National Opportunities

Below is a table of the available research and scholarly opportunities academic institutions in the United States.

Program and Description Dates
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship

Research support for a continual period of a minimum of 8 to 10 weeks, 30 hours or more per week, or an average of 4 hours per week for 12 months over 1 to 2 years, for clinical investigation, basic laboratory research, epidemiology, social science/health services research, leadership, or professionalism. Funds from the fellowship are expected to be the major source of support for the student. Only one candidate from each school may be nominated. A student may only receive one fellowship during medical school. The name of the fellowship program honors Carolyn L. Kuckein, long-time administrator of AΩA and an honorary member of the society, who died in 2004.
Proposals must be submitted to the Councilor before December 31, 2016.
The final application must be received by the National Office no later than 11:59 PM, January 31, 2017, PST.
American Academy of Neurologists Medical Student Summer Research Program

The scholarship program offers members of SIGN a summer stipend of $3,000 to conduct a project in either an institutional, clinical, or laboratory setting where there are ongoing programs of research, service or training, or a private practice. Only applicants from schools with established SIGN chapters are eligible to apply. The AAN will award up to 20 scholarships to medical students with limited research experience relevant to clinical or neuroscience fields who have a supporting preceptor and a project with clearly defined goals. Note: The program is not intended for medical students with a Master Degree or PhD. Therefore these students should not apply. The project is to be conducted through a U.S. or Canadian institution of the student's choice and jointly designed by the student and sponsoring institution.
Student must submit by or before November 30, 2016
American Gastroenterological Association Investing in the Future (IITF) Student Research Fellowship

This fellowship provides 10 awards at $5,000 for underrepresented minority undergraduate and medical school students to perform eight to 10 weeks of research related to digestive diseases or nutrition. Highly qualified students will travel out of state to work with top investigators in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology. The award amount includes housing, travel and a stipend.
The application deadline is Feb. 3, 2017. The application with all supporting documents must be combined and submitted as one PDF file, titled by the applicant's last name and first initial. PDF applications are to be emailed to
Please direct all questions to the AGA via email at
American Medical Association Foundation Seed Grant Research Program

The AMA Foundation established the Seed Grant Research Program in 2000 to encourage medical students, physician residents and fellows to enter the research field. The program provides grants to support medical students, physician residents, and fellows in conducting small research projects.

With a generous contribution from Genentech Inc., in 2017 the AMA Foundation will be awarding grants of up to $2,500 in the areas of cardiovascular pulmonary diseases, HIV/AIDS, and pancreatic cancer and up to $5,000 in the area of neoplastic diseases for small research projects.
Applications are due by 5 p.m. CT on Jan. 6, 2017.
American Parkinson Disease Association Medical Students Summer Fellowship

Summer fellowships are offered for 10 weeks of clinical or laboratory work with an award of $4,000. Upon completion of their project, Fellows are invited to apply for up to $1,000 in travel funds to attend a related scientific conference to present their research. The award is to be used to support the student's summer research, for example, to defray tuition costs of research credits or to supplement living/housing costs. This award may be taxable; an IRS form 1099 will be sent to the recipient at the end of the calendar year.
Application Due: Monday, January 23, 2017
American Society of Hematology Minority Medical Student Award Program

Summer research experience for minority medical students between their first and second year of medical school, to be conducted during the summer break with a laboratory- or clinically-based hematology investigator.
Request a Mentor by December 15, 2016
Application Deadline: February 1, 2017
Children's Hospital Los Angeles-USC Summer Oncology Fellowship

This program is intended to provide the highest quality experience for first-year medical school students pursuing interests in oncology research.

While the program has traditionally been designed for students who have completed their first year of medical school, highly qualified undergraduates majoring in the health science fields may be considered.

Faculty mentors are located both at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and at the USC Keck School of Medicine.

