National Research Opportunities
Health-Related Summer Opportunities for Medical Students and Premed Students
Health-Related Summer Opportunities
APPLICATION DEADLINE IN FEBRUARY
A 9-week long paid internship designed to expose first-year medical students, undergraduate and post-graduate students to clinical surgery, trauma and research. Clinical experience includes direct observation of floor rounds, ICU rounds, acute trauma resuscitation, surgery, ICU procedures, and resident teaching conferences.
APPLICATIONS OPEN NOVEMBER 4, 2019
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center provides funding and support for members of under- represented groups in medicine to participate in the Summer Pipeline Program. This eight-week research program is offered to medical students who are interested in a career as a physician-scientist in the field of oncology and/or related biomedical sciences. This program grants students who have completed their first or second year at a US medical school accredited by the LCME (Liaison Committee on Medical Education) or COCA (Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation) the opportunity to conduct basic laboratory or clinical research under the mentorship of Memorial Sloan Kettering faculty.
APPLICATION DEADLINE JANUARY 30, 2020
The Department of Radiation Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University & Hospitals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is offering the annual Simon Kramer Society Externship in Radiation Oncology. This externship was established for the purpose of exposing medical students to the discipline of radiation oncology and provides up to two students each year with the opportunity to spend six weeks in our Department working on a research project and participating in clinical and educational activities. You must be a first or second year student in good standing in an accredited United States Medical School in order to be considered for this externship. The start and end dates will be determined with the students after the selection process, but must occur between June and August.
The Summer Medical Student Fellowship Program is a chance for outstanding medical students to pursue urology research by engaging them in summer research fellowships alongside world-class urologic scientists.
Awardees receive $4,000 stipends to support them during a ten-week mentored research experience. These awards are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Herbert Brendler, MD, Research Fund; the Arkansas Urologic Society; the Florida Urological Society; and the Urology Care Foundation, the official foundation of the AUA.
APPLICATION DEADLINE JANUARY 10, 2020
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP) is a comprehensive, yearlong research enrichment program designed to attract the most creative, research-oriented medical, dental, and veterinary students to the intramural campus of the NIH in Bethesda, MD. Student scholars engage in a mentored basic, clinical, or translational research project on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, or nearby NIH facilities that matches their research interests and career goals.
The Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Diversity and inclusion Summer Research Trainee Program
Each summer, twenty students are selected from a nationwide competition to join SRTP. Each student is assigned to a specific MGH laboratory, clinical site, health policy, or health services research area where they undertake an original research project under the mentorship and guidance of a Mass General Hospital (MGH) investigator. Assignments are carefully considered and are made with the student's research and career interests in mind. In addition to this unique research experience, students will gain knowledge through weekly seminars at MGH, attend career development workshops and networking events, and have opportunities for clinical shadowing.
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JANUARY
Student scholars engage in a mentored basic, clinical, or translational research project on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, or nearby NIH facilities that matches their research interests and career goals.
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY
The Department of Urology at UC Irvine would like to announce an excellent research opportunity for medical students interested in urology. We are accepting applications to The Joseph & Carol Reich Leadership and Innovation Fellowship Training (LIFT) Program in Urology for the 2019-2020 academic year. The LIFT program is a highly competitive, one-year research fellowship under the mentorship of two of the most prolific academic urologists, Dr. Jaime Landman (Chairman) and Dr. Ralph Clayman (Dean emeritus and Professor). Given the increasing competitiveness of the urology match, this fellowship is an outstanding opportunity for medical students interested in urology to create a robust resume.
APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH 1
Eight-week biomedical research internship including lectures from NIH investigators and career/professional development workshops.
APPLICATION DEADLINE JANUARY 15, 2020
The Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP) is an eight-week mentored, summer research program designed to enrich medical students' interest in research and health-related careers, particularly careers in clinical/translational research: research that transforms scientific discoveries arising from laboratory, clinical, or populations studies into clinical or population-based applications to improve health.
Co-op/internships and summer research opportunities in biomedical research premedical studies.
APPLICATION OPENS NOVEMBER 1ST, 2019
The 10-week Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program provides students with the opportunity to explore clinical and basic science research in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FEBRUARY 1, 2020
Students work on directed research projects in the biomedical sciences by senior faculty members at the NYU Langone Medical Center.
APPLICATIONS DUE MID-FEBRUARY
The Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) provides a 10-week fellowship program with a designated mentor in the Divisions of Neuroscience, Reproductive & Development Sciences, and Pathobiology & Immunology.
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MID-FEBRUARY
The POST program is designed for graduate and undergraduate medical students who have an interest in pediatric oncology research and would like to experience the field first hand. Students train with a pediatric oncology research mentor. Students must be able to dedicate between 8 - 10 full weeks to the program and start between May 1 and August 31 (dates may vary depending on the student's scheduled break). Maximum stipend is $5,000.
