upenn.edu or 215-746-4181.

Integrative Medicine and Cancer Survivorship Research: Dr. Jun Mao's overall research program seeks to inform evidence-based integration of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to improve symptom management and quality of life of cancer patients and survivors. Current active research include: 1) Acupuncture to decrease cancer pain disparity; and 2) Comparative Effectiveness research of hot flash management in breast cancer survivors; and 3) Pain and symptom distress in breast cancer survivors. Research opportunities for medical students include 1) Summer research; 2) Scholarly Pursuit (3-6 months); and 3) Year-out research (funded at NIH pre-doctoral level). Medical students will engage in multidisciplinary clinical/translational research by participating in a variety of activities (depending on specific project) including patient recruitment, chart abstraction, instrument and protocol development, and data management/analysis. All students are expected to learn to develop specific aims/hypothesis, use appropriate methods to answer the specific aims, synthesize literature, and write a manuscript. It is expected that student(s) will make sufficient contribution to the research to be either first or co-author of the manuscript(s). For more information, contact Jun J Mao, MD, MSCE at Jun.Mao@uphs.upenn.edu.

Quality and Effectiveness of Cancer Screening: Our research program offers opportunities to gain experience in research on colorectal cancer concerning the process and effectiveness of screening, and racial and socioeconomic disparities in disease-related mortality. Interested students will have opportunities to participate in conducting research studies on large healthcare databases, developing new data sources, performing literature reviews, and developing manuscripts, and there may be opportunities to do community-based research. For more information, please contact Dr. Chyke Doubeni, MD, MPH at Chyke.Doubeni@uphs.upenn.edu or 215-615-0849.

Penn Reviewed. Only Penn Med students are eligible to apply.
Application Deadline: Rolling Basis

 

The Ferdinand C. Valentine Medical Student Research Grants in Urology (For New York Area Projects)

The New York Academy of Medicine is pleased to announce the competition for The Ferdinand C. Valentine Medical Student Research Grants in Urology. Competition is open to M.D. candidates attending medical school or conducting research in the greater New York area (New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, or New Jersey). For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.nyam.org/grants/valentine-student.html.

Externally Reviewed.
Application Deadline: March 7, 2014

 

Fight for Sight - Summer Student Fellowships

Summer Student Fellowships are available to undergraduates, graduate and medical students from the United States and Canada interested in pursuing eye-related clinical or basic research. For most students, this is their first exposure to eye or vision research and the experience has resulted in many students choosing academic ophthalmology or eye research as a full-time career. Awards of $2,100 are given for 2-3 months of full-time research, usually during June-August. Students receiving stipends from other sources are generally not eligible. More information is available at: http://www.fightforsight.org/Grants/Guidelines/.

Externally Reviewed.
Application Deadline: February 1, 2014

 

FOCUS Medical Student Fellowships IN WOMEN'S HEALTH at penn

FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women in Penn's Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB), invites applications from Perelman medical students for a Bertha Dagan sponsored FOCUS Fellowship, an opportunity to do full time research in an area of general women's health.  This initiative offers at least 3 Perelman men and women medical students funding for 6 months to work full-time with a faculty mentor conducting clinical or basic science research or participating in a community-based program centered around issues of women's health. Students have the option to work with a faculty member actively engaged in women's health research or to work in a community-based agency providing women's health related services, also under the guidance of a faculty mentor. More information is available at http://www.med.upenn.edu/focus/StudentFellowships.shtml or by contacting Pat Scott at pscott3@mail.med.upenn.edu.

Check out the powerpoint presentation that Dr. Hillary Bogner, FOCUS Director of Research Programs, gave at the October 1, 2012 Year Out Research Programs Information Session - click here.

Penn Reviewed. Only Penn Med students are eligible to apply.
Application Deadline: May 12, 2014

 

Foundation for Anesthesia education and research - Summer medical student anesthesia research fellowship

The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) invites applications for the Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship program.  The program supports students for 8 weeks of anesthesia-related research in the summer.  FAER offers student grant funding per week, additional grant money for student presentation at the annual meeting, and a host department grant per student to cover administrative and other expenses.  For more information and to apply, visit: http://faer.org/programs/medical-student-anesthesia-research-fellowship/.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: December 15, 2013

 

Glenn / AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging

The program is designed to give students enrolled in MD, DO, PhD, or combined-degree programs the opportunity to conduct a three-to-six-month research project focused on biomedical research in aging. The program aims to give students the chance to learn more about the field of aging research, as well as increase their understanding of the challenges involved in improving the quality of life for older people.  For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.afar.org/research/funding/glenn-afar-scholarships/.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 15, 2014

 

The Glorney-Raisbeck Medical Student Grants in Cardiovascular Research (For New York Area projects)

The New York Academy of Medicine is pleased to announce the competition for The Glorney-Raisbeck Medical Student Grants in Cardiovascular Research. Preference will be given to M.D. candidates attending medical school or conducting research in the greater New York area (New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, or New Jersey). In some cases projects outside the greater New York area will be considered, however, a mentor must be identified within the greater New York area. For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.nyam.org/grants/glorney-raisbeck-student.html.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 10, 2014

