Medical Student Research Opportunities

2020 Extramural Funding Research Opportunities

Listed below are links for additional sources of funding for summer research programs, scholarships, travel awards and trainings.  It is important you read the requirements carefully for each, as they have different eligibility requirements and deadlines.  if you have any questions, please contact our office at (956)296-1926.


Summer Research Programs 

American Society of Hematology - ASH Minority Medical Students Award Program (MMSAP)

American Federation for Aging Research - Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program

Cancer Control & Population Sciences University of Puerto Rico - Cancer Prevention & Control Research Training Program

Children's Hospital Los Angeles - Summer Oncology Research Fellowship (SORF)

Dell Medical School - Value Health Care Summer Research Internship

Endocrine Society - Summer Research Fellowships

(FAER) Foundation for Anesthesia Education & Research - (MSARF) Summer Program

John's Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center - Cancer in the Under-Priveleged, Indigent or Disadvantaged (CUPID)

MD Anderson Cancer Center - CPRTP Summer Research Experience

MD Anderson Cancer Center - First Year Medical Student Program Activities

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) - Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes

Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation - Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship

NIH Clinical Center - Clinical Center Summer Internships

NIH National Institute on Aging - Summer Trainee in Aging Research Program (STAR)

OHSU School of Medicine - Campagna Scholarship

Parkinson's Foundation - Summer Fellowships

Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University - Summer Externship in Radiation Oncology

Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Student Research Training Program (SRTP)

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - NIDDK Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes and Obesity


12 - Month Research Programs - Contact the Assoc Dean for Clinical Translational Research for permission

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Epidemiology Elective Program (EEP)

Infectious Diseases Society of America Foundation - Grants for Emerging Researchers/Clinicians Mentorship

John's Hopkins Medicine - Poggi Pediatric Orthopaedics Research Fellowship

MD Anderson Radiation Oncology - Medical Student Research Fellowship (12-month experience window is post - MS2 and Step 1 exam)

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - T32: Medical Student Research Training Supplement

NIH Clinical Center - Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP)


Year Round Research Programs

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society - Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship

Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation - Fellowship Program

Society for Vascular Surgery - Student Research Fellowship



American Medical Women's Association - Medical Education Scholarship

(DAR) Daughters of the American Revolution - Alice W. Rooke Scholarship

(DAR) Daughters of the American Revolution - Dr. Francis Anthony Beneventi Medical Scholarship 

(DAR) Daughters of the American Revolution - Leslie Andree Hanna Medical Scholarship 

HRSA - National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program


Loan Repayment Programs

HRSA - National Health Service Corps Students to Service Loan Repayment Program


Travel Awards

American Psychiatric Association - Travel Scholarship for Medical Students

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology - Medical Student/Resident Scholarship


Research Conferences