Short Term External Funding

In terms of funding for global health work, UCSF students should avoid choosing field assignments in countries with with a State Department travel warning or an iJet security rating of 5 (click on "UC Trip Planner") since these placements require special permission from the UCSF administration. (See a global health advisor if you have questions about this.)

More details, including program requirements are listed below

                                     Eligibility  
Opportunities SOM SON SOP SOD Grad Location Purpose
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Summer Medical Fellows Program (Includes Janelia) X     X   UCSF, U.S. Lab-based, basic, translational, or applied biomedical summer research at a US lab
NIH Medical Clinical Center Summer Internship X X   X   UCSF, U.S. Summer clinical research
Center for Disease Control Epidemiology Elective Program for Senior Medical Students X         U.S. Hands-on experience working on a current public health project with an experienced CDC mentor
RAMP Scholars Grant X         UCSF, U.S., International HIV vaccine research targeted towards under-represented medical students
Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) X         UCSF, U.S. Experience in aging-related research and geriatrics
Campagna Scholarship X         U.S. Summer research under the supervision of a neurosurgical mentor at Oregon Health and Science University
Pediatric Oncology Student Training Program (POST) X       X UCSF, U.S. Research in pediatric oncology
American Pediatric Society and Society for Pediatric Research: Student Research Program X         U.S. Encouraging medical students to consider careers in research related to pediatrics
Infectious Disease Society of America (ISDA) Medical Scholars Summer Program X         UCSF, U.S., International Promote the subspecialty of infectious diseases
American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH): Benjamin H. Kean Traveling Fellowship in Tropical Medicine X         International Clinical or research electives in tropical areas, with at least one month spent at a site endemic for tropical diseases
UC MEXUS Grant         X UCSF, U.S., International (Mexico) UC graduate student and postdoctoral research activities in all disciplines as related to academic exchange, research training, and scholarly development
Donald A. King Summer Research Fellowship X         UCSF Attract bright young scientists into the field of Huntington’s disease research and to facilitate meaningful HD research to clarify the biological mechanisms underlying HD pathology
Rheumatology Research Foundation Medical Student Clinical Preceptorship X         UCSF To introduce students to the specialty of rheumatology by supporting a full-time clinical experience.
Rheumatology Research Foundation Medical Student Research Preceptorship X         UCSF To introduce students to the specialty of rheumatology by supporting a full-time research experience.

AACAP: US Medical Students Summer Fellowship Award Opportunities

X         UCSF (NY) For minorities to explore a research career in substance abuse in relation to child and adolescent psychiatry.

The ASH Minority Medical Student & Resident Award Program (MMSAP) 

X       X U.S.

For minority medical students interested in research and specializing in hematology

American Brain Tumor Association Medical Student Summer Fellowships  X         U.S. International Intended to support medical students wishing to spend a summer conducting brain tumor research.
IDSA Medical Scholars Program         X U.S. Supports medical students wishing to spend a summer conducting brain tumor research

 

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Summer Medical Fellows Program (Includes Janelia)

Purpose: Lab-based, basic, translational, or applied biomedical summer research at a US lab
Eligibility: SOM, SOD (Not PhD or MD/PhD students)
Award: $500/week, up to $1,000 for round-trip relocation costs

Requirements:

  • Previous lab experience is required
  • No other funding source allowed
  • For further requirements, view the website

Length: 8 – 10 weeks, full-time
Apply: See website
Contact: medfellows@hhmi.org

NIH Medical Clinical Center Summer Internship

Purpose: Summer clinical research
Eligibility: SOM, SOD, SON
Award: Monthly stipend determined annually

Requirements:

Length: 8 weeks
Apply: http://www.cc.nih.gov/training/students/summer_internships.html
Contact: ccsummerinternship@mail.nih.gov

Center for Disease Control Epidemiology Elective Program for Senior Medical Students

Purpose: 6-8-week rotation in the fall or spring semester of 4th year; hands-on experience working on a current public health project with an experienced CDC mentor
Eligibility: SOM
Award: Students pay their own round-trip travel to their assigned CDC facility and living expenses during the elective; expenses related to field investigations (travel and living) are paid by the CDC.

