External Research and Funding Opportunities for Students

  1. This list of opportunities is updated periodically.  The list may not represent all potential opportunities available to medical students. Note that most applications are due in the mid-late fall through early Spring semester.  Due dates that say "check site" indicate that the application deadlines have not been announced yet, or have been announced after the most recent website update.  Due dates with bold font indicate active deadlines. 

 

IMPORTANT!!!!!If the award you wish to apply for is a grant or scholarship for which funding will be routed through MSU, you must obtain approval from MSU via the process on this page: 

Proposal Timeline - see "8 weeks prior..." at the top of the page

Proposal Request Form

 Note that this process should be started several weeks prior to the actual application deadline. 

 

 Short-Term OpportunitiesLink
 

INTERNAL OPPORTUNITY: MSU-CHM Office of Research Scholarships (due date: 03/03/2022)

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INTERNAL OPPORTUNITY: REPID Program (Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health Researchers) (due date: 10/15 of each year)

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INTERNAL OPPORTUNITY: Blake Smith Scholarship for Primary Care or Community Oriented Medical Education (emphasis on international settings or underserved areas of U.S.) (due date: 11/30/2021)

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INTERNAL OPPORTUNITY: Family Medicine Research Scholarship.  For students working with faculty in the CHM Department of Family Medicine (due date: 11/01/2019)

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External Opportunities, Short-Term

 

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Pediatric Oncology Student Training (POST) Program  (Due date: 02/10/2020)

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Alpha Omega Alpha Kuckein Student Research Fellowship (due date: 02/02/2021)

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  AFAR/Kalman Scholarships for the Biology of Aging  (due date: 04/15/2021) View Opportunity
 

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Summer Medical Student Fellowship (application due date: 03/04/2022)

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American Association of Physiatrists Medical Student Summer Clinical Externship (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation) (check site late Fall 2021. For due date: see website) 

Note: clinical experience, not a research experience

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American Association for Thoracic Surgery Summer Intern Scholarships (due date: Dec. 1st)

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American Brain Tumor Association Medical Student Summer Fellowship program (due date: check site in November)

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American Diabetes Association (check site; programs suspended for 2021-2022)

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American Federation for Aging - MSTAR Program (Check site.  Please be in touch directly with the National Training Centers to determine their availability and program deadlines.)

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American Heart Association - Student Scholarships in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke (application due date: 04/02/2021)

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American Parkinson Disease Association Summer Student Fellowships (due date: 12/08/2021)

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American Urological Association Summer Medical Student Fellowships (due date: 01/06/22)

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American Society of Hematology (ASH) Minority Medical Student Award program (due date: Request a mentor deadline 11/15/2021; final application due 01/31/2022)

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American Society for Nutrition Clinical Nutrition Internship program (due date: check site in late Fall)

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American Skin Association Medical Student Grants - Medical Student Grants Targeting Melanoma and Skin Cancer (due date: 01/31/2022)

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American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Student Travel Fellowship in Tropical Medicine (check site in February 2022)

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Arnold P. Gold Foundation Student Summer Fellowships for Community Health (Check site in late Fall; application due date: TBA)

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ASTRO Minority Summer Fellowship Award in Radiation Oncology (due date: check site late Fall)

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Betty Ford Summer Institute for Medical Students (SIMS) - Dynamics of addiction and process of healing (Due date: 03/01/2021)

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Boston Children's Hospital Summer Student Research Program in Neonatology (No program in 2021. Check site in Fall 2021 for 2022 Information)

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Campagna Scholarship in Neurological Surgery (Neurosurgery) (due date: 02/19/2021)

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Carolinas Healthcare System Summer Research Scholars Program (due date: 02/28/2021)

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CDC Epidemiology Elective Program (Public Health, Global Health) (due date: 03/31/2021)

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CDC Fellowships, Internships and Learning Opportunities for Medical Students (check site: variable application deadlines)

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Children's Hospital of Los Angeles/USC Summer Oncology Fellowship (due date: 01/15/2021)

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Children's Mercy Kansas City Summer Scholarships in Pediatric Orthopedics (due date: 11/17/2019)

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Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CSNS/CNS) Medical Student Summer Fellowship in Socioeconomic research (neurosurgery)(due date: 02/07/2020)

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Cleveland Clinic Center for Reproductive Medicine Summer Internship Program (due date: March 13, 2020; volunteer opportunity, student must have own funding)

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Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Student Research Awards (due date: 03/15/2021)

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David E. Rogers Student Fellowship Award for research on community health or needs of disadvantaged or underserved populations (due date: 01/15/2021)

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Endocrine Society Research Experiences for Graduate and Medical Students (due date: 01/05/2021)

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Ferdinand C.  Valentine Medical Student Research Grants in Urology (due date: 01/15/2021)

