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

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

The Dan David Prize

Deadline: March 10, 2017

The Dan David Prize awards scholarships to registered doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, studying at recognized universities throughout the world, doing research in one of the selected fields for the year in which the application is being made, and whose research has been approved.

The Dan David Prize laureates annually donate twenty scholarships of US$15,000 each to outstanding doctoral and postdoctoral students of exceptional promise in the chosen fields for the current year. Ten scholarships are awarded to doctoral and post-doctoral students at universities throughout the world and ten scholarships at Tel Aviv University.

The Dan David Prize and scholarships are granted according to merit, without discrimination based on gender, race, religion, nationality, or political affiliation.

In order to ensure that your research is relevant to one of this year’s chosen fields, please read the field definitions on our website carefully before filling out the form.

For more information and the application: http://www.dandavidprize.org/scholarship-applications

  • The requested information must be typed in English only.
  • For inquiries, please contact ddprize@post.tau.ac.il, tel: +972-3-6406614

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, 2017

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

For application: http://cms.cws.net/content/americanosler.org/files/2016_Bean_Award_Application_Form.pdf

 

Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women

This fund provides scholarships of up to $10,000 to support research related to women in the medical profession. The first award was granted in 2006. To date, 21 research awards have been granted.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • The principal investigator or the co-principal investigator listed on the Giambalvo application must be a medical student or a physician (MD or DO). Students who are pursuing a MD or DO and are enrolled in accredited medical schools in the United States as determined by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and the AOA’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation are eligible.
  • Working alone or collaboratively on the specific research project.
  • AMA membership is not required in order to be eligible for this award.
  • Proposals will be evaluated and awardee(s) selected based on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to: the innovation, quality and/or feasibility of the idea; project/research methodology; potential to produce action, change or more comprehensive studies; and career goals of the applicant.

Application Deadline: July 31st (application available in May)

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

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

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

Medical students do nine weeks of clinical oncology research in a wide variety of medical fields involving chart review, record screening and examination and data collection and entry.  Participants may attend clinics, observe procedures, perform computer research data processing and analysis, MR image analysis and radiation therapy treatment planning.   The primary goal of this summer program is to encourage students to pursue a career in cancer research either as a laboratory-based scientist or physician scientist.

Applicants must be US citizens or non-citizen nationals or possess a permanent resident visa and have and undergraduate GPA of at least 3.4 on a 4 scale.

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.

Application requirements include an online application form, dean’s letter of recommendation, two letters of recommendation from faculty members or research mentors and undergraduate and medical school transcripts.

Participants must make a PowerPoint presentation and a written report on their research project.

Deadline: February 1, 2017

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

For the online application visit: https://hospital.stjude.org/apps/forms/fb/poe-application/

Questions contact:

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