The Summer Oncology Research Fellowship Program is traditionally awarded to students from universities and medical schools throughout the United States. Prior candidates have been exceptional students.
Application Deadline:
Postmarked by December 19, 2016
* Please note that the due date has been changed from January 31, 2017 to December 19, 2016.
Duration: 6–10 weeks, at least 8 weeks preferred
2017 Dates: May 22 – August 31
Postgraduate Training Required: No
U.S. Citizenship Required: No
Stipend: $350/week
Congress of Neurological Surgeons/CNS Medical Student Fellowship in Socioeconomic Research

The CSNS/CNS Medical Student Socioeconomic Fellowship supports a medical student conducting research on a socioeconomic issue impacting neurosurgical practice. It is funded and overseen by the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies and administered through the Fellowship Committee of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
The deadline to apply is February 1, 2017, at 11:00 PM CST.
Endocrine Society Summer Research Fellowships

The Endocrine Society offers Summer Research Fellowships to encourage promising undergraduate students, medical students, and first year graduate school students to pursue careers in endocrinology. The Society provides a stipend to each award recipient to participate in research projects under the guidance of a Society member for 10 to 12 weeks during the summer. After the summer fellowship, recipients are invited to attend ENDO 2018, the Society's Annual Meeting & Expo and will receive complimentary registration, airfare and lodging, and per diem for the duration of the meeting.
Application Deadline: December 8, 2016
Harvard Catalyst Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP)

The Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP) is an eight-week mentored, summer research program designed to enrich medical students' interest in research and health-related careers, particularly clinical/translational research careers.

In addition to a mentored clinical/translational research experience, VRIP students will participate in weekly seminars with Harvard faculty focusing on topics such as research methodology, health disparities, ethics, and career paths. Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in offerings of other Harvard Medical School programs such as career development seminars and networking dinners.
Mayo Clinic Summer Research Fellowship

The Summer Research Fellowship was created through grants from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and Mayo Clinic. This comprehensive training program, which typically lasts eight to 10 weeks, prepares underrepresented students for careers in clinical care and patient-oriented research.

The goal of this NHLBI research education program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce in the mission areas of importance to NHLBI. These NHLBI mission areas are biomedical, behavioral, and clinical and social sciences research and training to address cardiovascular, lung, and blood diseases and sleep disorders.
The application deadline is March 1, with a fellowship start date of the second Monday in June. An alternative June start date may be negotiable. Summer research fellowships are eight to 10 weeks.
Online applications are available on Dec. 1 preceding the summer of appointment. Applications are reviewed in January and early February, and appointments are made in late February. Early application is recommended.
MD Anderson Cancer Center First Year Medical Student Program

The 1st Year Medical Student program is a 10-week research program specifically designed for medical students who are interested in hands-on biomedical, translational or clinical research and have completed their first year of medical school.

Students are matched with a member of MD Anderson’s distinguished research and clinical faculty. Individual research projects are crafted by faculty mentors and reflect the ongoing research efforts of the institution's clinics and laboratories. Participants will work alongside his or her mentor in one of our state of the art research facilities or in the clinic. Valuable scientific connections with faculty, residents and postdoctoral fellows, as well as other student participants are created. The research projects, institutional lectures and workshops, and scientific connections are valuable tools that students can use to assess their individual career goals related to research and patient care in oncology. The program culminates with a research symposium in which participants are required to present individual talks and posters on their summer projects in front of their peers and faculty.
Deadline: January 17, 2017
Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR)

Administered by AFAR and the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the MSTAR program encourages medical students--particularly budding researchers--to consider a career in academic geriatrics by awarding short-term scholarships. MSTAR celebrates its 23rd year in 2017.
The deadline for applications is January 27, 2017. Please carefully review the application materials as they have changed for 2017.
Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) 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 (internship) in either laboratory research or clinical research.

A primary goal of the POE program is to encourage students to pursue a career in cancer research. Thus, we are particularly interested in highly qualified students with a serious career interest in cancer research, either as a clinical scientist or laboratory-based research scientist. The St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences offers PhD degrees, with training in cutting-edge scientific fields complemented by unique mentoring in the St. Jude clinical experience. Highly motivated POE students will have the opportunity to be considered for admission to the St. Jude Graduate School upon completion of their undergraduate degree.
The deadline for receipt of all application materials will be February 1, 2017.
Completed applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 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.
Radiological Society of North America Research Medical Student Grant

To increase the opportunities for medical students to have a research experience in medical imaging and to encourage them to consider academic radiology as an important option for their future. Recipients will gain experience in defining objectives, developing research skills and testing hypotheses before making their final choices for residency training programs. Students are expected to undertake a research project requiring full time efforts for at least 10 weeks under the guidance of a scientific advisor during personal/vacation time or during a research elective approved by their medical school.
Deadline: February 1, 2017
Society for Vascular Surgery Student Research Fellowship

The SVS Foundation Student Research Fellowship stimulates laboratory and clinical vascular research by undergraduate college students and medical school students registered at universities in the United States and Canada.

