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Fellowship Opportunities

Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowships - Research support for 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 1 to 2 years for clinical investigation, basic laboratory research, epidemiology, or social science/health services research. 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. The name of the fellowship program honors Carolyn L. Kuckein, long-time administrator of AΩA and an honorary member of the society, who died in 2004. Proposals must be submitted to the councilor before December 31. Website:

Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship - The Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship (ICRF) program provides fellowships for U.S.-based medical students to take a year out from school to conduct mentored clinical research as well as related coursework in developing countries.  Clinical research requires a unique blend of medical and research skills. The ICRF program was designed to support this blending of skills by giving medical students an outstanding clinical research experience in global health while they are in the midst of developing their medical proficiency.  Fellows receive a stipend, health insurance, and financial support to attend a year-end meeting as well as supplementary funds for research and training.  The application process begins in November with a mid-January deadline. For more information, visit:      

Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) - FASPE for Medical Students is an intensive two week fellowship program that examines the roles of physicians in Nazi Germany and during the Holocaust, underscoring how the moral codes that govern the medical profession can break down or be distorted. The program's integrated approach includes historical, medical, philosophical, and literary sources; survivor testimony; and onsite workshops in Germany and Poland.  The curriculum for medical students was designed by faculty at Yale School of Medicine in consultation with FASPE staff.  Program begins mid-June.  Deadline to apply is late December.  For more information, visit

HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program - The Medical Research Fellows Program gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a year of basic, translational, or applied biomedical research. Medical Fellows experience the excitement and intellectual rewards of research before making plans for residency or postgraduate training. The students select their own mentor at any academic or nonprofit research institution in the United States (excluding the National Institutes of Health or any other federal agency) or abroad, provided the proposed mentor is affiliated with a U.S. fellowship institution, and work with the mentor to develop a research proposal. Mentor selection and the research project proposal are key components of the application. Working with an HHMI investigator, early career scientist, or HHMI professor is encouraged but not required.  Fellows receive a stipend of $30,000 and an allowance of $5,500 for travel to regional events.  Application deadline is mid-January.  For more information, visit

Master of Public Health MPH - The University of Kansas Master of Public Health program (KU-MPH) is a fully accredited, 42 credit hour graduate program with concentrations in Epidemiology, Social and Behavioral Health and Public Health Management. The mission of the program is to provide teaching, research and service activities that prepare public health practitioners, health care providers and researchers to develop and apply population-based and individual approaches to maintaining and improving the public's health in the state of Kansas, the Heartland and the nation. For more information, visit

NIH Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP) - The MRSP is a yearlong research training program designed to attract creative, research-oriented medical, dental, and veterinary students to the NIH intramural campus in Bethesda, MD.  The MRSP is designed for rising fourth-year students (initial clinical rotations completed), but does not exclude second year students in medical school who have a strong research interests from applying.  While taking a year off from medical school can present many challenges for both the student and the school, the opportunities offered by the MRSP are truly phenomenal and make the challenges worthwhile.  During the year, students engage in a mentored based, clinical, or translational research project that matches their professional interests and research and career goals.  Their research experiences are supplemented by academic activities featuring lectures by world-renowned scientists, clinical rounds featuring research patients from the NIH Clinical Center, and an interactive Journal Club addressing major issues in clinical research.  Applications for the 2018-2019 MRSP class will be available on October 1, 2017 and are due on January 12, 2018.  For more information:

Operation Crossroads - Operation Crossroads Africa is a U.S.-based, private voluntary organization that sponsors cross-cultural exchanges and small-scale development projects in Africa. For seven weeks each summer, teams of eight to ten participants, a Crossroads leader and local volunteers join with a local community on a project that involves local people and participants working together.  Deadline to apply is mid-November. Website:  

Post-Sophomore Fellowship in Pathology - Students desiring a very special opportunity to gain clinical and research experience in pathology should consider applying for the Post-Sophomore Fellowship (PSF) open each academic year in the department.  One to two students will be selected and will be expected to perform rotations and duties similar to first-year residents in pathology. This will provide the student a unique avenue to expand his or her current knowledge base through hands-on experience in a hospital setting. One-half year of basic science laboratory research with departmental faculty may be available for qualifying students.  For more information, visit:

PhRMA Foundation Paul Calabresi Medical Student Research Fellowship - This fellowship is offered to medical or dental students who have substantial interest in research and teaching careers in pharmacology-clinical pharmacology and who are willing to spend full-time in a specific research effort within a pharmacology or clinical pharmacology unit. Fellowships are available for a minimum period of six-months or up to 24 months with a maximum stipend of $18,000. The commitment must be full-time. The student may undertake this investigative effort at their own school or an another institution. Students who are not already in a training sequence leading to a research career or students already in an MD/PhD program for whom additional financial support is appropriate are both eligible to apply. Awards will not be made to a student in a MD/PhD program who is entering the last 2 years of medical school.Website: February 1.

Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation Medical Student Research Fellowship Award- The Sarnoff Fellowship Program offers medical students the opportunity to spend a year conducting intensive work in a bio-medical research laboratory located in the United States. Applications are encouraged from second and third year medical students. Fourth year medical students are required to submit an official letter from their medical school granting graduation deferment. Benefits include a $32,000 stipend and an allowance of up to $8,000 for travel. Deadline is early January. Website:

Scaife Family Foundation Medical Scholars Track - This training track is designed for medical students interested in seeking training and further education in the field of alcohol and drug abuse as it affects rural medical professionals. Scholarships are available for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year medical students to attend the Scaife Family Foundation Medical Scholars Track at the Annual National Rural Institute on Alcohol and Drug Abuse held at the Univeristy of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, Wisconsin. The scholarship covers conference registration, resource materials, on-campus residence hall room and all on-campus meals. In addition, each student receives a $500 cash stipend at the end of the conference to help defray travel expenses. Website: Application deadline is mid October.

Last modified: Aug 25, 2018