NMA Emerging Scholars Infectious Disease Research Awards

Established in 2020, this award provides $11,500 to two (2) African American medical students (for the 2020-2021 Academic Year) who have demonstrated interest in pursuing careers in Infectious Diseases research and clinical trials. The two award recipients are required to attend, and will be presented with the scholarship at the Virtual 2020 NMA 118th Convention Scientific Assembly. The registration fee to attend the conference will be waived for each student Scholar.

Applications are due at 11:59pm on June 15, 2020.

To start your application, you must first complete the eligibility form by clicking here.

Website: https://nmfonline.org/about-our-scholarships-and-awards/general-scholarships-awards/?fbclid=IwAR0cmX7VEpDq1f5Y0A_A-hRUy7C8uhz0r8pTjUbQbcAc4oQ8M8Jni3ShoTA

Arnold P. Gold Foundation Summer Fellowship

Applications for Student Summer Fellowships will be accepted from 1/24/2020 through 3/6/2020.

Who is eligible: Medical students at an accredited U.S. or Canadian school of allopathy or osteopathy may apply for either the Research or Service Fellowships (details below).

Student Summer Fellowships

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 underserved community or population.

There are two types of fellowships:

The Student Summer Research Fellowship is awarded for research in community health, cultural competency issues and vulnerable population health concerns. Although this is a research-based Fellowship, the focus should be on humanistic patient care and as such the proposal should show significant interaction with the target population.

The Student Summer Service Fellowship is intended to provide students an opportunity to design and implement a service project addressing a public health need in an underserved community or population. The Foundation’s goal is to provide an opportunity for students to work directly with patients and to become more compassionate, relationship-centered physicians.

 

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

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

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

Key Deadline:

January 6th, 2020:  Applications due by 5:00pm PST

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 4 RAMP scholars who meet the following criteria:

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

Key Dates/Deadlines:

November 18th, 2019:  Application Open

Week of December 2nd, 2019:  Projects Posted on Website

January 6th, 2020:  Applications due by 5:00pm PST

February 21, 2020:  Announcement of awarded scholars
Questions about the application process? Please visit our RAMP Application FAQ page. Please contact RAMP Program Manager Linda Oseso, loseso@fredhutch.org or (206) 667-2175.

 

 

Bean Student Award

The American Osler Society announces the availability of an award for support of research in the broad areas of medical history and medical humanities.

Candidates must be currently matriculated students in approved schools of medicine in the United States or Canada.

The stipend for the coming year will be $1,500, and up to $750 additional may be available to support travel to the annual meeting contingent on submission of a paper acceptable to the Committee at the conclusion of the studentship.

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Information: http://www.americanosler.org/bean-award.php

 

Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women

Apply for a Giambalvo scholarship

The Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women provides scholarships of up to $10,000 to support research advancing the study of women in the medical profession and strengthening the AMA’s ability to identify and address the issues affecting women physicians and medical students.

The American Medical Association Women Physicians Section (WPS) in conjunction with the AMA Foundation established the Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women to promote the progress of women in the medical profession and to strengthen the ability to identify and address the needs of women physicians and medical students.

We are seeking innovative research proposals focusing on professional work/practice issues that affect women physicians, including but not limited to:

  • Leadership training protocols
  • Gender-based physician practice patterns
  • Physician satisfaction or burnout
  • Retention incentives
  • Practice re-entry issues

This award is for a maximum of $10,000. Download the application (DOC).

Application deadline is July 15, 2020 at 5 p.m. Central.

Contact Information:
Women Physicians Congress American Medical Association
515 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60654
Telephone:(312) 464-4743
Email: wpc@ama-ass.org

Website: https://www.ama-assn.org/joan-f-giambalvo-fund-advancement-women

Washington Family Scholars Program

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 on how to apply, application deadlines 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

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s Pediatric Oncology Education Program

The Pediatric Oncology Education program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is funded by the National Institutes of Health / National Cancer Institute. The POE program offers a unique opportunity for students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, psychology, or public health to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. The POE program provides a short-term training experience (summer internship) in either laboratory research or clinical research.

The minimum time requirement for our program is 10 weeks at St. Jude for those currently in medical school and 11 weeks for all others. The student’s daily schedule will depend on the research area in which they are working, but the student is expected to work full-time. Applicants for our 2020 program must start on either Monday, May 11; Monday, May 18; Tuesday, May 26; or Monday, June 1, 2020. If you could not start on one of these dates (May 11, May 18, May 26, or June 1, 2020), you are not eligible for our 2020 program and should not apply.