 

Harvard Catalyst Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP)

The Harvard Catalyst Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP) is an 8 week mentored summer research program open to first and second year US medical school students particularly underrepresented minorities and/or disadvantaged individuals from accredited US medical schools. The six VRIP students are responsible for the completion of a mentored research project, a written abstract, paper and oral presentation summarizing their findings. Students are also encouraged to participate in the New England Science Symposium. NESS is an annual research symposium held at HMS for minority college, medical, and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from around the US. For more information and to apply, visit: https://mfdp.med.harvard.edu/dcp-programs/medicalgraduate/visiting-research-internship-program-vrip.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 24, 2014

 

Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) - Medical Student Summer 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 (HSS). The fellowship program includes the opportunity for weekly observation of orthopaedic surgical procedures with a variety of clinical faculty. In addition, a weekly seminar series and discussion group provides the opportunity for students to expand their understanding of the fundamentals of medical research and clinical orthopaedics. The 8-week program runs from June 20–August 12, 2011, and includes a $2,400 stipend. Up to fifteen (15) fellowship awards will be granted. For more information, visit their website: http://www.hss.edu/medical-student-summer-research-fellowship.asp.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: March 11, 2014

 

HHMI Summer Medical Fellows Program

The HHMI Summer Medical Fellows Program will support up to 20 students working in HHMI laboratories (with HHMI investigators, early career scientists or at the Janelia Farm Research Campus), for a minimum of 8 consecutive weeks (10 weeks preferred). Students must be in good standing at a medical, dental, or veterinary school located in the U.S. The program is primarily aimed at those students who wish to explore the summer research experience with the intent of applying for the year-long program. For the 2013 summer program, students will receive a stipend of $5,000 for 10 weeks ($500/week for less than 10 weeks) and up to $1,000 for roundtrip relocation costs. For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.hhmi.org/grants/individuals/medfellows_summer.html.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 15, 2014

 

INFECTIOUS DISEASES SOCIETY OF AMERICA - MEDICAL Scholars program

The Infectious Diseases Society of America offers summer scholarships for medical students. The scholarship activity must focus on pediatric or adult infectious diseases and may involve either clinical or research activities. Acceptable clinical activities can range from a preceptorial relationship with an ID consultant to participation in clinical trials or any other appropriate variant of clinical activities. Clinical project scholarships will require a minimum of one year of clinical clerkships prior to initiating the scholarship activity. Acceptable research activities include all facets of infectious diseases, including epidemiology, microbiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Each student must have a mentor who is an IDSA member or fellow. For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.idsociety.org/Medical_Scholars_Program/.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 3, 2014

 

Interventional Radiology Summer Scholars Program at Penn

The Penn Interventional Radiology Department takes up to 5 Perelman first year medical students each summer to do clinical research.  The schedule is full-time -- generally 8 am – 5 pm for six weeks -- but there is flexibility.  The stipend is $250/week.  Contact Dr. Scott Trerotola at Scott.Trerotola@uphs.upenn.edu if interested. For more information, click here.

Penn Reviewed
Application Deadline: a Request for Applications will be emailed to students in January 2014.

 

Jeffrey W. Berger Medical Student Research in Ophthalmology Award At Penn

Jeffrey W. Berger, MD, PhD (1963-2001) was an assistant professor of ophthalmology (Retina Service) at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the Computer Vision Laboratory at Penn's Scheie Eye Institute. He was internationally recognized for his work on computer based retinal imaging and first editor of a major textbook on age-related macular degeneration. He was an outstanding teacher and advocate for medical students. Because of his strong commitment to mentoring students in medical research, the Jeffrey W. Berger Research Scholarship Fund is proud to announce the offering of the Jeffrey W. Berger Medical Student Research Award. The award will help to fund the student's research at Penn. Eligibility criteria: Candidates must be Penn medical students who will do at least 3 months of ophthalmology research at Penn. If you have questions, contact Dr. Joshua Dunaief at jdunaief@mail.med.upenn.edu. For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/ophthalmology/education/students/jeff-berger.htm.

Penn Reviewed
Application Deadline: August 1, 2014

 

Kevin Heaney and Judi Marvel Charities Summer Brain Tumor Research Fellowships At CHOP

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Division of Neurosurgery offers two summer research fellowships for medical students during the summer following their first year of Medical School.  The fellowship programs offer a unique combination of basic research opportunities with clinical/operating room experience alongside neurosurgeons.  Each fellowship offers a $2500-$5000 stipend.  For more information and to apply, email Dr. Adam Resnick at resnick@email.chop.edu and/or Dr. Phillip Storm at storm@email.chop.edu.