The intent of the fellowship award is to further the student’s education and introduce the student to the application of rigorous scientific methods to clinical problems and underlying biologic processes important to patients with vascular disease.
Deadline: February 1, 2017
Summer Research and Mentorship Program (RAMP) Scholar Grants

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 the next generation of HIV prevention researchers by providing African American and Latino/a medical students with opportunities to conduct independent research while receiving mentoring, project and salary funding, training, and professional development opportunities.
Deadline: January 4, 2017
NYAM Website

Up to $4,000 grant, consisting of a $3,500 student stipend plus $500 in support of the laboratory or department at which the student will conduct research, will be awarded to MD candidates who are either enrolled in a New York-area medical school or plan to conduct research at a New York-area institution. The grants typically support 10-12 week mentored cardiovascular research projects initiated during the summer between the first and second years of medical school, but medical school students in any year of their education may apply. Students are encouraged to pursue research projects that extend beyond this start-up period
Deadline: January 15, 2017
Roswell Website

Summer fellowship opportunities are available to medical and health professional students at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY. These summer experiences allow students to expand their horizons in the care and treatment of the cancer patient and participate in state-of-the-art clinical research.
Application Deadline: January 10, 2017
Summer Program in Obesity, Diabetes and Nutrition Research Training (SPORT)

The Summer Program in Obesity, Diabetes and Nutrition Research Training (SPORT) is a 10 week research internship for medical students only. The Program offers an intensive summer research experience and mentorship to successful applicants, as well as a stipend. Housing and transportation are not included in the program. If necessary, on-campus parking can be arranged for the summer at a discounted daily student rate.
Application Deadline: January 9, 2017
The Vanderbilt Student Research Training Program (SRTP)

The Vanderbilt Student Research Training Program (SRTP) is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and allows medical students to conduct research under the direction of an established scientist in the areas of diabetes, obesity, kidney disease, or digestive disease at Vanderbilt during the summer between the first and second year or second and third year of medical school.

SRTP offers three areas of emphasis: Diabetes and Obesity, Kidney Disease, and Digestive Disease.
Application Deadline: February 6, 2017
The Rheumatology Research Foundation

The Rheumatology Research Foundation is offering the opportunity for medical students enrolled in LCME or AOA COCA accredited medical schools a four- or eight-week clinical preceptorship or an eight-week research preceptorship.
Application Deadline: February 1, 2017

The Ross Student Research Fellowship is a 10-week program designed to expose first-year medical students, undergraduate and post-graduate students to clinical surgery, trauma and research.
Interested, please contact either or

The Strong Children’s Research Center is offering the Summer Program to develop fundamental skills in various research methodologies in a defined project.
Application deadline: February 28, 2017
Health Innovations Scholars Program

The Health Innovations Scholars Program (HISP) is a 5-week in-residence experience, which emphasizes advanced skills development for future physician leaders who aspire to transform healthcare delivery systems. The HISP is based in Denver, CO, and seeks students from across the country to join a highly select group of peers, who will work closely with exceptional University of Colorado faculty to learn cutting edge frameworks and hands-on skills as they practice the art and science of improving complex care delivery systems on our campus.
Application deadline: March 1, 2017
Medical Scholars Program

The Infectious Diseases Society of America is offering scholarships to students with mentorship by an IDSA member or fellow.
Application deadline: February 10, 2017
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is pleased to announce the Summer Medical Student Fellowships in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, supported by AACAP's Campaign for America's Kids (CFAK). The AACAP Summer Medical Student Fellowships offer a chance for medical students to explore a career in child and adolescent psychiatry, gain valuable work experience, and meet leaders in the child and adolescent psychiatry field.
Application deadline: February 17, 2017
Summer Medical Student Respiratory Research Fellowship

The Summer Medical Student Respiratory Research Fellowship (SMURRF) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center offers medical students the chance to explore pediatric pulmonary-related clinical and basic science research in laboratories in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
Application deadline: January 30, 2017
Herbert Brendler, MD, Summer Medical Student Fellowship Program

