Fellowships

Fellowships include an all-expense paid trip from New York to Berlin, Krakow and Oswiecim (Auschwitz) where students will work with leading faculty to explore both history and the ethical issues facing their profession today.  All program costs, including international and European travel, lodging, and food, are covered.
 
American Diabetes Association:
Clinical Scholars Award
These awards provide one year of research support to students interested in clinical and basic science diabetes research. Those working on MD, PharmD, DPM, or DO degrees (after completing two or more years) are eligible. Awards are $30,000 a year for one year. Applicants may request up to $20,000 for the stipend and up to $10,000 for tuition, laboratory materials/supplies, and grant-related travel.
 
The sponsor provides support to enable selected medical students with an interest in either basic or clinical research to spend from 10-52 weeks engaged in continuous full-time research. Funding includes a stipend of $400 per week, $100 per week for research supplies, and up to $1,500 to attend the ASN national meeting.
 
The CDC Experience Applied Epidemiology Fellowship is a one-year fellowship in applied epidemiology for medical students and is designed to increase the pool of physicians with a population health perspective. Each year, eight medical students spend 10-12 months at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. With the guidance of experienced CDC epidemiologists, they perform epidemiologic analyses and research, design public health interventions, and assist in field investigations. Possible areas of concentration include birth defects, injury prevention, chronic disease, infectious disease, environmental health, reproductive health, and minority health.
 
Research Scholars spend nine months to a year on the campus of the National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD), conducting basic, translational, or applied biomedical research under the direct mentorship of senior NIH research scientists. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute provides the administration and funding for the program, including the salaries and benefits for the Research Scholars. The NIH provides advisors, mentors, laboratory space, and equipment and supplies for laboratory work. Forty-two medical, dental, and veterinary students will be selected.
 
This program supports a year of full-time biomedical research training for medical, dental, and veterinary students. The fellowship research may be conducted at any academic or nonprofit institution in the United States except the National Institutes of Health. Research may be conducted abroad if the fellow's mentor is affiliated with a U.S. institution. Fellows must be able to start their research year between June 1, 2012 and September 1, 2012. There is a joint initiative with the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) for students conducting research in ophthalmology, particularly inherited retinal degenerative diseases. A new initiative, the Medical Research Fellows Program at Janelia Farm, offers students with an interest in neuronal networking and/or imaging an intense year-long research training experience, living and working at the HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus in Ashburn, VA. In 2011, HHMI awarded up to 66 fellowships.
 
The sponsor offers a one-year clinical research training experience for graduate level students in the health professions. This is an opportunity for highly motivated individuals to experience mentored research training at top-ranked NIH-funded research centers in developing countries.
 
This program is funded via "supplemental slots" to NIDDK training grants (T32) and is designed to provide medical students with a mentored research training experience. Only students able to commit to a minimum of nine months, up to a maximum of 12 months, full time, may apply. A maximum of 18 students per year nationwide will be funded. Support will consist of a stipend at the current published predoctoral stipend level as well as $4,200 for research support and health insurance, and $1,000 for travel to a scientific meeting. NIDDK's T32 research areas include: Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Disease; Kidney Research; Urology Research; Hematology Research; Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research; and Nutrition and Obesity Research. A listing of current NIDDK training programs may be found here.
 
This is a one-year program involving laboratory, epidemiological, or clinical research related to environmental health issues. Students work under the direction of a principal investigator at the NIEHS Division of Intramural Research. Most projects take place at the NIEHS central campus at Research Triangle Park, NC while some investigators are located at the NIH central campus in Bethesda, MD. Students are provided with a stipend and the preceptor receives a lab budget.
 
This is a 12-month program designed to attract the most creative, research-oriented medical and dental students to the intramural campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. Participants, known as Fellows, spend a year engaged in a mentored clinical or translational research. Up to 30 fellows will be selected.
 
The sponsor provides support to medical or dental students who have substantial interests in research and teaching careers in pharmacology and clinical pharmacology, and who are willing to spend full time in a specific research effort within a pharmacology or clinical pharmacology unit. The student may undertake this investigative effort at her/his own school or at another institution. Fellowships are available for a minimum period of six months or any period of time up to 24 months.
 
This program allows students to take a year off from medical school and devote time to the pursuit of a research project within an RPB grantee department. The fellowship, which must take place prior to the third or fourth year of medical school, will be funded for one year with a $30,000 grant, a portion of which should be utilized to help finance the recipient's eye research activities.
 
This program offers medical students the opportunity to spend a year conducting intensive work in a biomedical research facility in the United States (other than the medical school in which they are enrolled). Funding provides for a stipend and an allowance to support travel, moving expenses, health insurance, and computer equipment.
 
Additional fellowships can be found on our Scholarly Opportunities DatabaseIn addition, the AAMC's Clinical and Research Opportunities website provides a list of fellowships, internships, summer programs, scholarships, and grants currently available in the United States and abroad.