Penn Reviewed
Application Deadline: March 15, 2014

 

LUPUS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA STUDENT SUMMER FELLOWSHIP

The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) Gina Finzi Memorial Student Stummer 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.  This fellowship is stipended.  For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.lupus.org/research/gina-m.-finzi-memorial-student-summer-fellowship-program.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: March 28, 2014

 

Medical Student Health Services and Policy Research Summer Research Fellowship At Penn

The Penn Masters of Science in Health Policy Research in collaboration with the Leonard Davis Institute, the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and the Penn Division of General Internal Medicine supports research fellowship for medical students interested in working on a health services or health policy research project during the summer between their first and second years of medical school. The primary intent of the fellowship is to support medical students to work on campus under the sponsorship of a Penn faculty mentor with expertise in health services and policy research. One to three fellowships will be awarded annually in the form of a $1500 monthly stipend for up to two months. If you are interested in the fellowship and have questions, contact Dr. Judith Long at jalong@mail.med.upenn.edu. For more information, click here.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: April 1 , 2014 at 5 pm

 

Medical Students’ Sustained Training and Research Experience in Aging and Mental Health (M-STREAM)

M-STREAM replaces the program formerly known as Summer Training in Aging Research Topics – Mental Health (START-MH).  M-STREAM is a multi-site national program wherein trainees and mentors will be competitively selected from among national applicants by a committee of distinguished research mentors. The M-STREAM program will provide the selected students continued research support during all four years of medical school. The students will be paired with mentors either at their own institution or at another appropriate one. Initially, each trainee will conduct a research project for 8-12 weeks of summer between the 1st and 2nd years of medical school. If you interested in applying, please contact Dr. Hillary Bogner (Hillary.Bogner@uphs.upenn.edu), the Penn faculty member who serves as an advisor for applicants to this fellowship. For more information and to apply, visit: http://mstream.ucsd.edu/.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 1, 2014

 

Melanoma Research Foundation - Medical Student Research Grant

The purpose of the MRF Medical Student Research Grant is toprovide opportunities and funding for medical students to engage in short clinical or laboratory-based research projects focused on better understanding the biology and treatment of melanoma. Grant awards are $3,000 per award period. Length of award period is one year from the date of disbursement of the grant. For more information, visit: http://www.melanoma.org/research/research-grant-application-process.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: November 1, 2013

 

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Summer Student Fellowship Program

The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Summer Student Fellowship Program offers experience in research and clinical oncology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Fellowships are scheduled for an eight week period between June and August. Applicants will apply to work with Memorial Sloan-Kettering physicians from a list of proposed projects. First and second year medical students are eligible to apply. For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/2637.cfm.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 13, 2014 at 12:00 noon EST

 

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 medicne, epidemiology, or toxicology.  Emphasis is on learning methods of research and understanding the context of the research.  In the past, students have worked on projects including environmental determinants of breast cancer, Parkinson's disease, hypertension, onset of puberty, occupational lung disease, health effects from World Trade Center exposures, and lead and mercury toxicity. This program is funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.  These research traineeships are available for periods of eight to ten weeks during June, July, and August.  A standard NIH stipend is provided.  To apply and for more information, visit http://www.mssm.edu/departments-and-institutes/preventive-medicine/programs-and-services/environmental-and-occupational-health-summer-program

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 15, 2014

 

NASPGHAN/CDHNF - Medical Student Mentored Summer Research Program

The purpose of the NASPGHAN/CDHNF 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 the mentorship of basic or clinical scientists with a research focus in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, or nutrition. Candidates are students in good standing at accredited medical schools in the U.S. and Canada who have completed their first year of medical training and who seek to pursue a research experience between the first and second years of medical school. For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.naspghan.org/wmspage.cfm?parm1=4#lib2.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: March 14, 2014



NIH Medical Student Research Program (MSRP)

The Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health through the NIDDK and allows medical students to conduct research under the direction of an established scientist in the areas of diabetes, hormone action, physiology, islet cell biology or obesity at an institution with one of 17 NIDDK-funded Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Centers (DERC) or Diabetes Research and Training Centers (DRTC) during the summer between the first and second year or second and third year of medical school.

The goal of the Program is to encourage medical students to consider research in diabetes and its complications as a career and to educate students about diabetes. Program Consultants will assist students in selecting an appropriate research project and preceptor. Prior research experience is not required. In addition to working on his/her own research project, each student will attend a web-cast series of seminars addressing various clinical and research aspects of diabetes mellitus and its complications. All students will present their research at a scientific symposium at the end of the summer.
 
Students will spend 8-12 weeks working on their research project at a DERC or DRTC of their choice and receive a weekly stipend. Commencement dates and conclusion for the program are reasonably flexible.