The Urology Care Foundation is proud to provide the Herbert Brendler, MD, Summer Medical Student Fellowship Program, designed to encourage medical students to join the field of urology through a summer fellowship program. This program is made possible through the support of the Herbert Brendler, MD, Research Fund and the Brendler Family.
Application deadline: January 12, 2017
Reading Hospital in Reading, Pennsylvania

Reading Hospital in Reading, Pennsylvania is offering 6-week internships in their Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology and Infectious Disease Departments. They have seven internships available -- two interns will be based in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and Obstetrics Gynecology and will spend half of their time in research and half as clinical observers; one intern will spend the majority of time in Infectious Disease research, but will also participate in didactic sessions.
Application deadline: March 10, 2017
Diversity In Vision Research and Ophthalmology

The National Eye Institute is seeking candidates for its Diversity In Vision Research and Ophthalmology (DIVRO) summer internship program. The DIVRO program offers each participant the opportunity to work closely with leading research scientists in the Division of Intramural Research and provides hands-on training in a research environment that will prepare them to continue their studies and advance their careers in basic and clinical research.
Application deadline: March 1, 2017

The GEMS-HP program is designed to provide summer research opportunities to students who are currently enrolled in a health professional programs including Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physicians Assistant and Public Health.  Students must already be in their health professional program during the summer that they participate in GEMS-HP. Students who were recently accepted to a health professional program but will not start that program until the following fall semester are not eligible for the GEMS-HP Program.  Each year, the GEMS-HP program runs for 8-10 weeks starting the on the first Monday of June and selected GEMS-HP participants must be able to attend for at least 8 weeks, but 10 weeks is preferred.  In order to get the maximum benefit from the program, GEMS-HP students will be expected to commit full-time the program and will not be allowed to take extended vacation or days off during the program period.  Students who are US citizens or Permanent Residents from the continental US and the US territories are welcome to apply.
Application deadline: March 1, 2017
HRTP Internship

HRTP is offering a public health internship to interested professional school students to experience some of the “real life” challenges of public health.  By working on current relevant public health issues under the close supervision and mentorship of experienced professionals, students apply classroom learning to practical problems in a closely matched practicum and, in the process, learn critical skills needed to excel in the field.
Application deadlines: February 15, 2017
Jack's Summer Scholar Program

The Department of Pediatrics at the Virginia Commonwealth University is offering the Jack’s Summer Scholar Program.  Summer scholars have the opportunity to work with the neonatal team as they provide care and conduct research related to infant and maternal health. Specific emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of multidisciplinary hospital care. The program also enables participants to explore medical career opportunities in pediatric subspecialties such as general surgery, anesthesiology, neurosurgery and infectious diseases.
Application deadlines: February 3, 2017
Medical Student Anesthesia Fellowship Summer Program

The Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship Summer Program provides students with a challenging and rewarding experience that exposes them to the opportunities within the medical field of anesthesiology and research.
Application deadline: January 31, 2017
Wilderness Medical Society (WMS)

The Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) is keenly interested in advancing the field of wilderness medicine by fostering and promoting research on topics related to health and medicine in extreme or austere environments.
Application deadline: January 13, 2017
Summer Program at NIAMS

The summer program at the NIAMS is a stimulating and rewarding experience that provides an opportunity for you to work side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. Intramural investigators pursue diverse biomedical research projects that include fundamental analyses of protein structure and function, cell biology, signal transduction, gene regulation, tissue development and differentiation, and genetics and immunology. They also conduct research on the genetics, etiology, pathogenesis and treatment of a variety of rheumatic, autoimmune, inflammatory, joint, skin, and muscle diseases.
Application deadline: March 1, 2017
Colon and Rector Surgery at University of Louisville

The Colon and Rector Surgery at the University of Louisville is offering a summer opportunity to students who have interest in medicine.
Application deadline: March 15, 2017
Summer Institute for Medical Students at the Hazelden Betty Ford Institute

The Summer Institute for Medical Students at the Hazelden Betty Ford Institute in California is offering a summer opportunity to learn about addiction treatment for substance use disorders directly from clinicians, patients and families.
Application deadline: March 1, 2017
Summer Research Trainee Program at Mass General Hospital

Mass General Hospital is offering the Summer Research Trainee Program (SRTP).  The program is to inspire students who are underrepresented in medicine to consider careers in academic medicine.
Application deadline: March 2, 2017
The Children's Hospital Colorado Research Training Opportunity