Requirements:

  • 2 rotations are available: 6 – 8 weeks between June and December or 6- 8 weeks between January and May of 4th year
  • Assignment locations are within the CDC or the Indian Health Service (see website for further details)

Length: 6 – 8 weeks
Apply: http://www.cdc.gov/epielective/index.html
Contact: EpiElective@cdc.gov

RAMP Scholars Grant

Purpose: HIV vaccine research providing under-represented medical students with opportunities for independent research along with structured mentoring, project and salary funding, training, and professional development activities.
Eligibility: SOM students who self-identify as African American and/or Latino/a and are interested in a future career in HIV vaccine development
Award: Maximum of $20,000

Requirements:

  • Travel to an HIV Vaccine Trials Unit in the US or abroad
  • Attend an HVTN (HIV Vaccine Trials Network) Conference
  • Research projects in areas of basic, clinical, behavioral or social science

Length: 8 – 16 weeks (summer or 4th year)
Apply: http://www.hvtn.org/en/science/scholar-awards.html
Contact: for more information, contact Jenna Udren

Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR)

Purpose: Experience in aging-related research and geriatrics, with the mentorship of top experts in the field.  
Eligibility: SOM students who have completed first year
Award: ~$1750/month

Requirements:

  • Research projects are offered in basic, translational, clinical, or health services research relevant to older people
  • A poster can be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society
  • Students can conduct their research at UCSF or in other academic institutions, with specific research mentors (please see list of mentors and schools on the website)
  • Students must have a faculty sponsor/mentor to apply

Length: 8 – 12 weeks: a structured research, clinical, and didactic program in geriatrics
Apply: For more Information and an online application: www.afar.org/research/funding/mstar/
Contact: grants@afar.org

Campagna Scholarship

Purpose: Summer research under the supervision of a neurosurgical mentor at Oregon Health and Science University
Eligibility: SOM, first or second year, interested in a career in neurological surgery
Award: $5,000 for travel and living expenses in Portland, OR. Plus eligibility for conference travel expenses.
Requirements: See website
Length: 10 weeks
Apply: See website
Contact: For more information, visit the Campagna website. Applications are due at the end of February.

Pediatric Oncology Student Training Program (POST)

Purpose: To expose students to research in pediatric oncology and provide a mentoring relationship and a real-time research experience
Eligibility: SOM & PhD students
Award: $5000 with additional $2000 for consumable supplies

Requirements:

  • Mentors must be ALSF grant recipients (current or former) doing active research in pediatric oncology. View UCSF mentors.

Length: 8 – 10 weeks full-time
Apply: http://alexslemonade.org/grants/post
Contact: Jay Scott ‎or see the website for more information

American Pediatric Society and Society for Pediatric Research: Student Research Program

Purpose: To encourage medical students to consider careers in research related to pediatrics.
Eligibility: SOM students seeking a research opportunity at an institution other than their own medical school.
Award: $61.43/day for a maximum stipend of $5,619

Requirements:

  • The research opportunity must not be completed at the medical school where the student is enrolled.
  • Choices should be selections made from the Laboratory/Research Group Directory, which includes APS/ SPR members who participate in the program.
  • The application should include the laboratories/groups of interest to the student.
  • The student is responsible for arranging living quarters, transportation and submitting reports and evaluations.

Length: 2 – 3 months at 40 hours/week
Apply: All application materials must be submitted by email to barbaraa@aps-spr.org
Contact: for emails, student-research@aps-spr.org. For more information, visit the APS/SPR website.

Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) Medical Scholars Summer Program

Purpose: To promote the subspecialty of infectious diseases, the IDSA Education and Research Foundation offers scholarships to medical students with mentorship by an IDA member or fellow. It is the responsibility of IDSA members and fellows to identify and solicit interested students.
Eligibility: SOM
Award: $2000: $1500 in April/May, and $500 after the post-project report is submitted to the IDSA

Requirements:

  • The scholarship activity must focus on pediatric or adult infectious diseases and may involve either clinical or research activities
  • Each student must have a mentor who is an IDSA member or fellow
  • Complete a brief final report at the end of the activity

Length: Depends on activity
Apply: http://www.idsociety.org/Medical_Scholars_Program
Contact: For questions, visit the website or email: medicalscholarsprogram@idsociety.org.

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH): Benjamin H. Kean Traveling Fellowship in Tropical Medicine

Purpose: This fellowship is designed to support medical students involved in clinical or research electives in tropical areas, with at least one month spent at a site endemic for tropical diseases.
Eligibility: SOM (preference to ASTMH student members; note $15 annual dues)
Award: funding provides airfare and $1000 reimbursement for living expenses.

Requirements:

  • Elective must begin after June 1
  • Overseas mentor must be present during the student elective
  • See website for other preference criteria
  • Final 3-page report

Length: At least 4 weeks (preference for longer periods)
Apply: www.astmh.org/ASTMH_Sponsored_Fellowships/4351.htm
Contact: regarding the application: cmladany@umn.edu; regarding the online application process: j.deacetis@astmh.org

UC MEXUS Grant Related to Mexico-California Research

Purpose: the University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS) is sponsoring a competition for the support of UC graduate student and postdoctoral research activities in all disciplines as related to academic exchange, research training, and scholarly development. Proposals are encouraged for small, short-term non-dissertation projects of one week to six months that will advance the applicants’ research training or academic understanding of their fields.
Eligibility: UC graduate students enrolled in a masters or doctoral level program
Award: The maximum grant amount is $1,500.