Information on two centers' programs (Penn and Vanderbilt) is listed below:

Medical Student Research Program In Diabetes (MSRP) At Penn

Penn invites applications for the summer Medical Student Research Training Program (SRTP) in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases. This program allows medical students during the summer between the first and second year or second and third year to conduct diabetes or obesity-related research under the direction of an established scientist at Penn. Prior research experience is not required. In addition to working on his/her own research project, each student will attend a web-cast series of seminars. Students will spend 8-12 weeks working on their research project and receive a weekly stipend. Contact Dr. Michael Rickels at rickels@mail.med.upenn.edu if you are interested. For more information and to apply, visit: http://medicalstudentdiabetesresearch.org/.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 3, 2014

 

Vanderbilt Diabetes Center Medical Student Research Training Program (SRTP) in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metobolic Diseases

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine invites applications for the summer Medical Student Research Training Program (SRTP) in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases. This program allows medical students during the summer between the first and second year or second and third year to conduct diabetes or obesity-related research under the direction of an established scientist. Prior research experience is not required. The diabetes-related investigation is quite broad and ranges from basic laboratory studies on gene to clinical studies in humans. Program staff will assist students in selecting a preceptor.  Each student receives a weekly stipend from which expenses for travel, food and housing may be paid. Students are expected to spend 8-12 weeks in the program, but commencement, conclusion and vacation dates during the program are reasonably flexible. For more information and to apply, visit:: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/diabetes/srtp/program-description.php.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 10, 2014

Vanderbilt also has a MSRP in Kidney Disease:

Vanderbilt Medical Student Research Training Program (SRTP) in Kidney Disease

Vanderbilt School of Medicine invites applications for the Medical Student Research Training Program (SRTP) in Kidney Disease. This program provides an opportunity for medical students to conduct research under the direction of an established Vanderbilt scientist in the area of Kidney Disease during the summer between the first and second year, or the second and third year of medical school. Prior research experience is not required. The program provides a stipend. For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/mkpdc/events/2014/internship/.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 17, 2014




NIH Summer Internship Program In Biomedical Research

Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The Summer Internship Program is for high school, college, graduate, medical, and dental students. For trainees on the main campus, a wide range of summer activities are sponsored including a lecture series, informal lunchtime talks on training for research careers, and a trainee poster day. The Program lasts a minimum of eight weeks, usually from June to August; some flexibility in scheduling permits consideration of individual needs. A stipend is offered. Students are responsible for their housing and travel expenses to and from Bethesda (and other NIH locations). For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: March 1, 2014

 

National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) Summer Apprenticeship Program

NSBRI has a summer program that provides the opportunity for undergraduate, graduate or medical students to join ongoing projects in laboratories at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Interns receive an hourly wage, but the program does not cover housing or travel. If the student is unable to work for the minimum 10 weeks, the reason must be stated in the letter of interest. The review committee will consider that information when making selections. For more information, visit: http://www.nsbri.org/summerapprenticeship/.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: December 31, 2013

 

New Jersey DHSS - Cook/Rutledge Fellowship

The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Minority and Multicultural Health, is offering fellowships to graduate students who are residents of New Jersey and who are enrolled in a New Jersey university or college or attending an out of state university or college. Each fellowship provides a stipend of $6,000 that is contigent upon availability of state funds. Fellows are expected to commit to and complete full-time, supervised 8 to 10 week projects at the New Jersey DHSS. Click on the following for information: announcement/application. For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.state.nj.us/health/omh/.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline:  February 15, 2014

 

Oregon Health & Science University Campagna Scholarship in Neurological Surgery

The scholarship supports a summer semester of research under the supervision of a neurosurgical mentor at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and resident expenses in Portland, OR. Scholars will receive $5,000 for support of travel to and living expenses in Portland. Students in their first or second year of study are eligible to apply. While the fellowship guidelines say the program is 10 weeks, we have checked and they will permit Penn students to participate, even though our summer break is closer to 8 weeks. Third year students may also apply as long as they get a letter from the Dean confirming that they can have 10 weeks at OHSU. For more information, visit: http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/schools/school-of-medicine/departments/clinical-departments/neurosurgery/news-events/campagna-scholarship.cfm.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 28, 2014

 

Parkinson's Disease Foundation - Summer Student Fellowship

PDF’s Summer Fellowship Program is used to support students – from advanced undergraduates to graduate and medical students – in their pursuit of Parkinson's-related summer research projects.  The goal of the Summer Fellowship is to cultivate an early interest in Fellows into the cause and possible treatments for Parkinson's disease. Fellows work under the close supervision of a sponsor who is an expert in the Parkinson's community and oversees the project.  Typically, summer fellowships are offered for 10 weeks of clinical or laboratory work with an award of $3,000. The award is to be used to support the student's summer research, for example, to defray tuition costs of research credits or to supplement living/housing costs. For more information, visit: http://www.pdf.org/en/grant_funding_fellow#summer.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 27, 2014

 

PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY SUMMER Program AT CHOP

The program will be for 6-8 weeks during the Summer of 2013 and will be available for medical students between their first and second years or for premedical students.  There will be opportunities for continued research during the academic year for interested individuals. The research student will work with a mentor in the Electrophysiology (Arrhythmia) Section of the Pediatric Cardiology Division at CHOP on a project related to conditions that can result in sudden cardiac arrest in children or associated areas. For more information on the details of the research projects or other information, contact Dr. Victoria Vetter, Pediatric Cardiology Division, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 215-590-1962, vetter@email.chop.edu or Noreen Dugan, RN,BSN, Research Coordinator at 267-426-5247.  One to two slots will be available, but this program does NOT include funding. Students must bring their own funding or be willing to be unfunded. For more information on potential projects, click here.

