Summer Research Opportunities

AAMC List of Medical Student Research Opportunities 
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Summer Research Opportunities

ACR Rheumatology Research Foundation: Medical and Graduate Student Research Preceptorship
Purpose:

A full-time clinical or research mentorship with an established rheumatology professional; students can choose a four- or eight-week clinical preceptorship or an eight-week research preceptorship. The purpose is to encourage medical and graduate students to consider a career in rheumatology.

Eligibility:

Preceptor must be an ACR or ARHP member; student must be enrolled in an LCME accredited medical school. Students may apply during any year of their medical studies.

Funds:

$2000-$4000 plus complimentary registration and up to $1000 in travel expenses to attend the ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.

Deadline:

Applications are due November 1, 2018.

Alpha Omega Alpha: Carolyn L. Kuckstein Student Research Fellowship
Purpose:

The purpose of the fellowship is to foster the development of the next generation of medical researchers. The opportunity provides financial support for research to be conducted either during a continual period of a minimum of 8 to 10 weeks; 30 hours or more per week, or an average of 4 hours per week for 12 months over a period of 1 to 2 years, for clinical investigation, basic laboratory research, epidemiology, social science/health services research, leadership, or professionalism. Funds from the fellowship are expected to be the major source of support for the student. Only one candidate from each school may be nominated. A student may only receive one fellowship during medical school.

Eligibility:

First-, second-, and third-year students from schools with active AΩA chapters are eligible. PhDs and candidates for MD/PhD are not eligible. Only one candidate from each school may be nominated. A student may only receive one fellowship during medical school.

Funds:

$5000, one-half paid on announcement of the award, and one-half on approval by AΩA of a final report of the research. Up to $1000 will be reimbursed for travel to present Fellowship research results at a national meeting within one year of distribution of the final award check.

Deadline:

Proposals must be submitted to dean-for-meded@bsd.uchicago.edu before December 31, 2018. The final application to the national office must be postmarked no later than January 31, 2019.

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Summer Medical Student Fellowships
Purpose:

The AACAP Summer Medical Student Fellowships offer a chance for medical students to explore a career in child and adolescent psychiatry, gain valuable work experience, and meet leaders in the child and adolescent psychiatry field.

Eligibility:

Applicants must be students enrolled in accredited US medical schools and must obtain AACAP membership (free for medical students). Students must commit to working full-time for 12 consecutive weeks.

Funds:

$3500 for 12 weeks of clinical or research training under a child and adolescent psychiatrist mentor.

Deadline:

The deadline is March 1, 2019

American Foundation for Aging Research (AFAR) Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program
Purpose:

The AFAR MSTAR Program provides medical students with an enriching experience in aging-related research and geriatrics, under the mentorship of top experts in the field. This program introduces students to research and academic experiences early in their training that they might not otherwise have during medical school. Participants will be invited to present a poster at the Annual Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society.

Eligibility:

Any medical student in good standing who will have successfully completed one year of edical school by June 2019. Applicants must participate full-time for a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 12 weeks.

Funds:

Awardees will receive stipends of approximately $1980/month (actual amounts vary based on specific appointment period of individual students).

Deadline:

The deadline to apply is January 2019.

American Society of Hematology: Minority Medical Student Award Program (Summer Project Option)
Purpose:

The ASH Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP) provides underrepresented minority medical students with an opportunity to conduct a research project under the supervision of an ASH member, receive guidance from a career-development mentor, gain valuable knowledge of hematology, and ultimately advance their careers. 

Eligibility:

Identify as an underrepresented in medicine minority, enrolled in an MD, DO, or MD-PhD program, between first and second year of medical school.

Funds:

$5000 Stipend and $2000 for research supplies.

Deadline:

The deadline to request an ASH mentor is November 15, 2018. The application deadline is January 15, 2019.

American Urological Association: Summer Medical Student Fellowship Program
Purpose:

The Summer Medical Student Fellowship Program is a chance for outstanding medical students to pursue urology research by engaging them in summer research fellowships alongside world-class urologic scientists.

Eligibility:

Current or matriculating medical students who do not hold advanced research degrees (e.g., PhD, MPH, or MSc) are eligible. 

Funds:

$4,000

Deadline:

Applications will open in Fall 2018 and are due in January 2019.

