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Medical Student Research Funding

Student Research and Meeting Travel Support

Medical Education Advancement Fund, provides up to $750 in support for scientific or professional meeting and conference expenses.

Eligibility and requirements:

  1. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0;
  2. Must be presenting author on a poster or podium presentation;
  3. Must list COM student affiliation on the meeting abstract and presentation;
  4. Must verify that travel funding/meeting support is not available from the faculty mentor's department.

Deason Dunagan, MD Medical Education Fund, provides support for scientific or professional meeting and conference expenses as above for students with exceptional academic standing

Eligibility and requirements:

  1. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0;
  2. Must be presenting author on a poster or podium presentation;
  3. Must list COM student affiliation on the meeting abstract and presentation;
  4. Must verify that travel funding/meeting support is not available from the faculty mentor's department.

To apply for the Medical Education Advancement Fund or the Deason Dunagan, MD Medical Education Fund, contact Dr. Matthew Ennis (mennis@uthsc.edu). Note that allocation and use of travel funds must be approved using official UT forms in advance of the meeting.

Edward H. Storer, MD Student Surgical Research Award, provides up to $1000 in support for scientific or professional meeting and conference expenses. Funds are to be used towards meeting registration, airfare and 1-2 nights hotel stay.

Eligibility and Requirements:

  1. Must be the first and presenting author on the abstract/presentation;
  2. Must have a faculty member with a primary appointment in the UTHSC Department of Surgery;
  3. Must be a national meeting in the continental United States (no local, regional, or international meetings are eligible);
  4. Must be accepted for oral presentation (plenary or full oral; poster presentations are not eligible);
  5. Must acknowledge support from the Edward H. Storer, MD, Student Surgical Research Award;
  6. Must not be awarded to a student more than once in their medical career;
  7. Preference will be given to students with a career interest in Surgery.

Click here for application details. Applications should be submitted within 1 week of notification of abstract acceptance. 

Application materials are processed on a rolling basis and should be submitted by email to Dr. Gosain (agosain@uthsc.edu) and Dr. Shibata (dshibata@uthsc.edu).

Last Published: May 7, 2021