Penn Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 13, 2013 - not offered in 2014

 

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

The 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-time 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. Awards will begin on July 1, 2012. The student may undertake this investigative effort at their own school or at another institution. For more information, visit: http://www.phrmafoundation.org/index.php?option=com_award&task=sdetail&id=20.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 1, 2014

 

Public Health SUMMER ASSISTANTSHIP

The Public Health Summer Assistantship (PubSA) is an 8-week public health oriented learning opportunity for medical students who have completed their first year of training. It is sponsored by the Penn Dept of Family Medicine and Community Health. Course Directors are Peter Cronholm, MD, MSCE and Heather Klusaritz, PhD, MSW. The stipend is $3,000 for the full-time commitment of 8 weeks in Summer 2014. The PubSA is a learning opportunity that will involve a structured educational program in Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) with a focus on public health. Students will be responsible for developing, implementing, and presenting an approved CBPR project under the mentorship of PubSA faculty. The PubSA provides a unique opportunity to learn about community partnerships for health and directly affect the development of novel community-based healthcare interventions. Weekly lectures in the development and execution of CBPR and public health implementation will be provided by the course directors and invited lecturers. A final presentation and paper reporting the product of these efforts are to be presented to PubSA course directors and associated community partners for successful completion of the PubSA. Participants will be expected to dedicate full-time to this effort for the duration of the summer recess with allowance for vacation time to be worked out on an individual basis. To apply, please submit a letter of interest along with your CV by March 15, 2014. For more information, please contact Heather Klusaritz at heather.klusaritz@uphs.upenn.edu or Dr. Cronholm at peter.cronholm@uphs.upenn.edu.

Penn Reviewed
Application Deadline: March 15, 2014

 

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

The RSNA Research Medical Student Grant aims to make radiology research opportunities possible for medical students and to encourage them, early in their medical careers, to consider academic radiology. Students are expected to complete a 3-month, full-time (or equivalent) research project under the guidance of a scientific advisor in the department of Radiology or Radiation Oncology at Penn. Funding is $3,000 from RSNA and $3,000 from the department of Radiology or Radiation Oncology at Penn for a total stipend of $6,000 for the medical student. Students interested in Radiology should contact Scott Trerotola, MD, at streroto@uphs.upenn.edu, and submit applications to him for review before applying to RSNA.  Students interested in Radiation Oncology should contact Neha Vapiwala, MD at vapiwala@xrt.upenn.edu, and express interest in applying (although Rad Onc funding was not available for 2010). For more information about the RSNA and to download the application, visit: http://www.rsna.org/Research_Medical_Student_Grant.aspx

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 1, 2014

 

Reading Hospital and Medical Center Student Summer Training Grant Program

The Reading Hospital and Medical Center is offering seven paid 6-week summer internships for first year students who have a high aptitude and strong interest in pursuing a career as a physician. This six week program will involve an observership in various clinical forums, didactics relevant to a student anticipating a career in medicine and participation in a clinical research project. Students receive a stipend of $2500 in addition to free meals and parking. For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.readinghealth.org/healthcare-professionals/education-and-research/medical-students/undergrad-internships/student-summer-training-program/.

[Note:  this program provides some research exposure, but it is not exclusively research oriented like the other listings on this website.]

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: March 18, 2014

 

Robert L. Mayock Student Research Fellowship

The Robert L. Mayock Student Research Fellowship provides basic science and translational research opportunities for medical students and senior undergraduates to work full-time for 8-10 weeks during the summer in one of the Pulmonary & Critical Care Research Laboratories. Students from the University of Pennsylvania as well as other institutions are eligible to apply.  Accepted applicants will receive a stipend of $3,500 and support to attend a national scientific meeting. For more information and to apply, visit:
http://www.pennmedicine.org/lung/academics/residencies-fellowships/summer-research-fellowship-mayock.html

Penn Reviewed
Application Deadline: April 1, 2014

 

Roswell Park Cancer Institute Summer Programs

Roswell Park Summer Research Experience in Oncology - Explore the mysteries of the cancer cell by participating in a basic scientific research program. Special emphasis is placed on cancer prevention through lectures and practical experiences. The Roswell Park program provides competitive stipend support for students in the health professions (medicine, dentistry, osteopathy) to engage in clinical and/or basic scientific research for an eight week period. For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.roswellpark.edu/education/summer-programs/medical-dental-pa-students

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 3, 2014

 

St. Baldrick's Summer Fellows Program - Pediatric Oncology

St. Baldrick's Summer Fellow program provides funding for students to work in a pediatric oncology research lab for the summer after their first year of medical school. Students conduct a research project and the experience may encourage them to choose childhood cancer research as a specialty. For more information, visit: http://www.stbaldricks.org/grant-types/. If you are interested in applying, contact Jennifer Rosa, rosaj@email.chop.edu, who coordinates the internal CHOP review process.

