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1 Year Research

Title: UCLA South American Program in HIV Prevention (SAPHIR)
Location: Lima, Peru or Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Expected Time Commitment: 11 months 
Description: Eleven month NIH funded and mentored training program in HIV prevention research in Latin America for pre- and post-doctoral physician researchers from the US. All trainees are required to have completed their core clinical clerkships before starting the program. 
Deadline: January 13
Stipend: $20,000
Location: Lima, Peru or Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Recent UTHSC COM Participants: Colby Passaro (2017-2018) 

Title: NIDDK T32 Medical Student Research Training Supplement
Description: The Medical Student Research Training (MSRT) program provides mentored support for medical students interested in taking a year off from their medical school studies to work in an academic research lab. This support is via a supplement to a training grant (T32) in the appropriate area of research. A list of currently funded T32 program locations is available. Provides the opportunity to pursue a mentored research project to help solidify decisions to pursue a research career.
Time commitment: 1 year
Deadline: January and April 15
Stipend: NIH postdoctoral stipend
Location: Any research lab in the US except NIH labs in Bethesda, MD
Contact: Krystyna Rys-Sikora,, 301.451.4770

Title: HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program
Description: The Medical Research Fellows Program enables medical, dental, and veterinary students to spend a year conducting mentored basic, translational, or applied biomedical research. The Program encourages the development of future medical-scientists and students should have demonstrated an interest in and commitment to biomedical research (including some previous laboratory research experience, but who are not enrolled in an MD/PhD (or equivalent) program. Students select and work with a mentor to develop a basic, translational, or applied biomedical research proposal. Both mentor selection and the research proposal are key components of the fellowship application; working with an HHMI scientist is encouraged but not required. Mentors can be at any academic or nonprofit research institution in the United States (excluding the National Institutes of Health and any other government agency) or at HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, VA. There are special requirements for the Med Fellows Program at Janelia, including a prescreening application deadline in early November.
Time commitment: One year 
Deadline: January 11; November 11 for Janelia prescreening application
Stipend: $32,000/year
Location: Various, see above, 301.951.6708 

Title: UTHSC Department of Medicine Medical Scholars Program
Description: The program provides UT medical students with the opportunity to do productive, publishable research for a year (between 2nd and 3rd years of medical school) under the supervision of an established mentor and mentorship committee with the goal of enhancing the research training experience at UT and developing a pool of potential physician scientists. 
Deadline: first week of January
Stipend: Yes plus health insurance coverage
Time commitment: 1 year
Location: Memphis, TN
Contact: Dr. Jim Dale

Title: UTHSC Department of Otolaryngology Research Fellowships
Description: The program provides motivated UT medical students that would like to pursue a career in Otolaryngology to work directly with our residents and faculty on various clinical trials, clinical research, and basic science projects under the supervision of an established mentor and mentorship committee with the goal of enhancing the research training experience at UT and developing a pool of potential physician scientists. We also have opportunities for fellows to shadow our surgeons in both the clinic and the operating room. Fellows are encouraged to attend all resident teaching conferences, journal clubs, and workshops.
Deadline: Rolling
Stipend: Yes
Time commitment: One year
Location: Memphis, TN
Contact: Send CV and a brief statement on interest in the program to: Tate Naylor or Dr. Madhu Mamidala

Title: Doris Duke Clinical Research Mentorship
Description: The Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship (CRF) provides support for one year of full-time mentored clinical research training. The main goal of the program is to encourage medical students to pursue careers in clinical research. See also the International Clinical Research Fellowship.
Time commitment: 1 year
Deadline: January 9
Stipend: $30,000
Location: Domestic and International Locations

Title: NIH Medical Research Scholars Program (MSRP)
Description: The MRSP is a comprehensive, year-long research enrichment program designed to attract the most creative, research-oriented medical, dental, and veterinary students to the NIH campus. Open to 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year. Students with a strong interest in conducting mentored basic, clinical, or translational research.
Time commitment: one year
Deadline: January 12
Stipend: $36,000
Location: Bethesda, MD

Title: Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation
Description: "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 laboratory 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." 
Time commitment: 1 year
Deadline: January 12
Stipend: $28,500
Location: US Research Lab other than one at UTHSC
Contact/Mentor: Phone: 703.759.7600 E-mail:

Title: Fogarty Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars
Description: The Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars supports U.S. university consortia to provide collaborative, mentored global health research training opportunities in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). (See The World Bank Country and Lending Groups to identify countries with low- and middle-income economies.) Students from the U.S. or from LMICs apply through the consortia below for placement at an LMIC institution for 12 months.
Time commitment: 1 year
Deadline: Announcements in September
Stipend: Yes
Location: Developing Countries
Contact: Email, 301.402.9591

Title: AMSA Education & Advocacy Fellow
Description: The Education & Advocacy Fellow (EAF) is a unique position for a physician-in-training student to spend a year augmenting their formal medical training with the opportunity to delve deeply into critical issues affecting access to affordable, quality healthcare, global health equity, diversity in the healthcare workforce, and medical professionalism. The EAF serves multiple roles at the American Medical Student Association while working closely with staff and national leaders to enhance educational programming and advocacy initiatives throughout the organization.
Time commitment: one year
Deadline: August 18
Stipend: $50,000
Location: Various

Title: HVTN Research and Mentorship Program (RAMP) Scholar Grants for African American and Hispanic Medical Students
Description: The development of a safe and effective HIV vaccine is one of the greatest biomedical research challenges of our time. The HIV Vaccine Trials Network RAMP Scholar Program provides African American and Latino medical students with opportunities to conduct independent research while receiving mentoring, project and salary funding, training, and professional development opportunities. Recipients work under the mentorship of HVTN-affiliated investigators to conduct research projects in areas of basic, clinical, behavioral, laboratory and social science.
Time commitment: 2 Tracks  8-16 week program (summer or 4th year) or 9-12 month long program
Deadline: Check website in September for announcement
Stipend: $20,000-$25,000 for 8-16 weeks; up to $75,000 for 9-12 months
Location: domestic and international research sites
Contact: Jenna Udren 206.667.6712

May 26, 2022