The Future of Bariatric Surgery Scholarship

To increase awareness and encourage new activity and insight into the field, Bariatric Surgery Source is pleased to offer a bi-annual (January and August) $1,000 college scholarship (totaling $2,000 per year).

Submission Deadline: January 1, 2018 and July 1, 2017

Eligibility Requirements

  • Currently majoring in any medically-related degree or attending any medically-related certification program.
  • Students of any age – scholarships are not restricted to graduating high school seniors, high-school graduates, undergraduates, or graduate students.
  • Attending (or accepted by) school full-time (as defined by the educational institution) at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, or vocational-technical school located in the U.S.

Scholarship Guidelines

Using our online form, all interested students must:

  • Complete an online application
  • Upload a current, complete official transcript of grades (grade reports are not acceptable. Official transcripts must display student name, school name, degree program, grade and credit hours earned for each course, and term in which each course was taken.)
  • Upload a minimum 2,000-word essay describing how the field of bariatric surgery will evolve over the next 5 years
  • Upload two (2) letters of recommendation

Website: http://www.bariatric-surgery-source.com/bariatric-surgery-scholarship.html#selection-recipients

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/

American Academy of Otolaryngology Grant

Since 1985, CORE has played a vital role by awarding more than 600 grants and more than $10 million for research projects, research training, and career development to further the specialty of otolaryngology. These grants, ranging in award size from $5,000 to $80,000, have been essential for increasing the research base for otolaryngology.

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline – Submission is now CLOSED. You must have submitted an LOI by the deadline of December 15, 2016, to complete and submit a full application.  

Full grant application submission deadline – Midnight EST, January 17, 2017

Website: http://www.entnet.org/content/centralized-otolaryngology-research-efforts-core-grants-program

EMRA Research Grant

Purpose of Award: To provide research funding to physicians in training (residents or medical students) interested in completing a research project during residency/medical school.   This Grant promotes the involvement of emergency medicine trainees in research which supports the specialty of emergency medicine and its training.

Application Process: Submit Cover Letter, Grant Proposal Form (using the EMRA Research Project Proposal Form), and CV(s) of primary author(s) to EMRA. Preferred Method of submission is by email to awards@emra.org. You may also submit materials by mail or fax.

Eligibility: Grants will be available to any EMRA Medical Student or Resident member, or any emergency medicine interest group whose principal applicant is an EMRA Student or Resident member.

Selection Criteria: The proposed project must be consistent with EMRA’s Purposes and Objectives. Grant Applications will be reviewed by the EMRA Research Committee and projects will be selected based on the perceived importance and possible impact of the research, as described on the Research Project Proposal Form.

Award: Two awards of $1000 each Spring

Sponsor: EMRA

Application Deadline: January 15

Award Date: Spring EMRA Events in conjuction with SAEM’s Annual Meeting

Requirement: EMRA must receive appropriate acknowledgment for its support of the project. Grant recipients are encouraged to prepare a summary article of their results for EM Resident Magazine and to present a report at the Research Committee meeting following the receipt of their grant.

Website: http://www.emra.org/Content.aspx?id=167

Dr. Alexandra Greene Medical Student Award

The Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association Medical Student Award has been named in honor of Dr. Alexandra Greene. The award is given to recognize the great talent, hard work, and true compassion embodied by Dr. Greene, and to pass her memory on to students who might carry on her work.


Award Criteria:
The Dr. Alexandra Greene EMRA Medical Student Award recognizes a senior student (3rd or 4th year) who displays a significant dedication to emergency medicine. More importantly, this student goes out of his or her way for patients and colleagues. This student demonstrates compassion and professionalism even when faced with difficult situations and stresses.

Application Process: Single letter of support, the nominee’s curriculum vitae, and application form

Eligibility: 3rd or 4th year Medical Student member of EMRA

Selection Criteria: Leadership and service to students.

Award: Plaque and $1000

Sponsor: EMRA

Application Deadline: January 15

Award Date: Spring Meeting

Requirement: None

Website: http://www.emra.org/Content.aspx?id=163

Reider-Otis Scholarship for UVa Students

Reider-Otis Scholarship for UVa Students

The Jeffrey L. Reider and Charles F. Otis Endowed Scholarship annually provides a one-time scholarship award of $5,000 to a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or straight student who has demonstrated a willingness to advance the rights and acceptances of the LGBTQ community.

The scholarship is available for undergraduate (excluding first years) or graduate students who attend the University of Virginia on a full time basis. The scholarship will also consider activity in the musical arts (but is not limited to the musical arts). 

Applications are due by January 27, 2017 and letters of recommendation must also be in by this date.

Applications: http://aig.alumni.virginia.edu/serpentine/reiderotis-scholarship-2015-student-application/

HIV Vaccine Research Grants for African-American and Latino/a Medical Students

HIV Vaccine Research Grants for African-American and Latino/a Medical Students

Applications are due by 5 PM PST on January 4, 2017

The HIV Vaccine Trials Network, in collaboration with the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is investing in a young generation of HIV prevention researchers by providing African-American and Latino/a medical students with opportunities for independent research along with structured mentoring, project and salary funding, training, and professional development activities. The complete Request for Applications can be found at http://www.hvtn.org/ramp.

Who can apply?

The HVTN will be accepting up to 8 RAMP scholars that meet the following criteria:

  • Self-identify as African-American and/or Latino/a
  • Student at US medical school
  • In good academic standing
  • US citizen or US permanent resident
  • Interested in pursuing a future career in HIV research

If you are interested in applying, visit http://www.hvtn.org/ramp and e-mail Jenna Udren, RAMP Coordinator, at judren@fredhutch.org.  We will connect you with investigators who can assist you in selecting a project or topic of interest and potentially serve as a mentor for that project. by e-mail to HVTNawards@hvtn.org and notifications of award will be made in early March 2017.

For More Information
All correspondence concerning the program should be addressed to:

Jenna Udren, MPH
RAMP Coordinator
HIV Vaccine Trials Network
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Eastlake Ave., E3-300
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
Office: (206) 667-6712
judren@fredhutch.org