Internally Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 31, 2014

 

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

The Pediatric Oncology Education program at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is funded by the National Institutes of Health / National Cancer Institute. The POE program offers a unique opportunity for students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, allied health, and veterinary medicine to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. The program provides short-term training experiences in either laboratory research or clinical research. A primary goal of the program is to encourage students to pursue a career in cancer research, either as a laboratory-based scientist or a physician scientist. Thus, qualified students with an interest in cancer research are particularly encouraged to apply. Time requirements are: 9-12 weeks at St. Jude for students already in medical school. The student is expected to work full-time (i. e. 40 hours per week). There is no specific start and end date for the program, but students should plan to start on a Monday (Tuesday, if Monday is a holiday) in May or June and finish on a Friday in August.The salary will be $8.00 per hour. For more information and to apply, visit:  http://www.stjude.org/poe/.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 1, 2014

 

Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center - CUPID Program

The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins is sponsoring a summer fellowship for first and second year medical students entitled “Cancer in the Under-Privileged, Indigent or Disadvantaged” (CUPID). CUPID is a unique program that is designed to address the chronic problem of persistent cancer health disparities. The CUPID program is an 8 week summer fellowship for medical students who have demonstrated interest in caring for underserved populations and who are exploring careers in oncology. The summer fellows will be chosen based on their interest in oncology and health care disparities. In addition, the summer fellows will receive a $5,000.00 stipend, free housing and a free gym membership for the summer. For more information and to apply, visit: http://cupid.onc.jhmi.edu/.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 31, 2014

 

Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society - Grants in aid of research program

The program awards grants of $1,000 or less to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering. Designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $2,500 for astronomy or vision related research. Students use the funding to pay for travel expenses to and from a research site, or for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project. While membership in Sigma Xi is not a requirement for applying for funding from the Grants-in-Aid of Research program, approximately 75% of funds are restricted for use by dues paying student members of Sigma Xi or students whose project advisor is a dues paying member of Sigma Xi. Students from any country are eligible to receive funding.  For more info. and to apply, visit:  http://www.sigmaxi.org/programs/giar/index.shtml

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: March 15 and October 15 annually (contact Sigma Xi directly for advice on funding cycles).

 

Society for the History of Navy Medicine Graduate and Medical Professional Student Research Grant

The Society for the History of Navy Medicine announces a new annual grant of up to $1500 for research in the history of naval or maritime medicine. The grant is intended to support work being done by a student enrolled in a program leading to a degree above the baccalaureate level in history, medical history or the medical professions.  For more info. and to apply, visit: http://historyofnavymedicine.org/programs/studentresearchgrant/.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: April 15, 2014

 

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 enrolled in a degree-granting program and a member (student) of SSSS.  Funds to support 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. The names of all award winners are announced during the November SSSS Annual Meeting.  For more information and to apply, visit:  http://www.sexscience.org/student_research_grants.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 1 and June 1 annually

 

Strong Children's Research Center Summer Training Program

Strong Children's Research Center in Rochester, NY, funds a 10-week summer program for students who plan to pursue a medical education and a biomedical research career.  The program supports basic and clinical research directed to the cause, prevention, and treatment of the diseases of infants, children, and adolescents, as well as studies of developmental biology, child and adolescent development, the delivery of health services, and interventions designed to improve the outcomes of clinical pediatric practice.  Student trainees will participate in research and clinical seminars, and will associate with each other as well as trainees enrolled in similar programs in the Medical Center.  At the end of their training, the students will be asked to complete a written report as well as present the results of their research at a poster session held in August for all summer scholars.  Participants receive a stipend and housing for out-of-area applicants is available at a Residential Life facility.  For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/pediatrics/research/summer_program/.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 28, 2014

 

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center - Summer Research Program for Medical Students

The purpose of the Summer Research Program for Medical Students is to provide participants with firsthand biomedical research experience in the basic or clinical sciences. Student projects are submitted by MD Anderson faculty mentors and will reflect the ongoing research efforts of the institution's clinics and laboratories. Individuals selected for the program will actively participate in both the technical aspects of their projects and the interpretation of experimental data. At the end of their summer experience, students will submit their research data in journal article format. Program trainees will be afforded the opportunity to acquire research skills and, through participation in institutional seminars and lectures, receive information that will be valuable in assessing their career goals related to research and patient care in oncology.  For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.mdanderson.org/education-and-research/education-and-training/schools-and-programs/summer-science-programs/index.html.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 28, 2014

 

Washington University in St. Louis 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. For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.mir.wustl.edu/education/internal.asp?NavID=95.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 27, 2014

 



 

Underrepresented Minority Student Short Term Research Opportunities

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY --Jeanne Spurlock Research Fellowship in Drug Abuse and Addiction for Minority Medical Students