Note: research much be conducted in greater New York City area

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  Fight for Sight Summer Student Award (ophthalmology) (due date: 03/01/2021) View opportunity
 

Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship (MSARF) (due date: 01/31/2021)

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Glorney-Raisbeck Medical Student Grants in Cardiovascular Research (due date: 01/15/2021)

Note: research much be conducted in greater New York City area

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Graduate Experience for Multicultural Students for Health Professionals - in Colorado (due date: 02/01/2021)

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Harvard Catalyst Medical Student Visiting Research Internship Program  (due date: 12/21/2020)

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Harvard-Longwood Short-Term Research Training in Vascular Surgery (due date: 02/15/2021)

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Heart, Lung and Blood Minority Research Training Program at Case Western Reserve University (due date: 03/15/2021)

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Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools Graduate Fellowship Training Program (due date: 02/09/2018; 10am EST)

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HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) Research and Mentorship Program (RAMP) Scholar Program for African-American and Latino Medical students (Due date: Contact mentors, 12/01/2021; application due date: 01/03/2022)

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Hospital for Special Surgery Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship (due date: 01/15/2021) 

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Infectious Diseases Society G.E.R.M. Program (due date: 02/05/2021 11:59pm)

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Jeanne Spurlock Research Fellowship in Substance Abuse and Addiction for Minority Students (due date: 03/01/2021)

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Kaiser Permanente Summer Clinical Otolaryngology OR Ob/Gyn Research Program (SCORE) (due date: 01/10/2021)

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Leah Menshouse Springer Summer Program in Cancer Research - Washington Univ in St. Louis (due date: 01/18/2021)

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Lupus Foundation Gina M. Finzi Memorial  Student Summer Fellowship Program (due date: 04/16/2020, 5:00pm) Check Site in January 2021.

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Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology Summer Research Program (due date: 02/10/2020)

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Margaret E. Mahoney Fellowships in Health Policy (due date: see site)

Note: research much be conducted in greater New York City area

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Massachusetts General Hospital Summer Research Training Program for students Underrepresented in Medicine (URM) (due date: 01/23/2020)

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Mayo Clinic Summer Fellowship in patient-oriented research (due date: 02/1/2020. Early applications are encouraged)

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Dermatology opportunity: Melanoma Research Foundation Medical Student Research Grant (final due date: 11/05/2019)

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Summer Fellowship Program (due date: passed for 2020)

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  Memorial Sloan Kettering Summer Pipeline Program for Underrepresented Groups in Medicine (due date: 2/14/2020) View opportunity
  Michigan Occupational and Environmental Medical Association Summer Internship (due date: 03/20/2020) View Opportunity
 

MD Anderson Cancer Center Summer Research Program for Medical Students (due date: 01/16/2020; 11:59pm)

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  National Eye Institute Summer Intern Program (due date: 03/01/2020) View Opportunity
 

NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (SIP) (due date: 03/01/2020)

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NIH Clinical Center Summer Internships (due date: 03/01/2020)

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NIH/NIDDK Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes and Obesity (due date: 01/20/2020)

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National Medical Fellowships (NMF) for underrepresented minority students (check site for due dates and eligibility rules)

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National Medical Student Injury Research Training Program (due date: 01/13/2020)

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Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship (due date: 02/01/2020, 11:59pm)

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NYU Summer Externship in Orthopaedics (due date: 02/21/2020)

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Rehabilitation Research Experience for Medical Students (RREMS) (check site in late Fall)

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Roswell Park Summer Research Program in Oncology - Two different programs:

Oncology-due date: 01/17/2020

Infectious disease, microbiology and immunology-due date: 01/31/2020

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Silberstein Pediatric Orthopaedic Research Fellowship at Hopkins (due date: 03/06/2020)

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Simon Kramer Summer Externship in Radiation Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University (due date: 01/30/2020)

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Society for Vascular Surgery Foundation Student Research Fellowship (due date: 02/01/2020)

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St. Jude Pediatric Oncology Education Program (due date: 02/01/2020)

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University at Buffalo Summer Research Fellowship in Microbiology & Immunology (due date: 01/31/2020)

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University of Maryland Summer Program in Obesity and Nutrition Research Training (SPORT) (due date: 01/15/2020)

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Women’s Health Fellowship Award (due date: check site first quarter of 2020)

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Vanderbilt Student Research Program in Diabetes and Obesity, Kidney Disease and Digestive Disease (due date: 01/13/2020) 

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Virginia Commonwealth Univ JACK's Summer Scholars Program in Pediatrics (due date: 02/01/2020) 

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Year-off Opportunities

  American Heart Association Medical Student Fellowship Program [for research in Eastern States - see website] (check site) View Opportunity
 

Center for Human Appearance Clinical Research Fellowship in Adult Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (due date: check site in early Fall)

