National Fellowship Programs
National fellowship programs that support a scholarly year for medical students include:
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 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.
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.
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
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.
The Applied Epidemiology Fellowship at CDC provides medical students with an applied hands-on training experience in epidemiology and public health. Eight competitively selected third and fourth-year medical students from around the country will spend up to one full year at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. While at CDC, they will participate in an orientation to CDC, applied epidemiology, the national public health system and the role of physicians in that system. With the guidance of experienced CDC epidemiologists, they will perform epidemiologic analyses and research, design public health interventions and assist in field investigations.
Further information: Tel: 800-232-4636.
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.
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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.
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