The Children’s Hospital Colorado is offering a research training opportunity.  The program will introduce the students to research related to child health and participate in lecture research series.
Application deadline: February 1, 2017
The Cleveland Clinic, American Center for Reproductive Medicine

The Cleveland Clinic, American Center for Reproductive Medicine is offering a Summer Mentorship Program.  The opportunity will provide an excellent environment to do translational research in reproductive medicine.  The goal is to encourage students to consider a career in medicine.
Application deadline: March 3, 2017
The Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP)

The Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) hosts the National Medical Student Injury Research Training Program. The goal of this program is to provide research training to future physician-investigators while introducing them to the field of injury research and prevention.  This program gives medical students the opportunity to conduct their own research under the supervision and guidance of CIRP faculty and researchers.
Application deadline: February 6, 2017
The Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research University of Michigan

The Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research University of Michigan is offering a 10-week immersion program to engage students in clinical, translational, and health disparities research and inspire them to choose a career focused on research.
Application deadline: February 4, 2017
The Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes

The Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health through the NIDDK and allows medical students to conduct research under the direction of an established scientist in the areas of diabetes, hormone action, physiology, islet cell biology or obesity at an institution with one of the NIDDK-funded Research Centers during the summer between the first and second year or second and third year of medical school. The Program helps students gain an improved understanding of career opportunities in biomedical research and a comprehensive understanding of diabetes, its clinical manifestations and its unsolved problems.
Application deadline: January 30, 2017
Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is offering summer programs employment.  The positions allow the students to gain valuable experience in a rigorous academic community.  The internship has been named as one of the top internships in leading publications.
The Appalachian Preceptorship

The Appalachian Preceptorship is designed to expose medical students to rural primary care practiced in a manner sensitive to the culture. Students will participate in one week of didactic sessions on the ETSU campus and spend three weeks with a rural physician practicing in an Appalachian community. Students will benefit from the cross-cultural experience, whether they choose to practice in Appalachia, urban areas or other communities throughout the nation.
Application deadline: March 15, 2017
The Health Innovations Scholars Program (HISP)

The Health Innovations Scholars Program (HISP) is a 5-week in-residence experience, which emphasizes advanced skills development for future physician leaders who aspire to transform healthcare delivery systems. The HISP is based in Denver, CO, and seeks students from across the country to join a highly select group of peers, who will work closely with exceptional University of Colorado faculty to learn cutting edge frameworks and hands-on skills as they practice the art and science of improving complex care delivery systems on our campus.
Application deadline: March 1, 2017
The Strong Children's Research Center (SCRC)

The Strong Children's Research Center (SCRC) funds a student training program for outstanding undergraduate (completion of junior year by May of the current year), medical, and graduate students who plan to pursue a career in biomedical research or clinical research. This is an opportunity to develop skills in a variety of research methodologies whereby participants may contribute to a project and ultimately a scientific publication.
Application deadline: February 28, 2017
The Ross Student Research Fellowship

The Ross Student Research Fellowship is a 10-week program designed to expose first-year medical students, undergraduate and post-graduate students to clinical surgery, trauma, and research.
The Rheumatology Research Foundation

The Rheumatology Research Foundation is offering a full-time clinical or research mentorship with an established rheumatology professional to encourage medical and graduate students to consider a career in rheumatology; students can choose a four- or eight-week clinical preceptorship or an eight-week research preceptorship.
Application deadline: February 1, 2017
York Hospital Summer Clinical Externship Program

York Hospital is offering an emergency medicine summer clinical externship program.  The program will expose the students to EM.
Application deadline: March 1, 2017 The AAP is offering funded research and clinical externships for medical students in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), a specialty that aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to patients with physical impairments or disabilities. Application deadline: February 1, 2017

The Carolinas HealthCare System Summer Research

The Carolinas HealthCare System Summer Research Scholars Program is a program of instruction in research for selected medical students and graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in accredited colleges and universities. Summer scholars work closely with mentors who are performing original research in the clinics or laboratories of Carolinas HealthCare System.Opportunities are many and varied and include original bench research in medically related disciplines such as biochemistry, cell biology, clinical trials, molecular biology, outcomes research, physiology, proteomics and others. 
Application deadline: February 28, 2017