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Orthopaedic Research - Year off fellowship (due date: 12/01/2021; early applications recommended)

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Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship for Medical Students (Program discontinued for 2020)

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Doris Duke Clinical Research Mentorship (Program discontinued for 2020)

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George Washington Univ. Department of Dermatology Fellowship Program (due date: Check site)

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Global Health - Tina and Richard V. Carolan Rwanda Research Fellowship (International; due date: 1/31/2022)

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  HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) Research and Mentorship Program (RAMP) Scholar Program for African-American and Latinx Medical students (see 9-12 month opportunities; due date: 01/08/2020 (contact mentors starts 12/7/19))

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  NIH Medical Research Scholars Program (due date: 01/10/2020) View Opportunity
  Northwestern University Clinical Research Fellow in Dermatology (due date: Currently accepting applications) View opportunity
  Pauletta and Denzel Washington Family Gifted Scholars Program in Neuroscience  (due date: see website) View opportunity
  PhRMA Foundation (Pharmacology) Predoctoral Fellowship in Health Outcomes Research (up to 2 year stipend) (due date: 02/03/2020) View opportunity
  Poggi Pediatric Orthopaedic Research Fellowship at Hopkins (due date: 01/25/2020) View opportunity
 

Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) Medical Student Eye Research Fellowship (due date: Nomination forms due 12/15/2019 and 6/15/2020; full application due 01/10/2020 and 07/01/2020)

Note: Awards for research conducted through RPB institutional grantees - LINK

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Rockefeller University Year-off Training Program for Medical Students (due date: application period has closed, check site)

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  Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Fellowship Program – Research Training for Medical Students (Year-long) (due date: 01/09/2020) View Opportunity
  The Phyllis Torda Health Care Quality Fellowship (due date: 03/01/2020) View opportunity
  University of Pennsylvania Dermatology Oncology Center Clinical Research Fellowship (due date: 04/01/2020) View opportunity
 
 

Grants, Travel and Other Funding

 

 

IMPORTANT: If the award you wish to apply for is a grant or scholarship for which funding will be routed through MSU, you must obtain approval from MSU via the process on the link to the right. 

Note that this process should be started several weeks prior to the actual application deadline. 

 

View Proposal Timeline

(see "As soon as possible" at top of page)

 

American Head and Neck Society Pilot Grant (head and neck oncology) (letter of intent due date: 12/17/2018)

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American Otological Society Fellowship Grant (for ear disorders) (due date: letter of intent due 11/01/2018)

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American Skin Association Medical Student Grants - ASA J.T. Tai & Co. Foundation Medical Student Grants Targeting Melanoma and Skin Cancer (due date: 10/16/2019)

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American Society of Hematology (ASH) Honors Award Program for summer or 3-12 month rsearch (MSU processing due date: 2/1/2019; application due date: 2/15/2019)

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American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) $10,000 Graduate Student Award (due date: Letter of Intent - 9/15/2018; 5:00pm) (Final application by invitation only: 1/20/2019; 5:00pm)

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Gerber Foundation Novice Research Grants (Concept paper due dates: May 15 and Nov 15 of each year).  $20K award. Larger grants available for institutions. 

Pediatric research with priority given to projects related to infants/young children first year before birth to 3 years of age.

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G.E.R.M.;  Grants for Emerging Researchers/Clinicians Mentorship (infectious disease). (MSU processing due date: 2/4/2019; application due date: 2/18/2019)

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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Chrysalis Project - special medical student program at AAAAI Annual Meeting in March, 2018 (due date: 10/26/2018)

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American Gastroenterological Society Student Abstract Award (for travel to Digestive Disease Week in Washington, D.C., June 2018)  (MSU processing due date: 2/1/2019; application due date: 2/15/2019)

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American Society for Nutrition (ASN)  Dream Mentored Travel Award to Nutrition 2019/FASEB conference (abstract submission deadline 2/15/2019; Travel award application deadline 4/15/2019.  See below for travel award application)

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Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship (due date: 02/01/2019, 11:59pm)

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Radiological Society of North America Research Medical Student Grant (MSU processing deadline 1/16/2019; application due date: 02/01/2019)

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International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) Travel Awards (to support travel to IAMSE Annual Meeting (http://www.iamse.org/annual-conference/)- travel award due date 12/15/18; abstract submission due date 12/1/18

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International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) Scholar Rx Student Education Research Grants  (MSU processing due date: 1/1/2019; due date: 01/15/2019; 11:59pm)

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Other Lists of Medical Student Opportunities

  American Association of Medical Colleges Summer Undergraduate Research Programs (multiple opportunities - check site) View Site
  Robert Wood Johnson Medical School List of Research and Clinical Opportunities View Site
  UNC School of Medicine List of Short-Term Opportunities View Site