Arnold P. Gold Foundation: Student Summer Research Fellowships
Purpose:

The Student Summer Research Fellowship is awarded for research into community health and cultural competency issues. Although this is a research-based Fellowship, the focus should be on humanistic patient care and as such the proposal should show significant interaction with the target population.

Eligibility:

Students of medicine at an accredited US or Canadian school of allopathy or osteopathy may apply.

Funds:

$4,000 stipend for 10-week period

Deadline:

The application will open in Fall 2018.

ASTRO: Minority Summer Fellowship Award
Purpose:

The purpose of the ASTRO Minority Summer Fellowship Award is to introduce medical students from backgrounds that are under-represented in medicine to the discipline of radiation oncology early in their medical education. Medical students in all years are encouraged to apply; preference will be given to first- and second-year students. In an effort to promote radiation oncology as a career choice, the fellowship will provide medical students with an experience designed to expose students to clinical, basic and translational research questions in radiation oncology.

Eligibility:

Applicant must be enrolled in a U.S. medical school and be in good standing at the time the application is submitted, who is able to identify a mentor with a successful record of research productivity.

Funds:

The ASTRO Minority Summer Fellowship Grant will offer two students a $4,500 package that includes a $3,500 stipend for the eight-week training program and $1,000 toward the cost of travel to the Annual Meeting.

Deadline:

Applications will open in Fall 2018 and are due in February 2019.

CNS/CSNS: Medical Student Summer Fellowship in Socioeconomic Research
Purpose:

The CNS/CSNS Medical Student Socioeconomic Fellowship supports a medical student conducting research on a socioeconomic issue impacting neurosurgical practice.

Eligibility:

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.

Funds:

$3,500

Deadline:

Applications for 2019-2020 will be due in February 2019.

Fight for Sight: Summer Student Fellowship
Purpose:

Summer Student Fellowships are available to undergraduates, graduate, and medical students who are interested in pursuing eye-related clinical or basic research.

Eligibility:

Undergraduates, graduate and medical students.

Funds:

Unrestricted awards of $2,500 are given for two to three months of full-time research, usually during June-August. Students receiving stipends from other sources are generally not eligible.

Deadline:

Applications are due in February 2019.

Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER): Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship Summer Program
Purpose:

FAER's Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship (MSARF) program provides funding to support medical students for 8 weeks in the summer in focusing on anesthesiology research, training in scientific methods and techniques, and learning how to incorporate research into a medical career

Eligibility:

Medical student enrolled full-time an an accredited US or Canadian medical school, in the first, second, or third year of school.

Funds:

$3200 stipend to cover relocation, housing, and/or health insurance, plus additional funding to cover travel to a national meeting.

Deadline:

Applications open in December 2018. The application deadline is January 2019.

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Summer Institute for Medical Students (SIMS)
Purpose:

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation presents the Summer Institute for Medical Students (SIMS), an intensive weeklong immersion program for medical students who are interested in learning about the dynamics of the Disease of Addiction.

Funds:

In addition to the SIMS training, flights, hotel, and meals are provided through this funded scholarship.

Deadline:

Applications will open in December 2018 and are due in March 2019.

Lupus Foundation of America: Gina M. Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowship Program
Purpose:

The Gina M. Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowship Program seeks to cultivate an interest in lupus research among young scientists by finding studies conducted under the supervision of an established lupus investigator.

Eligibility:

Preference will be given to medical students who have already earned a baccalaureate degree. 

Funds:

The Foundation provides 6 awards of $4,000 each.

Deadline:

Applications will open in January 2019.

MD Anderson Cancer Center Summer Program for First-Year Medical Students
Purpose:

The First-Year Medical Student Program is a 10-week program that offers hands-on experience in biomedical, translational, or clinical research. Students are matched with a mentor from MD Anderson's research or clinical faculty. Participants work alongside the mentor in a lab or clinic on projects designed by faculty to reflect current research. Workshops and lectures provide opportunities to connect with faculty, residents, postdoctoral and clinical fellows, and other participants. Through the program, students assess goals related to careers in cancer research and patient care. The program culminates with a symposium in which participants present talks and posters on their research projects to peers and faculty.

Eligibility:

Students in good academic standing who have completed their first year at an accredited US medical school are eligible.

Funds:

Participants receive a $5000 stipend for the complete 10-week period. The stipend is intended to subsidize housing, meals, and travel expenses.