Alex Lemonade Stand Foundation

Here is an opportunity to seek funding for research projects you may be looking to do this summer in Pediatric Oncology Research.  The research mentor may be here at IUSM if the researcher is an ALSF grantee.Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is dedicated to funding pediatric oncology researchers at critical points in their careers. The POST Program is designed for graduate and medical students who have an interest in pediatric oncology research and would like to experience the field first hand. We are now accepting applications to support students as they train with a pediatric oncology research mentor. Students may join a research project underway in a mentor's lab or begin an original investigation with the mentor.
Application deadline: May 1, 2017

OHSU School of Medicine Neurological Surgery

A 10-Week Summer Research Scholarship Available for United States Medical Students Intending a Career in Neurological Surgery.The Campagna Scholarship was endowed in 2006 by leading Oregon neurosurgeon Dr. Mario Campagna and his wife, Edith. The scholarship supports a 10-week summer semester of research under the supervision of a neurosurgical mentor at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and residence expenses in Portland, Oregon. Students in the first or second year of study at an accredited allopathic U.S. medical school are eligible to apply. One scholar will be selected annually.Campagna scholars will receive $5,000 for support of travel to and living expenses in Portland. Scholars are eligible for up to $2,500 additional award to support travel to a national neurosurgical meeting to present the results of their research project, under the supervision of their mentor. The OHSU neurosurgical faculty mentor also receives up to $2,500 to cover research expenses.Medical students with a serious interest in neurological surgery are encouraged to apply. In crafting their application proposals, applicants are invited to review the clinical and scientific interests of potential research mentors in the OHSU Department of Neurological Surgery. Proposals may be modified in collaboration with faculty after acceptance.
Application deadline: February 4, 2017

Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard

The Ragon Institute is offering a summer program for 2017.  The mission of the Outreach, Education and Training Program is to attract, train and grow students into researchers interested in solving problems related to HIV and other human diseases.
Application deadline: April 21, 2017

The Siteman Cancer Center

The Siteman Cancer Center is part of an academic medical center that includes Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.  The Center is offering the summer opportunities program to student with hands-on cancer research ranging from basic science research to clinical research to prevention/control and population research.
Application deadline: January 31, 2017

Nth Dimensions Summer Internship Program

Nth Dimensions is offering a summer internship program for Orthopaedic Summer Internship, and Radiology Summer Internship.
Application deadline: January 31, 2017

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America

The CCF is offering financial support for students to spend time performing research on topics relevant to Inflamatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Crohn's Disease.  The goal is to stimulate research interest in the area of IBD.
Application deadline: March 15, 2017

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is offering a summer fellowship program to students who are interested in careers as physician-scientists in the field of oncology and/or related biomedical sciences.
Application deadline: January 10, 2017

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

The Summer Research Internship Program provides training for undergraduate, graduate and medical students in Health Sciences who wish to learn the rationale, design strategies, methods and other aspects of biomedical research as research assistants.

Participants engage in studies under the direct supervision of investigators who are members of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC's faculty and staff. In addition to the educational benefits, research assistants are also compensated.

Application deadline: February 15, 2017

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology

The Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) Summer Research Program offers undergraduate and medical students an excellent introduction to current radiological sciences research. This is a 10-week program based on approximately 40 hours per week; you may start anytime between May 25 and June 8.
Application deadline: February 13, 2017

Fight for Sight

Summer Student Fellowships are available to undergraduates, graduate and medical students who are interested in pursuing eye-related clinical or basic research. For most students, this is their first exposure to eye or vision research and the experience has resulted in many students choosing academic ophthalmology or eye research as a full-time career. Unrestricted awards of $2,500 are given for two to three months of full-time research, usually during June-August. Students receiving stipends from other sources are generally not eligible.

Application deadline: February 1, 2017

Simon Kramer Summer Externship

The Department of Radiation Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University & Hospitals in Philadelphia, PA, is offering the annual Simon Kramer Society Externship in Radiation Oncology. This externship was established for the purpose of exposing medical students to the discipline of radiation oncology and provides up to two students each year with the opportunity to spend six weeks in our Department working on a research project and participating in clinical and educational activities. You must be a first or second year student in good standing in an accredited U.S. Medical College in order to be considered for this externship. The start and end dates will be determined with the students after the selection process, but must occur between June and August.

