Research, Fellowship and Other Opportunities
Cancer Research Opportunity Summer 2015
St Jude invites UTHSC students to apply for our NIH/NCI-funded (5 R25CA023944-31)
Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program. The program offers a unique opportunity for pre-doctoral students preparing for
careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, and pharmacy to gain biomedical and
oncology research experience. Students participate in basic or clinical oncology research,
research and clinical conferences, and a core lecture series designed specifically
for them. All participants make a PowerPoint presentation on their research project
and submit a report on their research project written in the style of a journal in
which their faculty mentor publishes.
A primary goal of the POE program is to encourage students to pursue a career in cancer research. Thus, we are particularly interested in highly qualified students with a serious career interest in cancer research, either as a clinical scientist or laboratory-based research scientist.
Prior research experience is required for all applicants. The POE 2014 class average undergraduate GPA was 3.80. In 2014, 51 students from 39 schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia were selected from 500 applicants. POEs must be United States citizens, non-citizen nationals, or possess a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States (required by the funding agency). All must have completed at least their college sophomore year by the time they participate. Medical students spend a minimum of 9 weeks in the program. The minimum tenure requirement for all others is 11 weeks (10 weeks for returning students). All POE applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.40 (on a 4.0 scale) in math and science (biology, chemistry, and physics) and at least a 3.40 overall. The remuneration is $4,000. Fully furnished group housing adjacent to our campus is provided at no cost for non- local participants.
The POE home page contains links to the program application. The deadline for receipt of all 2015 application materials is February 1, 2015. Early application is highly recommended, since we make some early placements. Letters of recommendation sent as PDF attachments to email are requested. Members of under-represented ethnic minority groups and women are particularly encouraged to apply, since one of our major long-term program goals is to increase the diversity of persons engaged in oncology research and practice. Our NIH/NCI-funded (2 P30CA021765-34S1) Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) grant provides remuneration for additional undergraduate under-represented minority POE Program participants.
HHMI-AGA Medical Research Fellow
Application deadline: January 12, 2015
Contact Person: Melanie Daub, MBA, Program Officer
HHMI Medical Fellows Program
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
4000 Jones Bridge Rd
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
*Fellowship funding for a medical student conducting a year of laboratory-based gastroenterology or hepatology research in the year-long HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program (partner: American Gastroenterological Association)
Students apply online through the standard HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program application process (www.hhmi.org/medfellowships). There is no separate designation required in the online application. HHMI will identify applicants for consideration for this award.
The HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program enables medical students at schools located in the U.S. to spend a year conducting basic, translational, or applied biomedical research. Fellows will receive a stipend of $30,000 and allowances totaling an additional $11,000.
The goal of the program is to strengthen and expand the nation’s pool of physician-scientists. Previous laboratory research experience is required. Applicants should have one or more substantial research experiences (e.g., summer or part-time).
We are pleased to announce the 2013 Aufranc Summer Research Scholars Program at the New England Baptist for medical students interested in a career in orthopedic surgery.
For additional research opportunities available at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, please take a moment to also visit the NIH Medical Student Research Fellowship Program and the COM Student Research website.
To help expedite requests for supporting documentation (e.g. letter of good standing, etc.), please email your request to Debbey Hester. Make sure you include your full name, year of graduation and the complete contact information of the program(s) you are applying to and the means by which your letter(s) should be sent (e.g. US Mail, pdf to program, student pick-up, etc.)
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's Medical Student Summer Fellowship Research Program
This program grants students who have completed their first or second year at a US medical school accredited by the LCME (Liaison Committee on Medical Education) or COCA (Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation) the opportunity to conduct basic laboratory or clinical research under the mentorship of Memorial Sloan Kettering faculty. Additional support is provided by the MSK Office of Diversity Programs in Clinical Care, Research, and Training; the MSK Brain Tumor Center; and the MSK Office of Faculty Development. Students in the program will:
- Gain clinical or laboratory research experience under the mentorship of MSK faculty
- Interact with MSK physicians, PhD investigators, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students
- Attend a weekly educational lecture series presented by world-renowned MSK faculty
- Attend additional institutional lectures, departmental conferences, and lab meetings
- Present their summer research to fellowship peers and MSK faculty during the final week of the program
Deadline January 12, 2015 @5:00pm
Medical Student Summer Fellowship Research Program
Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes and Obesity 2014
The NIH-funded Diabetes Research Centers invite applications for the Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes and Obesity for the summer of 2014.