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS EARLY-MARCH
The AACAP Summer Medical Student Fellowships offer a chance for medical students to explore a career in child and adolescent psychiatry, gain valuable work experience, and meet leaders in the child and adolescent psychiatry field. The fellowship opportunity provides up to $3,500 for 12 weeks of clinical or research training under a child and adolescent psychiatrist mentor. Participants are required to attend the AACAP Annual Meeting in October. (Complimentary registration and travel reimbursement for the Annual Meeting are included in addition to the fellowship stipend).
APPLICATIONS OPEN NOVEMBER 1, 2019, DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 1, 2020
The AANS Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship program is open to medical students in the United States or Canada who have completed one or two years of medical school and wish to spend a summer working in a neurosurgical laboratory, mentored by a neurosurgical investigator who is a member of the AANS and will sponsor the student. Several $2,500 fellowships will be available each year.
APPLICATION DEADLINE DECEMBER 1, 2019
The AATS Summer Intern Scholarship program introduces the field of cardiothoracic surgery to first and second year medical students from North American medical institutions. By providing an opportunity to spend 8 weeks during the summer working in an AATS member's cardiothoracic surgery department, the summer intern scholarship provides medical students with insight into the scientific investigation and study of cardiothoracic surgery. A grant of $2,500 is provided to successful applicants to underwrite their living expenses during the eight weeks of guidance at the selected host institution. Additionally all awardees will receive complimentary registration to the association's Annual Meeting and postgraduate courses that takes place in May.
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS EARLY JANUARY
The Medical Student Summer Fellowships are $3,000 stipends grants to current medical students wishing to spend a summer conducting brain tumor research with esteemed scientist-mentors. The intent of this program is to motivate talented medical students to pursue a career in neuro-oncology research. The fellowship start date is determined by the mentor and should extend 10-12 weeks over the summer.
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MID-MARCH
The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) is sponsoring nutrition internships for medical students. Each student will work under a recognized authority in clinical nutrition in a U.S. medical school or hospital. The internships will last eight weeks and usually will be scheduled in the summer, but other times may be arranged. Each student will receive a $2,500 stipend for the eight-week internship.
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MARCH
The Gold Foundation is accepting applications for the Student Summer Fellowship program. The grant award includes a $4,000 stipend for a 10- week period. Projects that do not meet the 10-week requirement will be prorated accordingly. Medical students may apply for either the Research Fellowship or the Service Fellowship program.
DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 7, 2020
The purpose of the ASTRO Minority Summer Fellowship award is to introduce students from backgrounds that are under-represented in medicine to the discipline of radiation oncology early in their medical education. The experience is designed to expose students to clinical, basic and translational research questions in radiation oncology. This is an 8 week program with a stipend provided.
APPLICATIONS OPEN NOVEMBER 1, 2019
A 10-week investigative research program directed by MD Anderson faculty.
APPLICATION DEADLINE JANUARY 12, 2020
2020 Summer Clinical Otolaryngology Research (SCORE-Oto) Program an 8+ week intensive summer opportunity to pursue research and observe clinical care in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck surgery.
APPLICATION DEADLINE JANUARY 12, 2020
2020 Summer Clinical OB/GYN Research (SCORE-Ob) Program is An 8+ week intensive summer opportunity to pursue research and observe clinical care in Obstetrics & Gynecology.
APPLICATION DEADLINE JANUARY 5, 2020
The Summer Program in Obesity, Diabetes and Nutrition Research Training (SPORT) is a summer research internship for medical students only. The program offers an intensive 10 week full-time research experience and mentorship to successful applicants as well as a stipend of approximately $6,081. Housing and transportation are not included in the program.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FEBRUARY, 2020
The scholarship supports a 10-week summer semester of research under the supervision of a neurosurgical mentor at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and residence expenses in Portland, Oregon. Students in the first or second year of study at an accredited U.S. medical school are eligible to apply. One scholar will be selected annually. Campagna scholars will receive $5,000 for support of travel to and living expenses in Portland. Scholars are eligible for up to $2,500 additional award to support travel to a national neurosurgical meeting to present the results of their research project, under the supervision of their mentor. The OHSU neurosurgical faculty mentor also receives up to $2,500 to cover research expenses.
Medical students with a serious interest in neurological surgery are encouraged to apply.
Clinical Research Opportunities
APPLICATION OPEN MID-NOVEMBER
Established by the Bellevue Hospital Center Emergency Department, Project Healthcare (PHC) is an immersive 10-week program that allows students to take part in several weekly rotations based in the emergency department.
APPLICATION DEADLINE EARLY DECEMBER
The APDA Summer Fellowship focuses on developing Parkinson's related research projects.
A week long experiential learning program for students to gain first-hand knowledge of treating addiction.
APPLICATIONS DUE FEBRUARY 15TH
Students wishing to explore ophthalmology or eye research are awarded $2500 to conduct short, independent project under the guidance of a senior scientist or clinician.
