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.
For further information, call 301-951-6708
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Medical 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.
For further information, call 703-759-7600 or email: Dana Boyd at dboyd@SarnoffFoundation.org.
Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship (ICRF)
Application deadline: January 14, 2014
This program is open to medical students in good standing at any U.S.-based medical school. Accepted students spend a year out from medical school conducting mentored clinical research in developing countries. This is coordinated through one of six hosting schools. The application deadline is January 14, 2014. The start date of the fellowship is July 1, 2014.
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Research Mentorship
Application Deadline: January 14, 2014
In this new program, faculty recipients of The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (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 may 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.
The NIH offers 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 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.
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The purpose of the grant is to encourage medical students to consider a career in cardiovascular research. The program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to conduct research with an established investigator.
Awards for student stipends are made for 12 months for $22,000 per year which includes 10 percent indirect cost.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Dubin Fellows are awarded a scholarship up to full tuition and health fees for up to two years, depending on the length of their graduate degree program. Fellows are also eligible for a stipend of up to $5,000 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, the application procedures, as well as bios of current fellows and alumni, can be found here under the Fellowships tab.
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 $1,500 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.