Summer Research Programs

The Summer Research Scholars Program:

  • Can be in basic/translational science, clinical science, translational science, medical education, epidemiology, community service scholarship, health evidence and policy, innovation and discovery, medical humanities, or other approved areas

  • Occurs during the eight-week summer intersession

Patricia S. Levinson Fellowship for Community Oriented Research and Service:

  • Offers students a chance to participate in interdisciplinary, hands-on clinical, and community-based projects that include patient contact. The goal of the program is to help the medical community better understand and address the needs of populations and communities served by Mount Sinai.

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.

  • 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 by March 3, 2014, to the The abstract should include a title, your name, your mentor's name, and his/her department. Although the student should work on this with a faculty mentor, the student must write the abstract himself or herself.

  • Projects qualifying for funding are at least eight weeks in length. Please remember, applicants for funding 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 are available on Blackboard at the Medical Student Research Office 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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