Requirements:

  • Areas of interest to UC MEXUS range across academic fields from the sciences to the arts, Latino Studies, and critical issues of common concern to the United States and Mexico.
  • All activities must be overseen by a UC faculty sponsor
  • See the website for additional requirements

Length: 1 week to 6 months
Apply: See the website for application and submission details; note 2 submission deadlines are available each year.
Contact: More information and the application forms and instructions and can be accessed at http://ucmexus.ucr.edu/funding/grant_small_studentpostdoc.html

Donald A. King HDSA Summer Research Fellowship

Purpose: There is a continual and important need to continue to train the next-generation of scientists and physicians with research expertise in neurodegenerative disorders, especially Huntington’s disease.  The purpose of the Donald A. King Summer Research Fellowships program is two-fold:  first, to attract the brightest young scientists into the field of Huntington’s disease research and secondly, to facilitate meaningful HD research to clarify the biological mechanisms underlying HD pathology.
Eligibility: Application is open to matriculated undergraduate life sciences students, pre-medical students, and first-year medical students who are currently attending accredited institutions in the United States. Applications must be accompanied by a letter of support from the mentor who oversees the laboratory where the research will be performed.
Award: $4,000, as stipend for a student(s) who completes a 10-week summer fellowship and submits to HDSA a report of their activities and findings. In addition, up to $500 is available for the host university/lab/center to help defray the costs associated with the research.

Requirements:

  • Conducted over a 10-week period, between May 1 and September 8, 2015
  • Each student applying for a fellowship must complete an application form outlining their project, and can only submit the form with an endorsement from a faculty mentor who will supervise the student
  • Each recipient will be required to submit a progress report upon completion to receive final payment

Length: The duration of each project shall be at least 10 weeks
Apply: Completed applications should be emailed to George Yohrling, PhD, Director of Medical and Scientific Affairs at HDSA
Contact: More information and the application form and instructions can be accessed at http://www.hdsa.org/research/grant-applications/2015-donald-a-king-hdsa-summer-research-fellowship/index.html

Rheumatology Research Foundation Medical Student Clinical Preceptorship

Purpose: To introduce students to the specialty of rheumatology by supporting a full-time clinical experience.
Eligibility: Preceptors must meet citizenship and other eligibility requirements as outlined in the Awards and Grants policies. Medical students may apply during any year of medical school and must have identified a clinical preceptor by the time of the application. Only students enrolled in LCME or AOA COCA accredited medical schools or undergraduate students who have been accepted into medical school are eligible. MD/PhD students and previous student participants are not eligible. Individuals who are personally related to the proposed student are not eligible to serve as the student’s preceptor.
Award: $2,000 for a four-week clinical preceptorship or $4,000 for an eight-week clinical preceptorship, to be completed within one academic year. Students are also eligible to receive complimentary registration as well as reimbursement for up to $1,000 in travel expenses to attend the ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting during the current award year or the following year. Students must notify the Foundation prior to attendance to receive these benefits.

Requirements:

  • Preceptorships must be completed within one academic year
  • Applications due February 2, May 1, August 1, November 3
  • Prior to comleting an application, please view the instructions for all awards

Length: Either a four-week or eight-week clinical preceptorship
Apply: Apply via the online application
Contact: See UCSF Rheumatology Division website for contact information.

Rheumatology Research Foundation Medical Student Research Preceptorship

Purpose: To introduce students to the specialty of rheumatology by supporting a full-time research experience.
Eligibility: Preceptors must meet citizenship and other eligibility requirements as outlined in the Awards and Grants policies. Medical students may apply during any year of medical school and must have identified a clinical preceptor by the time of the application. Only students enrolled in LCME or AOA COCA accredited medical schools or undergraduate students who have been accepted into medical school are eligible. MD/PhD students and previous student participants are not eligible. Individuals who are personally related to the proposed student are not eligible to serve as the student’s preceptor.
Award: $4,000 for an eight-week research preceptorship, to be completed within one academic year. Students are also eligible to receive complimentary registration as well as reimbursement for up to $1,000 in travel expenses to attend the ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting during the current award year or the following year. Students must notify the Foundation prior to attendance to receive these benefits.

Requirements:

  • Preceptorships must be completed within one academic year
  • Applications due February 2, May 1, August 1, November 3
  • Prior to comleting an application, please view the instructions for all awards

Length: Eight-week research preceptorship
Apply: Apply via the online application
Contact: See UCSF Rheumatology Division website for contact information.

