Diversity-Targeted Summer Research Fellowships

There are a number of resources to support medical student, resident/fellow and faculty research in a variety of fields. Good examples of short-term research opportunities for medical students are posted at University of Pennsylvania and at University Texas Southwestern. In addition to these offerings, the following list emphasizes fellowship or grant support available to individuals from underrepresented groups. These opportunities are sorted by research subject area.

All Biomedical Research

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Graduate Fellowship Training Program

This program provides paid and unpaid training opportunities for graduate and doctoral students, and recent graduates, interested in working on Hispanic health research. Fellows are placed in sites in the United States and Latin America within government agencies and academic institutions.

Hispanic Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS)

 

Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study

This fellowship supports graduate students who are committed to increasing diversity among scientific leaders. Preference is given to students planning to become faculty members at colleges and universities.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Oct 25

United Health Foundation/NMF Diverse Medical Scholars Program

This programs seeks to increase the number of doctors who can improve access to quality healthcare in medically underserved communities.

United Health Foundation

 

Dermatology

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WDS Student Summer Research Fellowship

This research fellowship supports diverse student who plan to pursue a career in dermatology.

Women's Dermatologic Society

Feb 15

Genomics

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Minority Travel Grant

The Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine (GPM) is offering a travel grant to minority early career investigators and students who will be presenting research at the AHA’s Scientific Sessions. 

Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine

Aug 01

Hematology/Oncology

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Medical Student and Early Investigator Awards: Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP)

The ASH Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP) provides an opportunity to learn about the field of hematology, gain first-hand research experience, and get valuable guidance from both a research and career development mentor. 

American Society of Hematology (ASH)

Nov 15

Medical Student Rotation for Underrepresented Populations

The Medical Student Rotation (MSR) provides financial support for U.S. medical students from populations underrepresented in medicine and who are interested in oncology as a career to experience a minimum 4-week clinical or clinical research rotation.

American Society of Clinical Oncology

Dec 10

AACR Travel Grants

This grant allows travel to the AACR meeting.

American Association for Cancer Research

 

Infectious Disease

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CDC Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities

The CDC Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (OMHD) sponsors several summer internship programs, which contain a research component for underrepresented minority students in the area of public health.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 

HVTN Research and Mentorship Program (RAMP) Scholar Program for African-American and Latino/a Medical Students

This fellowship provides African American and Latinx medical students with independent research opportunities, structured mentoring, training, and professional development.

HIV Vaccine Trials Network, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease

Jan 03

Millennial Health Leaders Summit

The Millennial Health Leaders Summit is a two-day workshop on health equity. This summit includes plenaries, workshops, and case studies to examine health equity practice with experts in the field.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 

Neuroscience

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Visiting Medical Student Diversity Scholar

This scholarship provides the opportunity to participate in a visiting student program to network with neurologists. The program supports an away rotation within the field of neurology including consultation and outpatient electives.

American Academy of Neurology

Aug 31

Pharmacology

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Travel Award for Underrepresented Minority Medical Trainees

The scholarship provides funds for travel and lodging expenses, and meeting/course registration fees.

American College of Medical Toxicology

Nov 01

Psychiatry

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Jeanne Spurlock Research Fellowship in Substance Abuse and Addiction for Minority Medical Students

This fellowship offers the opportunity for minority medical students, or students whose project will focus on minorities, to conduct research on substance abuse in relation to child and adolescent psychiatry.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Mar 15

Travel Scholarship for Minority Medical Students

These scholarships support travel and related costs for racial/ethnic and underrepresented minority medical students considering a career in psychiatry to attend the Annual Meeting in May or the IPS: The Mental Health Services Conference in October.

American Psychiatric Association

Jan 31

Radiology

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ASTRO Minority Summer Fellowship Award

The ASTRO Minority Summer Fellowship Award funds medical students from backgrounds that are under-represented in medicine to conduct research in radiation oncology.

American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology

Feb 15

Surgery

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Orthopaedic Summer Internship Program

This program funds first year gender and ethnic minority medical students to work with orthopaedic surgeon preceptors.

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Jan 04

SVS Diversity Medical Student Vascular Annual Meeting Travel Scholarship.

SVS funds scholarships to attend the 2019 Vascular Annual Meeting in Boston, MA.

Society for Vascular Surgery

 

Last updated 3/31/2020