Undergraduate participants in our program will receive a $400/week subsistence allowance, and all others will receive $480/week. Group housing close to our campus will be available at no cost for POE students coming from outside the Memphis metropolitan area to participate in the program. We do not provide paid family housing. Travel expenses are the participant’s responsibility.

Requirements

Trainees MUST be a United States citizen, non-citizen national, or possess a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States. A student visa is not sufficient. Most POE students are highly qualified undergraduate or graduate students preparing for careers in medicine or biomedical sciences. A few are attending or have been accepted into graduate, medical, pharmacy, or nursing school. POE applicants MUST have an undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.40/4.00 in math and science (biology, chemistry, physics) AND at least a 3.40 overall. Medical, pharmacy, and graduate students must also meet the undergraduate GPA requirements. Applicants must have research experience and be in at least their sophomore of college year when they apply. At least one letter of recommendation must be from a research mentor. Medical student applicants must be attending a US medical school. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to these requirements.

Deadline

The deadline for receipt of all 2020 application materials will be February 1, 2020. Students should submit their application without waiting for their recommenders to submit letters of recommendation. Applicants are encouraged to get all their credentials in by mid-late December, so that they can be considered for early placement. Those applying after January 1 run a high risk of not having all their credentials submitted by the deadline.

Members of under-represented ethnic minority groups and women are especially encouraged to apply, since a major long-term goal of our program is to increase the diversity of persons engaged in oncology research and practice.

For further information visit http://www.stjude.org/poe.

For the online application visit: https://www.applyweb.com/stjudepo/index.ftl

 

Questions contact:

Suzanne Gronemeyer, PhD
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Mail Stop 304
Memphis, TN 38105-3678
suzanne.gronemeyer@stjude.org

Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation

Fellowship opportunity:

Deadline: January 9, 2020

The Sarnoff Fellowship Program offers medical students enrolled in accredited U.S. medical schools the opportunity to spend a year conducting intensive work in a biomedical research facility in the United States, other than the medical school in which they are enrolled.

Fellows are selected on the basis of a national competition. Sarnoff seeks individuals with demonstrated intellectual and academic achievement, as well as leadership ability.

Although applicants may have prior research experience, applications are also encouraged from students without extensive prior research experience. Applicants enrolled in an MD/PhD program will not be eligible for a Sarnoff Fellowship.

Applications are encouraged from second and third year medical students. Fourth year medical students are required to submit an official letter from their medical schools granting graduation deferment.

There are no citizenship requirements for application, but those who are not U.S. citizens must have and maintain an appropriate visa. The Foundation will not handle visa matters for applicants.

Fellowship awardees receive the following benefits:

  • $32,000 annual stipend
  • Allowances up to $8,000 for travel support to select a Preceptor and Fellowship laboratory and attend the Sarnoff Annual Scientific Meeting and American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, moving expenses, health insurance and funds for travel to present a paper at two national conferences

Each applicant must submit the following:

  • One-page personal statement describing scholarly interests and career plans
  • Three-page essay on the applicant’s cardiovascular topic of interest
  • Completed application form and signed statement of confidentiality
  • Official medical school transcript
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Recommendation from the applicant’s Sponsor
  • Two additional recommendations
  • Any other material that the applicant determines is appropriate to support the application

For further information visit : http://www.sarnofffoundation.org/?page=Fellowship_Info

For more information, contact:

Dana Boyd, Executive Director
Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation
731 Walker Road, Suite G-2
Great Falls, VA 22066

Phone: 703-759-7600
E-mail: dboyd@SarnoffFoundation.org

Ruth Jackson-Steindler Orthopaedic Clerkship

One or two outstanding med students who have completed M3 are invited to participate in the clinical services at the University of Iowa Dept. of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation involving educational programs and conferences, surgical skills education and research conferences.

The award provides support for housing and travel.

Application requirements include the PDF application, med school transcripts, letters of recommendation from the SOM dean and a faculty member, a current resume including research experience and copies of any published material and a personal statement.

Deadline: March 1st

For more information, contact: diversity-clerkship@uiowa.edu

Website: https://medicine.uiowa.edu/orthopedics/education/ruth-jackson-steindler-orthopedic-clerkship

 

Applicants must be enrolled in an LCGME accredited medical school