The AACAP Jeanne Spurlock Minority Medical Student Research Fellowship in Drug Abuse and Addiction, supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), offers a unique opportunity for minority medical students 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 funding for 8-12 weeks of summer research under a child and adolescent psychiatrist researcher/mentor. Participants are required to attend the AACAP Annual Meeting to present their research in a new research poster session. (Complimentary registration and travel reimbursement for the Annual Meeting are included in addition to the fellowship stipend.) For more information and to apply, visit:  http://www.aacap.org/cs/students/opportunities/SpurlockResearch.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 14, 2014

 

American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) - Minority Summer Fellowship Award

The ASTRO Minority Summer Fellowship Award purpose is to introduce medical students from under-represented minority groups early in their medical education to the discipline of radiation oncology. In an effort to promote radiation oncology as a career choice, the fellowship will provide medical students with a unique training opportunity that focuses on mentoring and hands-on experience in radiation oncology clinical and lab disciplines. The ASTRO Award offers each student a $3,000 package that includes a $2,400 stipend for an eight-week training program and $600 to attend the ASTRO Annual Meeting. For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.astro.org/Research/Funding-Opportunities/ASTRO-Supported-Grants/Minority-Summer-Fellowship/Index.aspx.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: March 7, 2014

 

American Society of Hematology (ASH) Minority Medical Student Award Program

The ASH Minority Medical Student Award Program is an 8 - 12 week experience in hematology-related biomedical, behavioral, clinical or social science research for minority students from the United States and Canada in their early years of medical school.  Up to ten participants will be selected each year.  Awardees receive a research stipend, travel and lodging allowance, and a travel allowance to attend the ASH annual meeting.  If you are eligible and interested in applying, please contact Dr. J. Eric Russell ( jeruss@mail.med.upenn.edu), the Penn faculty member who serves as an advisor for applicants to this fellowship. For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.hematology.org/Awards/Medical-Student/383.aspx.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline:  March 10, 2014

 

Case Western Reserve University Heart, Lung & Blood diversity research internship

The short-term Heart, Lung & Blood diversity research internship program sponsored by the NIH at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine for over a decade is once again offered for Summer 2012. These internships have traditionally been offered to undergraduates and medical students underrepresented in biomedical science including African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, as well as to those with disabilities or who have experienced significant disadvantages. Prior interns have actively participated in laboratory or clinical research studies during the summer with faculty mentors at Case Western Reserve, University Hospitals of Cleveland and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, among our affiliates. Many have presented their work at major national meetings and have gone on to academic careers. Students are paid for two months ($3500) participation with additional pro-rated stipend for longer periods. Start and end dates for the minimum 8 week program are approximately May 28-July 27, 2012 but are flexible. Additional support for economy travel and partial funds for dormitory housing are available for those from outside the Cleveland area. The Steering Committee will select applicants and work to match their interests with sponsoring faculty members. For additional information, please review the website at http://casemed.case.edu/omp/SummerResearch.cfm.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 1, 2014

 

Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology - Medical Student Rotation

The ASCO Medical Student Rotation, funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure Diversity Initiative, provides 8- to 10-week clinical or clinical research oncology rotations for U.S. medical students from populations underrepresented in medicine who are interested in pursuing oncology as a career. Recipients receive a $5,000 stipend for the rotation plus $1,500 for future travel to the ASCO Annual Meeting. An additional $2,000 will be provided to support the student's mentor.  For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.conquercancerfoundation.org/foundation/Cancer+Professionals/Funding+Opportunities/Complete+Listing+of+
Funding+Opportunities/Medical+Student+Rotation
.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: December 17, 2013

 

HVTN Research and Mentorship Program (RAMP) Scholar Grants

The HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) is now accepting applications for 2012 Research and Mentorship Program (RAMP) Scholar Grants to attract new minds and new ideas to the field. Grant recipients will work under the mentorship of HVTN-affiliated investigators to conduct short-term research projects in areas of basic, clinical, behavioral and social science. Scholars can apply for one of two RAMP tracks:

Track One: Summer program or 4th year research elective
* 8-16 week research project mentored by an HVTN Investigator
* Travel to an HIV Vaccine Trials Unit in the US or abroad
* Maximum award of $20,000

Track Two: Year-long program
* Research at an HIV Vaccine Trials Unit in the US with up to 16 weeks at an international HIV Vaccine Trials Unit
* Can be timed with a planned masters or doctoral program, or be a distinct, non-degree associated research-focused year
* Maximum award of $60,000

The complete Request for Applications can be found at http://www.hvtn.org/en/science/scholar-awards/ramp-scholars.html.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 24, 2014

 

Massachusetts General Hospital Summer Research TrainEE program (SRTP)

The Summer Research Trainee Program is a mandatory eight weeks in length. Students will be paired with a preceptor who will work closely with them, providing guidance and instruction in techniques necessary to address current problems in science and medicine. The student will participate in a new or ongoing project and assume increasing independence during the course of the program. A living stipend of $ 4,000 for food and other necessities is provided along with housing costs (lodging arrangements provided near the hospital). For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.massgeneral.org/mao/education/internship.aspx?id=5

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline:  February 14, 2014

 

Mayo Clinic Summer Research Fellowship (SRF)

The Mayo Clinic has a Summer Research Fellowship for minority medical students between 1st and 2nd year of Medical School. The eight-week Research Fellowship matches students with Mayo Clinic investigators based on their interests. For many years the specific and unique health needs of underrepresented populations in the U.S. have been inadequately studied. One reason for this is the extreme shortage of clinical investigators from underrepresented groups. Although progress has been made toward increasing the number of underrepresented clinicians, little, if any, increase in the number of clinical investigators has occurred. Mayo Clinic offers a comprehensive training program for patient-oriented research. In addition to their research project, students attend a series of seminars and presentations that introduce them to clinical research methods. For more information and to apply, visit:  http://www.mayo.edu/msgme/diversity-srf.html.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline:  March 1 - rolling admissions starting in fall, so apply early!