Application deadline: March 31, 2017

Cleveland Clinic Akron General Summer Programs

The Research Fellowship Program at Akron General Medical Center is an 8-week program designed to give students enrolled in medical or graduate science programs experience in basic science, biomedical, or clinical research. 

Research projects are led by Akron General Scientists and Physicians; and students may have opportunities to shadow attending physicians and residents, or to observe activities in various medical departments throughout the hospital.

Application deadline: March 17, 2017

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Program for LGBTI Health

The Vanderbilt Program for LGBTI Health strives to promote national leadership in providing excellent patient care, education, research, and advocacy for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex communities.

Application deadline: January 31, 2017

Hospital for Special Surgery: Women's Sport Medicine Center Summer Internship Program

The Women’s Sports Medicine Center at Hospital for Special Surgery sponsors internships for students interested in the field of sports medicine with a special focus on active and athletic women. The internship is a full-time, 8 week diverse summer experience. Interns will shadow all members of our healthcare team with exposure to primary care sports medicine, orthopedic surgery, sports nutrition, sports performance and sports physical therapy.

Application deadline: February 17, 2017

SIR Foundation Advancing Interventional Radiology Through Research

The SIR Foundation’s summer medical student research internship program’s goal is to introduce medical students early in their studies to interventional radiology research and medical device development. The internships are for highly motivated medical students who seek to acquire a fundamental understanding of research methods as they relate to vascular and interventional radiology.

Application deadline: March 13, 2017

Gold Foundation 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.

Application deadline: March 16, 2017

Institute for Research, Education and Training Addictions

With generous funding from the Scaife Family Foundation, IRETA is able to conduct this specialized program. The program offers students training in the field of addiction treatment and recovery incomparable to any they may have encountered in their prior medical school education or residency experience.

Application deadline: February 28, 2017

UTSouthwestern Medical Center 2017 Summer Research Program

The UTSW Medical Student Summer Research Programprovides a full-time 9- week investigative research experience for medical students. Program students will undertake a basic, clinical, or translational research project for the summer, which is intended to increase their scientific knowledge and skills and enable them to benefit from a rich research experiences. Students will additionally attend a series of weekly lunch-time seminars in which faculty discuss the fundamentals of basic and clinical research.

Letter of Intent: February 15, 2017

Application deadline: March 1, 2017

Medical University of South Carolina DART Summer Research Program

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) DART program offers a summer research fellowship for students interested in learning more about research. The program is open to undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. During the fellowship, students spend 10 weeks working full-time in their research mentor’s lab. The goal of the DART Summer Fellowship Program is to introduce promising students to research, both basic science and clinical in nature, and afford them the opportunity to work closely with a research mentor and his/her investigative team.

Application deadline: February 1, 2017

Medical Students for Choice

Application deadline: Not available

North American Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis (NASTH)

The NASTH Research Fellowship is an 8-10 week program aimed at introducing students to the field of hemostasis and thrombosis by supporting the students’ work on targeted research projects. The experience includes collaboration with a research mentor, and preparation and presentation at the bi-annual THSNA Summit.

The research focus may be lab-based, clinical or epidemiology research. Applicants are required to develop a research proposal in consultation with their mentor that can be completed within the 8 - 10 week fellowship period. Prior research experience is not required but is considered favorably, along with demonstrated academic achievement, service and leadership.

Application deadline: March 30, 2017

Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society

The SIGMA XI Scientific Research Society has provided undergraduate and graduate students with valuable educational experiences since 1922. By encouraging close working relationships between students and mentors, the program promotes scientific excellence and achievement through hands-on learning.

Application deadline: March 15, 2017 and October 1, 2017

Case Western Researve University School of Medicine

The Heart, Lung and Blood Summer Research Program is designed to engage 12 diverse undergraduates and 8 medical students in state-of-the art biomedical research in cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematological and sleep disorders research.  ​Students who belong to groups underrepresented in biomedical sciences are eligible to apply. In general, this includes students who are African American, Latino, Puerto Rican, Pacific Islanders, students from low-income families, or those with disabilities. Please note that you must be a US citizen or Permanent resident to participate.

Participants will enjoy weekly seminars that highlight research in these disciplines, as well as activities that encourage interaction among all students engaged in summer research.

The program will culminate in a poster session required for all undergraduates and non-CWRU medical students. CWRU medical students will present their work in the subsequent CWRU Lepow Day event.