This allows medical students to conduct research under the direction of an established scientist in the areas of diabetes, hormone action, physiology, islet cell biology, clinical investigation or obesity at an institution with one of the NIDDK-funded Diabetes Research Centers during the summer between the first and second year or second and third year of medical school.
Prior research experience is not required. The program provides a stipend and travel funds to the end-of-summer symposium.
Christian Brothers University (MHIRT) Program
The Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT)program at CBU provides international research training opportunities to qualified undergraduate, graduate, and medical students from socially or economically disadvantaged groups who have been historically underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research careers.
- This program offers research sites in Brazil and Uganda. Students spend 10 weeks during the summer at their designated international research site. CBU has partnered with leading scientists and universities in these countries who serve as research mentors for MHIRT students.
- MHIRT students engage in research related to: biomedical science, behavioral science, environmental science, carnivore conservation, and/or public health.
- MHIRT is a paid internship. All expenses relative to travel, room and board, preparation, and workshops are paid. In addition, students receive a monthly stipend.
- This program has been continuously funded since 2000 by the Fogarty International Center and the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health.
- The Mid-South Coalition For Minority International Research consists of the lead institution, Christian Brothers University, and the following participating universities: LeMoyne Owen College, Rhodes College, Tennessee State University, and University of Memphis.
- Preference is given to students from participating schools within the Coalition and from the Mid-South Region; however, any US citizen or permanent resident may apply.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact Julia Hanebrink at email@example.com.
Scaife Family Foundation Medical Student Fellowship
Rutgers, Center of Alcohol Studies is now accepting applications for the Scaife Family Foundation Medical Student Fellowship Program for the 2013 Institute of Addiction Studies. Medical students interested in the field of addictions are encouraged to explore the Institute of Addiction Studies through the Medical Student Fellowship Program. This one week program, made possible by the Scaife Family Foundation, includes a four-hour per day course designed for future physicians and up to 20 hours of additional education through lectures and workshops of the students choosing.
The Scaife Family Foundation Fellowships cover tuition, room and meals, and a $400 stipend to assist with travel and miscellaneous expenses. The deadline for applications for the 2013 IAS Medical Student Fellowship Program is April 15, 2013, though scholarships will begin to be awarded on April 1st, so we encourage students to apply early. We have attached the scholarship application for you to distribute to your students.
AACAP Medical Student Fellowship Opportunities
AACAP is pleased to offer two fellowship programs for medical students interested in child and adolescent psychiatry. The awards listed below have an application deadline of February 15, 2013. Please check the AACAP website for a complete listing of award opportunities.
Jeanne Spurlock Minority Medical Student Research Fellowships in Substance Abuse and Addiction
Supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse
The Jeanne Spurlock Minority Medical Student Research Fellowship in Substance Abuse and Addiction provides up to $4,000 for 12 weeks of research training in substance abuse and addiction under a child and adolescent psychiatrist mentor. This program also provides additional travel funds to attend the 60th AACAP Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL, October 22 - 27, 2013.
Summer Medical Student Fellowships in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Supported by AACAP’s Campaign for America’s Kids
The Summer Medical Student Fellowship provides up to $3,500 for 12 weeks of clinical or research training under a child and adolescent psychiatrist mentor. This program also provides additional travel funds to attend the 60th AACAP Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL, October 22 - 27, 2013.
The distribution of all awards is contingent upon the receipt of adequate funding. AACAP reserves the right to waive liabilities.
Summer 2013 Research Opportunities
NIH Diabetes Research
The NIH-funded Diabetes Research Centers invite applications for the Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes and Obesity for the summer of 2013. This program 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, clinical investigation or obesity at an institution with one of the NIDDK-funded Diabetes Research Centers during the summer between the first and second year or second and third year of medical school.
The application deadline is 11:00 pm (CST) February 4, 2013. Prior research experience is not required. The program provides a stipend. Please see the links below for more information about the program and for an application.
FRONTERA/Border Health Scholars Program
June 1st to August 6th 2013
The applications deadline is March 1st.
Focusing Research on the Border Area (FRONTERA) Border Health Scholars is a 10-week research internship offered by the University of Arizona College of Medicine's Office of Inclusive Excellence & Community Engagement.