Deadline:

You may apply starting in December 2018. Applications will be accepted through January 2019.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: Summer Fellowship Program
Purpose:

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program is a research program for first- and second-year students at US medical schools who are interested in careers as physician-scientists in the field of oncology and/or related biomedical sciences.

Eligibility:

Only medical students in good standing who are currently in their first or second year at an accredited United States medical school are eligible to apply.

Funds:

Participants receive a stipend of $5,800 for eight weeks participation in the program.

Deadline:

The application will open in Fall 2018 for the Summer 2019 program.

NIDDK Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes
Purpose:

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 the NIDDK-funded Research Centers during the summer between the first and second year or second and third year of medical school. The Program helps students gain an improved understanding of career opportunities in biomedical research and a comprehensive understanding of diabetes, its clinical manifestations and its unsolved problems. Prior research experience is not required.

Eligibility:

Rising second and third year students who are US citizens or permanent residents.

Funds:

Stipend of approximately $1950 per month. A travel allowance will be provided for the research symposium August 1-2, 2018 in Nashville, TN.

Deadline:

The application deadline for Summer 2019 is in January 2019.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute: Summer Research Experience Program in Oncology
Purpose:

Through this internship experience, you will gain either first-hand research or clinical experience by working full-time on an independent clinical or scientific cancer-related research project. You are able choose and rank projects in the application process based on your research preference and interests. Your experience will take place in the collaborative environment of a cancer research laboratory or clinic headed by a world-renowned cancer researcher or clinician. In the research laboratory you will work alongside graduate students, post-doctoral scholars and laboratory technicians. If your project is in the clinical setting, you will work within a team of staff physicians, nurses and clinical residents. Your experience will be supported by a curriculum of learning and professional development activities.

Eligibility:

First-year medical students. Program takes place in the summer between first and second year of medical school. 

Funds:

The allowance for the 8-week program is $3,200.

Deadline:

Deadline is January 2019.

Society of Hospital Medicine: Student Hospitalist Scholar Grant Summer Program
Purpose:

The Society of Hospital Medicine - Student Hospitalist Scholar Grant (SHM-SHSG) awardees will complete scholarly work with an active SHM mentor in a project related to patient safety/quality improvement or other areas relevant to the field of hospital medicine. The project should be conducted during the summer between the first/second years of medical school.

Eligibility:

Applicants must be a student member of SHM. Applicants must identify a mentor who is a current and active member of SHM with whom s/he can conduct a full-time scholarly project; with interest, please contact Dr. Vineet Arora (varora@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu). Students must be in good standing; MSTP students are not eligible to apply.

Funds:

Recipients receive $500/week for the summer and the stipend is meant to cover salary support for the student exclusively. Additionally, up to $1,500 will be reimbursed to the student for travel-related expenses to attend the annual SHM Hospital Medicine conference. Registration will be complimentary for the student scholars.

Deadline:

The application will open in October 2018 and is due in February 2019.

The New York Academy of Medicine: David E. Rogers Fellowship Program
Purpose:

The David E. Rogers Student Fellowship Award is meant to enrich the educational experiences of medical and dental students through projects that bear on medicine and dentistry as they contribute to the health of communities, and to address the human needs of underserved or disadvantaged patients or populations.  The content of the Fellowship might include clinical investigation, public health/epidemiology, health policy analysis, activities linking biomedicine, the social infrastructure and human or community need.

Eligibility:

Eligible candidates are required to be a UC citizen, permanent resident, or authorized to work in the US. Competition is open to candidates attending medical or dental school in the US, for research projects lasting between 10 and 12 weeks in the summer between the applicant's first and second years of medical/dental school.

Funds:

Up to five grants will be awarded with a stipend of $4000 each for student research projects in the summer.

Deadline:

The application for Summer 2019 will be available in Fall 2018.

Vanderbilt University: Student Research Training Program (SRTP) in Diabetes and Obesity, Kidney Disease, and Digestive Disease
Purpose:

The Vanderbilt Student Research Training Program (SRTP) is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and allows medical students to conduct research under the direction of an established scientist in the areas of diabetes, obesity, kidney disease, or digestive disease at Vanderbilt during the summer between the first and second year or second and third year of medical school.

Eligibility:

Medical students must participate for a minimum for two months between June and August, must attend a resesarch symposium in Nashville in August, and must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

Funds:

Each student receives a stipend of approximately $1,950 per month.

Deadline:

The application deadline is February 2019.