Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Research & Fellowship Opportunities for
Penn Med Students

Travel Grants

There are many conference travel funding opportunities on the web. Penn medical students are strongly encouraged to research opportunities that suit their area of research.

- Sample of Travel Grants

- Underrepresented Minority Student Travel Grants

  • AAAP Medical Student, Resident, Fellow Travel Award — American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry has three travel awards available for medical students, residents and fellows.  All awards would help defray the costs of travel, lodging and the meeting registration fee will be waived.
  • AACAP Life Members Mentorship Grants for Medical Students — The MGM provides the opportunity for seven medical students to attend the AACAP Annual Meeting and receive an introduction into the field of child and adolescent psychiatry through the AACAP Mentorship Program.
  • AAFP Family Medicine Leads Scholarships — The American Academy of Family Physicians supports Family Medicine residents and medical students to attend the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students.
  • AAHM Travel Grant — The American Association for the History of Medicine is offering eligible medical students, graduate students, and independent scholars who have a paper accepted for the program to apply for assistance with their travel costs. Travel grant applications are included in letters to those whose abstracts are accepted for the program of the annual meeting.
  • AAN Medical Student Scholarship to the Annual Meeting — The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the Association of University Professors of Neurology (AUPN) are pleased to sponsor the Medical Student Scholarship to the AAN Annual Meeting. We are able to offer 40 $1,000 scholarships to U.S. and Canadian medical students who are SIGN chapter members to attend the meeting.
  • ACOG John Gibbons Medical Student Travel Award (Members only) — The John Gibbons Medical Student Award program is offered to help encourage medical students to select obstetrics and gynecology as their chosen specialty. John M. Gibbons Jr., MD is a past president of ACOG who recognized the importance of medical students to the future of our specialty. This award is currently being offered to help supplement medical student travel expenses incurred while attending the ACOG Annual Clinical Meeting (ACM).
  • ACPM Future Leaders in Preventive Medicine Travel Grant — The American College of Preventive Medicine is pleased to offer eligible candidates one of ten $500 travel grants to attend Preventive Medicine (ACPM's annual meeting). Eligible candidates must be medical students, who are ACPM members, and interested in preventive medicine and public health.
  • AHA Scientific Sessions Travel Stipends — AHA Scientific Council Travel Awards recognize promising and outstanding investigators in the early stages of their careers, and provide travel assistance for trainees and early career investigators to participate in AHA scientific meetings.
  • APA Travel Scholarship for Medical Students — The American Psychiatric Association scholarships support travel and related costs for racial/ethnic and underrepresented minority medical students considering a career in psychiatry to attend either the Annual Meeting in May or the IPS: The Mental Health Services Conference in October.
  • ARO Resident/Medical Student Travel Awards — The Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO) announces that applications are now being accepted for travel awards for residents and medical students in the field of Otolaryngology to attend the ARO MidWinter Meeting. Awards of $500 each are being offered to defray travel and lodging costs associated with attendance at the ARO's annual meeting.
  • ASCP Medical Student Travel Grant — The American Society for Clinical Pathology invites medical students to attend the ASCP Annual Meeting, which will allow students to learn from renowned educators and experts on critical topics that will help them navigate the challenging issues they will face in their future practice, enhance their career success and ultimately provide better patient outcomes. For 2018, they are offering, in addition to free registration for the meeting, a travel grant to offset the expense of attending the ASCP 2018 Annual Meeting.
  • ASIP-APSA Partnership Trainee Travel Award — ASIP offers American Society for Investigative Pathology-American Physician Scientists Association Partnership Trainee Travel Award to attend the ASIP Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology. This award was designed to promote the entry of young physician-scientists into the mainstream of the basic science community and to encourage the participation of young investigative pathologists in the ASIP Annual Meeting. ASIP is offering a special ASIP-APSA Partnership Trainee Travel Award of $750 for trainee members of APSA to attend the Experimental Biology Meeting.
  • ASM Student and Post Doctoral Fellows Travel Grants — The American Society for Microbiology offers information on many Student and Post Doctoral Fellows Travel Grants.
