Arnold P. Gold Foundation Summer Fellowship

For deadline and more information contact: Ian Finisterre (201) 735-8725

The Student Summer Fellowship program offers opportunities for medical students to complete a research or service project related to community health. Projects must be focused on studying cultural competency issues, developing skills to become relationship-centered physicians, and addressing a public health need in an under-served community or population. 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 at an accredited U.S. or Canadian school of allopathy or osteopathy may apply for either the Research or Service Fellowships (further described below) .

The student is expected to conduct the project under the oversight of a mentor (the student is responsible for identifying an appropriate mentor from their school). Multiple students can work together and submit one set of forms. A final report is due at the conclusion of the Fellowship.

The following are not requirements but we are particularly interested in projects that:

  1. Encourage collegial teamwork, particularly inter-professional teams that include participants from other disciplines.
  2. Are novel and unique – designed and implemented by students.

Information and application: http://www.gold-foundation.org/programs/student-summer-fellowships/

American Brain Tumor Association Summer Fellowship

The Medical Student Summer Fellowships are intended to support medical students wishing to spend a summer conducting brain tumor research. The fellowship is to be completed over a 12 -week period in a neuro-oncology laboratory within a mentorship setting.
The goal of this program is to provide an introductory learning experience that will motivate and empower talented medical students by providing them with the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a career in neuro-oncology research.
Applicant/PI(Fellow)
•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 a U.S. citizen or resident
Deadline: January 25, 2017
Notified by: May 15, 2017
For more information and application: http://www.abta.org/brain-tumor-research/research-grants/

GE-National Medical Fellowship Primary Care Leadership Program

The GE-National Medical Fellowship Primary Care Leadership Program (PCLP) Application is now available!

PCLP candidates are students from underrepresented minority groups and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. Applicants must be 1st or 2nd year medical students.

PCLP Scholars will be placed at one of their partner community health centers during the summer to participate in a summer service-learning opportunity focused on developing leadership skills.

Each Scholar receives a $5,000 scholarship stipend, which is expected to cover travel, living, and lodging expenses incurred during program participation.

Applications due January 31, 2017!

For more information and application: https://www.nmfonline.org/about-our-scholarships-and-awards/service-learning-programs/ge-nmf-primary-care-leadership-program/

AACAP’s Jeanne Spurlock Minority Medical Student Research Fellowship

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is sending out this final call for applications for  AACAP’s  Jeanne Spurlock Minority Medical Student Research Fellowship! This is a great opportunity for medical students of color to become engaged in substance abuse research.

Visit for more information and the application: http://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Awards/Medical_Students_Awards/Spurlock_Research_Fellowship.aspx

Deadline:  March 3, 2017

The Jeanne Spurlock Minority Medical Student Research Fellowship in Substance Abuse and Addiction provides up to $4,000 for 12 weeks of research training in substance abuse and addiction under a mentor with established  and related expertise. Although preferred, the mentor does not need to be a child psychiatrist by training.  This program also provides additional travel funds to attend the AACAP Annual Meeting on October 23 – 28, 2017 to present their research in a new research poster session.

Fellowship 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.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Participants agree that their fellowships will last 12 consecutive weeks (All fellowships less than 12 weeks must receive approval by AACAP. Fellowships less than eight weeks will NOT be considered). The expectation is that the student will complete 60 work days at 8 hours per day to complete the fellowship.
  • Participants agree to submit an abstract outlining their new research poster presentations for publication in the AACAP Scientific Proceedings by July 15, 2016.
  • Participants agree to attend the AACAP Annual Meeting
  • Participants agree to submit all required reporting documentation prior to the AACAP Annual Meeting, including a final report, a copy of the new research poster, a thank you letter to the funder, and an evaluation of the program completed by the participant and the mentor.
  • Participants agree to participate in all annual surveys as part of the program’s evaluation process

American Indian Graduate Center Fellowship

The AIGC Fellowship program: The fellowship amount is typically between $1000 and $5000 per academic year (not including summer), and varies from year to year, depending on the number of qualified applicants, the availability of funds and unmet financial need.

Applicants will also be considered for other scholarship opportunities with this application.

To be considered, applicants must be:

  • Pursuing a post-baccalaureate graduate or professional degree as a full time student at an accredited institution in the U.S.;
  • Able to demonstrate financial need through submission of the AIGC Financial Need Form (FNF), and;
  • An enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native group, or provide documentation of descent (possess one-fourth degree verifiable federally recognized Indian blood) as verified through submission of a Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC).

Apply online at: http://www.aigcs.org/scholarships/graduate-fellowships/

Deadline: June 1, 2017

Washington Family Scholars Program

Deadline: April 15, 2017

Financial Support

The selected awardee will be hired in a paid position for ONE (1) year to conduct research in a Department of Neurosurgery laboratory. The amount of the salary is dependent on the student’s level of education, skills, and research experience and may range between $30K to $34K a year with no benefits. Each awardee will also receive further financial support to present their work at a national neuroscience, cancer or neurosurgery meeting. Awardee must be able to travel to Los Angeles, California to complete their research project. According to IRS regulations, this award is subject to all applicable income tax.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be an undergraduate, graduate or medical student.
  • Applicants must be able to commit to one year to the program
  • Applicants with an interest in neuroscience are eligible for this award. However, applicants that have not yet committed to a major in science are welcome.
  • Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • Applicants must be 18 by the start of the fellowship

Website: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Patients/Programs-and-Services/Neurosurgery/Training-Program/Washington-Family-Scholars-Program.aspx

For More Information

For more information or to receive an application package, please contact:

Samantha Phu, Academic Program Coordinator
Cedars-Sinai
127 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, A6600
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Phone: 310-423-9522
Fax: 310-967-8591
Email: samantha.phu@cshs.org

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Thirty grants of $20,000 plus $16,000 for tuition are offered for graduate study in the US for one or two years for students who are Med 1 and Med 2.

  1. NEW AMERICAN STATUS

One of the following must be true as of the application deadline:

  • Born in the US: You are a US citizen by birth and both of your parents were born abroad as non-US citizens.
  • Naturalized Citizen: You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents.
  • Green Card: You are in possession of a valid green card.
  • Adopted: You were born outside of the US or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents, and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption.
  • DACA: You have been granted deferred action under the government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Note: For all of the above, it must be true that both of your parents were born outside of the United States as non-US citizens, and were not eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births.

The application includes the following sections:

  1. A confirmation of your eligibility – “New American” documents showing status
  2. Your personal and contact information
  3. Your higher-education history
  4. The graduate program[s] for which you seek support
  5. Required submissions:
    1. Resume
    2. Two essays
    3. Transcripts
    4. Scores of standardized tests already taken
    5. Recommendations (3 required, up to 5 accepted)
  6. Optional exhibits

You must not have reached or passed your 31st birthday as of November 1, 2016.

Applications for the 2018 fellowships open in mid-April.

Deadline: each year November 1.

For further information visit https://www.pdsoros.org/apply