APPLICATIONS OPEN NOVEMBER 4, 2019
The MSKCC Summer Fellowship Program is an 8-week research program in the field of oncology and/or related biomedical sciences.
The Department of Physical medicine & Rehabilitation offers fellowships in the following areas: traumatic brain injury, sports medicine, sports medicine/musculoskeletal, pediatric rehabilitation, chronic pain management, and spinal cord injury.
APPLICATION DEADLINE JANUARY 17, 2020
The RPCI Summer Research Experience Program in Oncology allows students to engage in clinical and/or basic scientific research for an 8-week period.
The Scaife Advanced Medical Student Assistantship in Alcohol and Other Drug Dependency program offers students training in the field of addiction.
2020 APLLICATIONS NOW OPEN, DEADLINE TO REQUEST MENTOR IS 11/15/19
The MMSAP is an 8-12 week summer research experience for minority students in their first or second years of medical school. The program provides a $5,000 stipend and a travel allowance.
APPLICATIONS OPEN MID-NOVEMBER, 2019
The Vanderbilt Student Research Training Program (SRTP) allows students to conduct research in the areas of diabetes and obesity-related areas, ranging from basic laboratory studies on gene regulation, to clinical studies on humans.
APPLICATION DEADLINE DECEMBER 6, 2019
The American College of Gastroenterology offers Medical Resident Clinical Research Awards of up to $10,000 for original research in clinical gastroenterology. The mentor must be an ACG member at the time of submission of the grant proposal. This application is intended for physicians in training (residents). Awardees will be selected based on feasibility, scientific and clinical significance, originality and anticipated contribution of the research to clinical practice.
Public Health Research Opportunities
APPLICATION DEADLINE FEBRUARY 14, 2020
The 2020 Butler-Williams Scholars Program (formerly the Summer Institute on Aging Research) includes lectures, seminars, and small group discussions in research design relative to aging, including issues relevant to aging of ethnic and racial minorities.
APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED JANUARY 15 - FEBRUARY 15
Under close supervision and mentorship of experienced professionals, students are matched with a practicum opportunity that enables them to experience some "real-life" challenges of public health.
APPLICATION DEADLINE IN JANUARY
The OMHHE supports a variety of Internship opportunities in public health settings.
International Research Opportunities
CFHI provides a unique opportunity for students to gain immersive experiences in the field of global health.
Disadvantaged Students/Underrepresented Minorities Research Opportunities
The Multidisciplinary International Research Training (MIRT) program is an 8-12 week biomedical and behavioral science research program that builds on established academic links throughout the world.
APPLICATIONS OPEN NOVEMBER 1ST, DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5TH, 2020
The SHPEP is designed to provide interested students with a variety of career and academic experiences in the health professions.
APPLICATIONS OPEN DECEMBER 3, 2019, DEADLINE MARCH 3, 2020
The UCLA Pre-medical/Pre-dental Enrichment Program is designed to help prepare students for medical and/or dental school. The program contains the following components: MCAT preparation, medical/dental coursework, career guidance and personal development, and clinical preceptorships.
Paired with Creighton University faculty and researchers, students conduct kinesthetic laboratory research in various biomedical fields during an 8- week program.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FEBRUARY 1
The Advancing Cornell Career Experiences for Science Students (ACCESS) internship program is designed for students to gain hands-on experience of biomedical research.
The 6-week Fostering Advancement & Career through Enrichment Training in Science (FACETS) program engages students in group research projects within various areas dedicated to the filed of public health.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FEBRUARY 1
A rigorous 5-week program that allows participants to gain exposure to medical school curricula, case-based problem solving, special lectures, clinical experiences, and research methods.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FEBRUARY 15
The Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences (BDBS) program is a 10-week, mentored research program designed to provide interested students in gaining biomedical research experience.
The USC/CHLA Summer Oncology Research Fellowship (SORF) Program
APPLICATION DEADLINE JANUARY 15, 2020
Our NIH-supported, highly-competitive Summer Oncology Research Fellowship (SORF) Program is designed for students in the summer between their 1st and 2nd year of medical school considering a biomedical career that involves cancer research. This research fellowship is held at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and at the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California (USC).
Sponsored/Funded Research Opportunities
Round-trip travel and hospitality costs covered for many of their international mission programs. Each mission lasts about 8-weeks
Round-trip travel and hospitality costs covered for many of their international mission programs. Each mission lasts about 8-weeks.
An award of $700 to assist medical students on a mission placement in a hospital or healthcare center in Tanzania, Madagascar, or Cameroon for 8- weeks.
To support research in the broad areas of medical history and medical humanities, candidates of the Bean Award will be awarded a $1500 stipend with an additional $750 available to support travel to the annual meeting (contingent upon final research paper submission).
The Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellowship in Tropical Medicine is designed to support medical students involved in clinical or research electives in tropical areas with a $1000 stipend.
The NIH offers a variety of grants - especially targeting groups underrepresented in the medical field.
Resourceful website for finding a mission based region, country, and category of interest.