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Research Opportunities

Alpha Omega Alpha Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowships - Summer term support (a minimum of 8 to 10 weeks) for clinical investigation, basic research, epidemiology and the social sciences as related to medicine. Up to seven fellowships are awarded annually to students in their first, second or third year. Each will provide $5,000 to the student for support of the proposed research project.  Website:

CTSA TL1 program is available for medical, dental or pharmacy students. Medical students would take a year off of medical school beginning July 1 to do a mentored research project while completing a Master of Science in Clinical Research (MS-CR).  For additional information regarding this exciting program that we believe will train the next generation of clinical and translational researchers in the region:  

HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program - The Medical Research Fellows Program gives students (2nd and 3rd year 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 $32,000 and an allowance of $5,500 for travel to regional events.  Application deadline is mid-January.  For more information, visit

HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program at Janelia Farm - This 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, Virginia in the Washington, D.C., area. Students must comply with specific eligibility and application requirements. Deadline early January. Website:

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:

William B. Bean Student Research Award - The American Osler Society announces the availability of an award for support of research in the broad areas of medical history and medical humanism. Candidates must be currently matriculated students in approved schools of medicine in the United States or Canada. The successful applicant may be eligible to present a paper based on his or her findings at the annual meeting of the American Osler Society. The stipend for the coming year will be $1,500, and up to $750 additional may be available to support travel to the annual meeting (contingent on submission of a paper acceptable to the Committee at the conclusion of the studentship). Completed applications must be received by March 1. Website:

Last modified: Nov 14, 2018