Funding for Summer Research

  • Funds in the amount of $3,000 are available on a competitive basis to support the work of students who do summer research.

  • With rare exceptions, students may accept only one source of funding for a single project. In no case can two sources of funding pay for the same expenses.

  • Students may only carry out one project and must work on the project full-time.

  • Two students may not work on the exact same project, but they may collaborate on different parts of a larger project with prior approval by the mentor and the MSRO.

  • To apply for funding, submit a 300-word abstract on your project, using electronic submission via Blackboard and a copy of the signed mentor's support form, to the Please see Blackboard for the exact date. The abstract should include a title, your name, your mentor's name, and his/her department. Although the student should work with their faculty mentor, the student must write the abstract himself or herself.

  • Projects qualifying for funding are eight weeks in length. Please remember, applicants for funding program must also submit FAFSA forms to Financial Aid by April 21, 2014, in order to be eligible for funding. Further information on FAFSA forms can be obtained from the Financial Aid Office.

  • All funded students commit to participating in Medical Student Research Day in March. Abstracts for Research Day are due in early January. Complete instructions and exact dates are available on Blackboard at the MSRO course site. As part of their funding, students who have received a Patricia S. Levinson Summer Fellowship commit to submitting a five-page report on their projects by late August. The purpose of this fellowship is to encourage and enhance collaborations among medical, nursing, and social work professionals to address issues relevant to the health of the community.

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