Arnold P. Gold Foundation Summer Fellowship

Application Deadline: March 8, 2019

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/

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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 Deadlines:

December 7, 2018    Initial contact with mentors
January 8, 2019        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 8 RAMP scholars who meet the following criteria:

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

Questions about the application process? Please contact RAMP Manager Jenna Udren, judren@fredhutch.org or 206-667-6712

 

The deadline for initial contact with mentors is December 7, 2018. Applications are due via the RAMP Application Form by 5:00 pm PST on January 8, 2019.

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

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, 2019

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

 

Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women

The AMA Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women 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, 23 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

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

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.

Subsistence Allowance and Housing

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.

Duration of Training

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 2019 program must start on either Monday, May 13; Monday, May 20; Tuesday, May 28; or Monday, June 3, 2019. If you could not start on one of these dates (May 13, May 20, May 28, or June 3, 2019), you are not eligible for our 2019 program and should not apply.

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

Applications for our 2019 program will open October 1, 2018. The deadline for receipt of all 2019 application materials will be February 1, 2019. 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.

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
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

Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation

Fellowship opportunity:

Deadline: January 10, 2019

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