National Fellowship Programs

National fellowship programs that support a scholarly year for medical students include:

Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship (ICRF)
Application deadline: January 14, 2014

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation announces the availability of the 2014-2015 Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship (ICRF) for medical students. The program is open to medical students in good standing at any US-based medical school. Accepted students spend a year out from medical school to conduct mentored clinical research in developing countries coordinated through one of six hosting schools. The application deadline is January 14, 2014. The start date of the fellowship is July 1, 2014.

For information on how to apply, please visit the Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship web site.


Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
New Grant Competition: 2014 Clinical Research Mentorship
Application Deadline: January 14, 2014

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is now accepting applications for the Clinical Research Mentorship.

In this new program, faculty recipients of DDCF medical research grants identify a medical student to mentor for one year and the two apply as a team. Medical students also may identify a qualifying DDCF researcher and the two apply together. In either case, the DDCF researcher is the applicant.

Mentors provide students with a 12-month, full-time clinical research experience. Students must be willing to take 12 months out from medical school, typically after the third year of school. The student's year out will start in the summer of 2014 and end in the summer of 2015.

For more information about this opportunity, including eligibility requirements, visit the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation - Clinical Research Mentorship web site.


Medical Research Scholars Program

The Medical Research Scholars Program, located on the NIH campus, supports basic, clinical, and translational research. Eligible students are those who have completed their clinical year.


The Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellowships for Medical Students

The program enables medical and dental students from U.S. schools 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, Maryland. A completed research proposal is part of the application.

Further information: Tel: 301-215-8889.


Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Medical Research Fellows Program at Janelia Farm

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellows 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.


Sarnoff Fellowship Program for Medical Students

The program is designed to give medical students the opportunity to spend a year conducting intensive work in a biomedical research laboratory located in the United States. Applications are encouraged from students interested in cellular physiology and molecular biology, as well as in clinical and experimental cardiovascular biology.

Further information: Tel: 703-759-7600, E-mail: dboyd@SarnoffFoundation.org


Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships in Public Health

The NIH is offering a one-year clinical research training experience for graduate-level U.S. students in the health professions. This is an opportunity for highly motivated individuals to experience mentored research training at top-ranked NIH-funded research centers in developing countries. Africa, Asia, and the Americas are regions of the world that, if accepted, you may find yourself experiencing.


American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Student Scholar Grant

The purpose of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Student Scholar Grant is to enable medical students with an interest in either basic or clinical research to spend 10 to 52 weeks engaged in continuous full-time research in a nephrology lab. The student must work with a mentor that is a current ASN member. Students enrolled in MSTP programs (pursuing MD-PhDs) are not eligible for the program. The program runs somewhere from 10-52 weeks.

For further information, please contact: grants@asn-online.org or 202-640-4644.


American Heart Association Founders Affiliate - Medical Student Research Program

The purpose of the grant is to encourage medical students to consider a career in cardiovascular research. The need for new researchers in the health sciences, from basic science to human behaviors, is critical. This program is designed to provide students at the crossroads of career choices an opportunity to experience research first hand with an established investigator.

Awards for student stipends are made for 12 months for $22,000 per year which includes 10% indirect cost.

Further information is available at this link: http://engageinstemfc.com/american-heart-association-founders-affiliate-medical-student-research-program/


The Zuckerman Fellowship
Application Deadline: January 3, 2014

Description:

Candidates for the Zuckerman Fellows Program are individuals who have, or are pursuing, an MBA, JD, MD, or DMD/DDS degree from an accredited U.S. institution and are seeking an additional degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard School of Public Health, or Harvard Kennedy School. Candidates must be citizens of the United States.

The Zuckerman Fellowship provides one year of tuition and health insurance fees, plus a living stipend of $15,500.

The "Applying" section of the website includes a detailed review of eligibility requirements, directions for submitting your application, and information about deadlines. Please review each of the following items thoroughly for complete information about applying for this fellowship

Application and further information are available here.

Questions about eligibility, timing of applications, application guidelines, or the application forms should be directed to Rebecca Lock from the Committee on General Scholarships at 617-496-5042 or zuckermanfellows@harvard.edu.


Dubin Emerging Leader Fellowship

Description:

Dubin Fellows are awarded a scholarship up to full tuition and health fees up to 2 years, depending on the length of their graduate degree program. Fellows are also eligible for a stipend up to $5000 to support unpaid summer internships or professional development. Successful applicants will demonstrate their potential as emerging leaders by evidencing strong character, excellent academic credentials, a commitment to pursue a career with transformative impact on society, and the ability to thrive and lead in the face of adversity. Dubin Fellows participate in a rich cocurricular program offered by the Center for Public Leadership. This Fellowship is open to students entering their first year of study in any of Harvard Kennedy School's master's degree programs. Both domestic and international students are eligible to apply.

Additional information about the fellowship, application procedures, as well as bios of current fellows and alumni, can be found here under the Fellowships tab.


Gleitsman Leadership Fellowship

Description:

Gleitsman Fellows are awarded a scholarship up to full tuition and health fees for one year. Successful applicants will be considered based on their demonstrated potential as emerging social activists and innovators and interest in pursuing a career with transformative impact on society, as well as demonstrating strong character and excellent academic credentials. Fellows are also eligible for a stipend up to $1500 to support unpaid summer internships or professional development. Gleitsman Fellows will participate in a rich cocurricular program offered by the Center for Public Leadership. This fellowship is open to students entering their first year of study in any of the Harvard Kennedy School's master's degree programs. Both domestic and international students are eligible to apply.

Additional information about the fellowship, application procedures, as well as bios of current fellows and alumni, can be found at here under the Fellowships tab.