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, 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. Councilors should keep "runners-up" applications on file in case additional funds become available. 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: http://www.alphaomegaalpha.org/student_research.html.

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:  www.ddcf.org.  

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 dates are from June 15 - June 26.  Deadline to apply is January 6.  For more information visit www.mjhnyc.org/faspe/pr-medical.html

HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program enables medical, dental, and veterinary students at schools in the U.S. to spend a year conducting basic, translational, or applied biomedical research at any school or nonprofit research institution in the United States, except at the NIH in Bethesda, MD. This includes joint initiatives with the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) for students conducting research in ophthalmology, particularly inherited retinal degenerative diseases, and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) for veterinary students. Fellows will receive a stipend of $28,000, a fellow's allowance of $5,500 that may be used for health care and other expenses and a $5,500 research allowance. The application deadline is January 12. For more information visit, www.hhmi.org/programs/medical-research-fellows-program.  

Master of Public Health-MPH - University of Kansas School of Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine.  Website: http://mph.kumc.edu 

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 early February.  Website:  http://operationcrossroadsafrica.org  

Post -Sophomore Fellowship in Pathology - University of Kansas School of Medicine, Department of Pathology.  Website:  http://www.kumc.edu/school-of-medicine/pathology/education-programs/post-sophomorefellowship-(psf).html

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: www.phrmafoundation.org Deadline 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 $30,000 stipend and an allowance of up to $5,000 for travel. Deadline is early January. Website: www.SarnoffFoundation.org.

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: http://www.rwjms.rutgers.edu/education/current_students/research_commexp/research_listing/research_clinical/uwsm.html. Application deadline is mid October.

Last modified: Nov 25, 2014