The course provides undergraduate, graduate and medical students with an increased understanding of public health disparities in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region through practical hands-on research experience, role model mentoring, and integration into a network of peer researchers/public health professionals invested in the development of each trainee. Participants are matched, according to their areas of interest, with an experienced scientist/researcher whose work has an impact on border health. Students will present the outcomes of their research at the end of the course.
We encourage interested students to check out our website for more information on the program and how to apply: https://diversity.medicine.arizona.edu/bhscholars.
For more information, please contact: Kameron Hanson, 520-626-6148 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HHMI Research Opportunities for Medical Students at U.S. Schools
In order to encourage more medical students to pursue academic and research careers, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) offers outstanding year-long and summer research training programs for students enrolled in schools in the U.S. Women and under-represented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Students enrolled in MD/PhD programs are not eligible to apply.
For 2nd and 3rd Year Students:
- HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program enables medical, dental, and veterinary students at schools located in the U.S. to
spend a year conducting basic, translational, or applied biomedical research at any
academic or nonprofit research institution in the United States, except at the NIH
in Bethesda, MD. HHMI will award 60 fellowships in 2014.
Additional Medical Fellows conducting research in the following areas may be supported by organizations partnering with HHMI:
- Duchenne muscular dystrophy research (Partner: Duchenne Research Fund);
- Epilepsy research (Partner: Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy);
- HIV or TB research (Partner: K-RITH);
- Inherited retinal degenerative disease research (Partner: Foundation Fighting Blindness);
- Parkinson's disease research (Partner: Parkinson's Disease Foundation)
- Preclinical research in interventional radiology (Partner: Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation); and
- Veterinary student research (Partner: Burroughs Wellcome Fund).
- The Medical Research Fellows Program at Janelia offers students with an interest in neuronal networking and/or imaging at the cellular and molecular level an intense year-long research training experience, living and working at HHMI?s Janelia Farm Research Campus, a world-class research center in the Washington, D.C., area. Students must submit a prescreening application by November 1, 2013 and comply with specific eligibility and application requirements.
- The Medical Research Fellows Program at K-RITH is targeted to students interested in conducting research in HIV, TB, or co-infection in a state-of-the-art research institute at the heart of the TB and HIV epidemics in Durban, South Africa. Students must submit a prescreening application by November 1, 2013 and comply with specific eligibility and application requirements.
For 1st Year Students:
HHMI Summer Medical Fellows Program will support up to 20 students working in HHMI laboratories for 8-10 weeks. Students must be in good standing at a medical, dental, or veterinary school located in the U.S. Those who are enrolled in a combined professional degree/Ph.D. program or who have already received a one-year award from any year-out research training program are not eligible to apply. 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 2014 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. The Competition System opens on November 1, 2013 and the application deadline is February 15, 2014.
The Vanderbilt School of Medicine invites applications for the Medical Student Research Training Program in Nephrology and Hypertension for the summer of 2013. This program provides an opportunity for medical students to conduct research under the direction of an established Vanderbilt scientist in the area of Nephrology and/or Hypertension 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 does provide a stipend. The application deadline is February 17th, 2013 .
Please see this brochure and/or our website for more information about the program, and registration forms and information.
For additional information on Student Summer Research and/or Grant Programs, please contact Research Administration at (901) 448-5587.
The NIH-funded Diabetes Research Centers invite applications for the Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes and Obesity for the summer of 2013. This program 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, clinical investigation or obesity at an institution with one of the NIDDK-funded Diabetes Research Centers during the summer between the first and second year or second and third year of medical school. Prior research experience is not required. The program provides a stipend.
We ask that you distribute this information to your first-year and second-year medical students. Please also include the enclosed program announcement in your school's file or notebook of summer opportunities. This program announcement is suitable for reproduction and/or posting.
The application deadline is 11:00 pm (CST) February 4, 2013.
Please see our website for more information about the program and for an application.
NIDDK Medical Student Research
807 Light Hall
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN 37232-0202
UTHSC College of Medicine
910 Madison, Suite 1002
Memphis, TN 38163
David M. Stern, M.D.
College of Medicine
910 Madison, Suite 1002
Memphis, TN 38163
Robert Kaplan Executive Dean:
David M. Stern, M.D.