Fellowship Opportunities

American Brain Tumor Association Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program - The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) is accepting applications for the Medical Student Summer Fellowship program, a 10-to-12 week laboratory experience designed to attract and motivate young, talented medical students to pursue a career in brain tumor research. Medical Student Summer Fellows spend their summer in a neuro-oncology laboratory, learning basic science research skills from experienced mentors. Each Summer Fellow will receive a $3,000 stipend, and is required to submit a report on their experience. Based on these reports, an "outstanding medical student" is selected to receive the annual ABTA Lucien Rubenstein Award. The recipient of the award, named in honor of Lucien J. Rubenstein, M.D., a professor of neuropathology at the University of Virginia and a world-renowned brain tumor research, will receive a $1,000 bonus. Application deadline is early-JanuaryWebsite: www.abta.org/advancing-research/research-grants/.

American Dermatological Association Medical Student Fellowships - preference given to applicants seeking work in a department or division of dermatology. The work undertaken must be done at a university or college in the United States or Canada. Work done and research experience gained by recipients cannot be used as a credit for a degree. The program offers a monthly stipend for a maximum or three (3) months; awards to start in June. Application deadline is usually mid-April. Website: www.amer-derm-assn.org/MemberInfo/index.html

AMSA End of Life Education Fellowship Program- The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) Foundation's End of Life Education Fellowship Program is a six-week summer experience designed to introduce fifteen medical students to end of life care issues. Based in Chicago, this program combines an orientation to end of life care with weekly seminars at local hospices, nursing homes and inpatient hospice units. Students will be expected to develop and research end of life curricula to be implemented at their medical school and to be shared with other schools across the country. A stipend will be provided. The program runs from June - July, and the application deadline is late March. Website: www.amsa.org/eol/index.cfm.

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Student Summer Fellowships - The Gold Foundation is accepting applications for the Student Summer Fellowship program. The grant award includes a $3,000 stipend for a
10-week period. Projects that do not meet the 10-week requirement will be prorated accordingly. Medical students may apply for either the Research Fellowship or the Service Fellowship program.  Website: www.humanism-in-medicine.org/index.php/programs_grants/gold_foundation_programs/student_summer_fellowhips. (Programs & Grants/ Gold Foundation Programs). Application deadline March 1.

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.

CDC Experience Applied Epidemiology Fellowship - The CDC Experience Applied Epidemiology Fellowship is a one-year fellowship in applied epidemiology tailored for rising 3rd and 4th year medical students. The program is designed to increase the pool of physicians with a population health perspective. Eight competitively selected fellows spend 10-12 months at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offices in Atlanta, GA where they carry out epidemiologic analyses in various areas of public health. Examples of previous and current areas of concentration include viral diseases, cardiovascular health, birth defects, STDs, foodborne diseases, injury prevention, and air pollution and respiratory health. Website:  www.cdcfoundation.org/thecdcexperience.

Clendening Summer Fellowships - The Department of History and Philosophy of Medicine at KUMC offers summer research fellowships for first-year medical students. The fellowships offer 8-10 students the opportunity to study an area of interest during the summer between their first and second years of medical school under the direction of one of the Department's faculty members. The selected projects receive awards of up to $2,000 each. Deadline is early January. Application available in the Department of the History and Philosophy of Medicine.

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.  

Endocrine Society Summer Research Fellowships - The Endocrine Society offers Summer Research Fellowships to encourage promising undergraduate students, medical students and students entering graduate school to pursue careers in endocrinology. The Society provides each student with a $4,000 stipend to participate in research projects under the guidance of a Society member for 10 to 12 weeks during the summer. Deadline is late January. Website: www.endocrine.org/awards/research-fellowship-awards/summer-research-fellowships

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

Medical Student Fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis - Sponsored by the Gateway Area Chapter of the National MS Society, the Medical Student Fellowship in MS program offers the opportunity to expose medical students in their pre-clinical and clinical years to the field of multiple sclerosis. Proposed rotations may include learning about multi-disciplinary care, clinical trials, research, and advocacy/support. The National MS Society will award stipends to pre-clinical medical students or research funding (elective credit) to clinical students. Students are expected to identify a mentor (i.e. neurologist) to discuss interests and opportunities. A list of mentors is available through the NMSS. Deadline to apply is early February. Website: www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/m 

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.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Summer Fellowship Program - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center offers an eight-week summer fellowship research program to medical students interested in the field of oncology and related biomedical research. The program allows students who have completed their first or second year of medical school the opportunity to conduct basic laboratory or clinical research mentored by MSKCC faculty sponsors. Summer fellowship participants receive a $5,800 stipend. Application deadline is mid January. Website:  www.mskcc.org/summerfellowships. Brochures are also available in 3040E Murphy, School of Medicine Office of Student Affairs.

Last modified: Apr 28, 2014