AACAP: US Medical Students Summer Fellowship Award Opportunities

Purpose: The AACAP Jeanne Spurlock Research Fellowship in Substance Abuse and Addiction offers a unique opportunity for minority medical students, or students whose project will focus on minorities, to explore a research career in substance abuse in relation to child and adolescent psychiatry, gain valuable work experience, and meet leaders in the child and adolescent psychiatry field.

Award:

1.      Up to $4,000 for 12 weeks of summer research under a child and adolescent psychiatrist researcher/mentor.

2.      Coverage for required attendance AACAP’s 63rd Annual Meeting in New York, NY on October 24 - 29, 2016 to present their research in a new research poster session. (Complimentary registration, four-paid nights in the hotel, and travel reimbursement for the Annual Meeting are included in addition to the fellowship stipend.)

Requirements: Applications are considered from African-American, Native American, Alaskan Native, Mexican American, Hispanic, Asian, and Pacific Islander students in accredited U.S. medical schools or students whose research will focus on minorities.*All AACAP Awards are contingent upon available funding.
Length: 8-12 weeks. NY, October 24 - 29, 2016.
Apply: Supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (contingent upon funding from sponsor)
Extended Deadline: March 31, 2016. See the website for application and submission details. Jeanne Spurlock Minority Medical Student Research Fellowships in Substance Abuse and Addiction
Contact: For a complete listing of award opportunities for medical students and residents,
visit the AACAP website, or view the attached flyer. Additionally, AACAP provides FREE membership for medical students. To apply for membership, visit the website AACAP Member Services, or contact Member Services via email at membership@aacap.org or by phone at 202.966.7300, ext. 2004.

The ASH Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP)

PurposeThe American Society of Hematology provides minority medical students with hematology research experience and mentorship in the lab of an ASH member. 

Requirements: Applicants must be in enrolled in a MD, DO, or MD/PhD medical school program and be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada. Applicants who are within their first or second year of medical school may apply as summer research students, while those within their first, second, or third year of medical school have the option of applying as flexible research students. Program participants must complete the research project through the following 8 to 12-week options: 

  • Summer research experience for first and second year medical students to be conducted during the summer break.
  • Flexible research experience for first, second, or third year medical students, to be completed over the course of a year (approximately 320-480 hour commitment).

Award:

  • A $5,000 stipend to support their summer research experience
  • A $1,000 travel allowance to attend the ASH annual meeting
  • $1,000 after the ASH annual meeting for presenting their research at the Promoting Minorities in Hematology event

Apply: Mentor request form deadline: December 15, 2016, Application deadline: February 1, 2017.

Contact: Contact ASH Customer Service at customerservice@hematology.org . 866-828-1231 (U.S. Only), or 202-776-0544.
 

The ASH Minority Resident Hematology Award Program

provides the opportunity to gain valuable hematology research experience during residency.
Learn more: http://portal.criticalimpact.com/go/1/6150195014aee7d73947229f28c3afba/25036/6340a5412d1fd538/4ada2d8133f650823947229f28c3afba>.

Questions?

Contact ASH Customer Service at customerservice@hematology.org . 866-828-1231 (U.S. Only), or 202-776-0544.

 

American Brain Tumor Association Medical Student Summer Fellowship

Purpose: The Medical Student Summer Fellowships are intended to support medical students wishing to spend a summer conducting brain tumor research.

Eligibility: Must be currently enrolled in the first, second or third year of medical school · Must conduct the proposed research and training at the Mentor’s institution · Must not have previously been a fellow on an ABTA Medical Student Summer Fellowship · Is not required to be enrolled as a student at the Mentor’s institution · Is not required to be a U.S. citizen or resident

Award: Up to $3,000 in direct costs for a 12-week summer term.

Length: 12 Weeks

Apply: Website: www.abta.org 

Contact: email: grants@abta.org 

 

IDSA Medical Scholars Program

Purpose: The Medical Student Summer Fellowships are intended to support medical students wishing to spend a summer conducting brain tumor research.

Eligibility: 

Students in the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of an accredited U.S. or Canadian medical school are eligible for this award. This includes students enrolled in MD-PhD programs that are in the PhD phase of their program.

The scholarship activity must focus on pediatric or adult infectious diseases and may involve either clinical or research activities.

Acceptable clinical activities can range from a preceptorial relationship with an ID consultant to participation in clinical trials or any other appropriate variant of clinical activities.

Acceptable research activities include all facets of infectious diseases, including epidemiology, microbiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

Each student must have a mentor who is an IDSA member or fellow.

Award: $2,000 scholarship

Deadline: February 10, 2017

Apply: http://www.idsociety.org/Medical_Scholars_Program/

Contact: medicalscholarsprogram@idsociety.org.

 

 



 



 

 

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