  • ASRM Medical Student Travel Grant — The American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery’s purpose of existence is to promote, encourage, foster, and advance the art and science of microsurgery and complex reconstruction. To do this the organization has established a forum for teaching, research and free discussion of reconstructive microsurgical methods and principles. Yearly, the ASRM holds a scientific annual meeting which has a longstanding tradition of presenting cutting edge topics in microsurgery, panel discussions and instructional courses applicable to the clinician as well as the researcher. The American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery is committed to investing in the future of microsurgery. Therefore, the ASRM has implemented a scholarship program to assist medical students that want to attend the annual meeting.
  • Cedars-Sinai Neurosurgery Medical Student Travel Grant — This travel grant supports individuals with a strong interest in pursuing neurosurgical training at Cedars-Sinai. During their neurosurgery sub-internship*, the recipient will have the unique opportunity to get to know our residents, faculty and research programs. A stipend of $2500 will be awarded to qualified medical students to reduce the transportation and housing costs incurred during their neurosurgery rotation. *Elective rotations are offered via the Visiting Students Learning Opportunities (VSLO) program. For more information, please contact Samantha Phu.
  • ISC Young Investigator Travel Award — A number of Young Investigator Travel Awards (YITA) will be given to applicants under the age of 35 attending the ICC. The award will cover the cheapest airfare and accommodation at a reasonable hotel as well as free registration. This award will be made for research based on scientific merit presented at the congress. All young scientists who are submitting presentations are encouraged to apply. The award will be based on the abstracts submitted by the applicant who should be the presenting author.
  • No Stomach For Cancer - Mhari Saito Scholarship — No Stomach For Cancer has established a scholarship in the name of Mhari Saito, who embodied the mission of No Stomach For Cancer, to support research and unite the caring power of people worldwide affected by stomach cancer. Mhari passed away from stomach cancer on April 15, 2013. This scholarship, which will be awarded annually in the amount of at least $1,000, has been established to help medical students, and other healthcare professionals in training attend a major educational or scientific conference of a national or international medical or professional association that relates to gastric cancer.
  • Penn GAPSA Professional Student Travel Grant — One option for medical students is a small grant offered by GAPSA to support the travel expenses of professional students (including MD students) to attend conferences. (Note: MD/PhD and MD/research Masters students are eligible for the Research Student Travel Grant during their PhD/Masters years.)
  • Penn GAPSA President Gutmann Leadership Award — President Amy Gutmann has generously provided additional funding to GAPSA to augment GAPSA’s funding for graduate and professional student travel. The award will be given to students presenting at either an international conference, or a conference within the United States that would normally be out of their budget even with an individual travel grant through the Research or Professional Student Councils.
  • Penn Orthopaedic Student Scholar Presentation Award — provides multiple $500-750 travel stipends for Penn medical students with the opportunity to present their research findings at a national orthopaedic surgery conference.
  • Society for the History of Navy Medicine – Travel Grant — The Society was founded to promote and support research, scholarship and publication of work concerning all aspects of the history of navy, or maritime, medicine. To encourage this, the Society will provide one annual travel grant up to $750 to present a paper on any relevant topic at the Society’s Annual Meeting and Papers Session.
  • SIR Medical Student Travel Scholarships — The Society for Interventional Radiology (SIR) is now offering Annual Scientific Meeting scholarships for IRs-in-training. The awards will provide IRs-in-training with the opportunity to learn about IR at an early stage in their medical career. Selected scholars will attend the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting -- an experience that includes dedicated educational programming, learning from the leaders in the field and networking with IRs from across the world.
  • SVS General Surgery Resident/Medical Student Travel Scholarship — The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) is funding travel scholarships for medical students and general surgery residents to the Vascular Annual Meeting.
  • Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) - SNMMI is excited to announce a new Resident and Medical Student Program during its flagship Annual Meeting (2018). This two-day program includes informative educational content and networking opportunities for residents and medical students interested in learning more about pursuing a career in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, and it is FREE for medical students to attend.
  • Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology Minority Travel Grant — The Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology (FGTB) is offering a travel grant to minority early career investigators and students who will be presenting research at the AHA’s Scientific Sessions. The award will honor accomplished minority students and minority early career investigators while enabling them to get more involved in the AHA and in Scientific Sessions.