Application deadline: March 1, 2017

The University of Texas at Austin: Surgery and Perioperative Care

The Dell Medical School Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care is offering an exciting research opportunity for medical students. The 2 to 3-month Summer Research Assistant position provides an opportunity to closely work with leading Dell Medical School faculty on clinical and/or care delivery research projects over the course of an 8-12 week period. Students will have opportunities to interact with faculty such as Department Chair Dr. Kevin Bozic, Dr. David Ring, and other leaders of care transformation in fields ranging from Anesthesiology to Orthopaedics to Urology, depending on the student’s interests.

Eligible students can apply by sending a letter of interest and CV to Lauren Uhler (Research Project Manager in the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care) at

Application deadline: February 1, 2017

PhRMA Foundation: Paul Calabresi Medical Student Fellowship

Clinical pharmacology is the science of developing and using drugs in the treatment of patients. It is underpinned by the basic science of pharmacology, with added focus on the application of pharmacological principles and methods in the real world. It has a broad scope, from the discovery of new target molecules to the effects of drug use in whole populations.

Clinical pharmacology connects the gap between medical practice and laboratory science. The clinical pharmacologist promotes the safety of prescriptions, maximizes the drug effects and minimizes the side effects. It is important that clinical pharmacologists interact with pharmacists who have special skill in the areas of drug information, medication safety and other aspects of pharmacy practice related to clinical pharmacology.

Clinical pharmacologists usually have a rigorous medical and scientific training which enables them to evaluate evidence and produce new data through well-designed studies. Clinical pharmacologists must have access to enough outpatients for clinical care, teaching and education, and research in collaboration with other medical sub-specialists. Their responsibilities to patients include, but are not limited to analyzing adverse drug effects, therapeutics, and toxicology including reproductive toxicology, cardiovascular risks, perioperative drug management, and psychopharmacology.

Application deadline: February 1, 2017

St. Baldrick's Foundation: Conquer Childhood Cancer

Funding for medical school or college students to work in a pediatric oncology research lab for one summer, possibly encouraging them to choose childhood cancer research as a specialty.

Application deadline: February 1, 2017

Emergency Medicine Foundation

The Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) is THE charity of emergency physicians. Founded in 1972 by visionary leaders of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), EMF invests its funds to further emergency medicine research and education.

The mission of EMF is to promote education and research that:

  • Develops career emergency medicine researchers
  • Improves patient care and provides the basis for effective health policy.
Application deadline January 17, 2017

Student Scholarships in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke

The scientific councils of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association want to stimulate interest, knowledge and investigative work in students in medicine, nursing, public health, nutrition and other allied health disciplines. AHA Student Scholarships support students conducting research projects related to cardiovascular disease, stroke and basic sciences early during pre-doctoral training, usually during the summer. AHA scholarships provide valuable stipends for students during the research project. The stipends may be used for student expenses, lab fees, or other costs incurred by the student during the project.

Application deadline: March 2017

American Society of Hematology: Minority Medical Student Award Program

The Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP) is an 8- to 12-week research experience for students from the United States and Canada in their early years of medical school. As part of this experience, students collaborate with an ASH member who serves as their research mentor. Program participants are also paired with an ASH member who serves as a career-development mentor throughout the participants' medical schooling and residency.

At the end of the research experience, students present their findings at the Promoting Minorities in Hematology Presentations at the ASH annual meeting. After the research year, the students remain involved with ASH throughout medical school and residency to keep them engaged in the study of hematology and to help them gain valuable knowledge in the field. In addition, students who participate in this program may apply to the program for a second summer research experience.

Application deadline: February 1, 2017

American Brain Tumor Association Medical Student Summer Fellowship

The Medical Student Summer Fellowships are $3,000 grants awarded to medical students wishing to spend a summer conducting brain tumor research with esteemed scientist-mentors. The intent of this program is to motivate talented medical students to pursue a career in neuro-oncology research. The grant application portal opens in late-November, and accepts applications through mid- to late- January.

Application deadline: January 25, 2017

Allegheny Health Network Autoimmunity Institute

The Allegheny Health Network's (AHN) Asthma, Allergy, and Autoimmunity Institute (AAAI) is based in Pittsburgh, PA. Their Annual Summer Research Internship Program typically admits 6-8 students per summer for an eight week research internship conducted under the mentorship of an AAAI faculty member.

Application deadline: February 17, 2017