National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute (NHLBI) For African-American, Hispanic/Latino, and/or Native American Students

This short-term grant is funded by the NHLBI and is specifically dedicated to underrepresented minority students at the Perelman School of Medicine. The grant is primarily intended for basic science research in areas related to heart, lung, and blood, but the grant can also support a limited number of students doing clinical research. The NHLBI grant can support Scholarly Pursuit projects. The stipend is $1,873 per month plus research-related funds.  The Program Director is Dr. Horace DeLisser and interested students should contact him directly. For the application, click here. Submit your application to Amy Nothelfer in the Combined Degree Office, Suite 100 Annex Stemmler Hall (Room 104).

Application deadline for summer start date:  April 30, 2014
Application Deadline (non-summer start date):  Rolling basis.  Proposals should be submitted at least two months in advance of proposed start date.

The NHLBI grant is administered by the Combined Degree and Physician Scholar Programs Office and provides short term research funding for Perelman medical students.

To be considered for funding, your project must meet the guidelines, as described below. 

Guidelines:

APPLICATION PROCESS

1) Perelman medical students must identify a mentor and work with that individual to develop a specific research proposal.  For a list of potential mentors, click here.

2) Download the application and guidelines.

The application has four parts:
a) cover sheet;
b) research proposal written by the student;
c) information provided by the mentor
(i.e. mentor form and NIH biosketch - see application); and
d) IRB or IACUC protocol approval documentation (if necessary for your project) or, at least, notification of stage in approval process.
(Note: Students must have an approved IRB or IACUC protocol prior to beginning their research project.)

3) Submit application to Amy Nothelfer in the Combined Degree Office, 104 Stemmler Hall, by hard copy or email to nothelfe@mail.med.upenn.edu.

In your research proposal it is vital that you clearly identify your own investigative role in the work, and briefly outline the goals of your project.  Students can not be funded for work that is limited to data collection, conducting questionnaires, chart review, etc.  You must be engaged in analysis and, ideally, project design as well.  Your work must be fundamental and investigative, not merely interpretive.  Also, note that two to three months is a very brief time in which to conduct research.  It is essential that you and your mentor outline realistic goals for the period of the project.

Funding decisions are made by the PI.  After submitting a proposal, applicants may be interviewed by the PI or a member of the Advisory Committee.  The Combined Degree Office will provide you with information about arranging the interview. 

If you receive funding, you are obligated to inform the Combined Degree and Physician Scholar Programs Office immediately if there are any changes to the duration or content of the project.  In addition, as a condition of accepting the award, you must give a presentation at the fall STER Symposium, provide a final report at the end of the funded period, and acknolwedge the NHLBI grant as the primary funding source in any formal presentations or publications. You will also be expected to participate in regular lab meetings, training in ethical conduct of research, and other relevant activities.  In addition, you are obligated to respond promptly to any request for information from NIH or from the Combined Degree and Physician Scholar Programs Office during your project and after you project has been completed.  The granting agencies will require long-term follow up on all trainees so you will be required to provide the office with information even after you graduate.



NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research for underrepresented minority students

African-American, Hispanic/Latino and Native American students are eligible. This program allows faculty members who hold specific, commonly held types of NIH research grants to request additional money to fund an underrepresented minority student for a research experience that is an integral part of the parent grant. A six page research description must be submitted, along with additional documentation, to the institute which funds the parent grant. The proposal must be submitted at least eight weeks prior to the start date of the project. Funds may be requested for a short term or long term projects. See the information on the NIH website for complete details, http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-149.html, or drop by the Combined Degree Office.

Penn Reviewed
Application Deadline: Rolling

 

Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (OMHD) - CDC

The Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (OMHD) sponsors several summer internship programs, which contain a research component, for underrepresented minority students in the area of public health. Check out the different opportunities listed on there website at: http://www.cdc.gov/minorityhealth/internships/opportunities.html#Other.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: 

 



 

Global Health Short Term Research Opportunities

Some of the Short Term Research Opportunities listed above can be used for a global health research experience (e.g. Alpha Omega Alpha Student Research Fellowship, etc). Please read the information for each opportunity carefully.

In addition, the Global Health Programs Office has a website, which lists funding opportunities for short term global health research experiences. For more information, visit: http://www.med.upenn.edu/globalhealth/funding.shtml.