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)

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

Massachusetts General Hospital - Summer Research Trainee Program (SRTP)

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

Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation - Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship

NIH Clinical Center - Clinical Center Summer Internships

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)

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)

Melanoma Research Foundation - Medical Student Research Award


Year Round Research Programs

Albert Schweitzer Fellowship

Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO - Medical Student Rotation Award

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

Society for Vascular Surgery - Student Research Fellowship



American Medical Women's Association - Medical Education Scholarship

American Academy of Neurology - Medical Student Essay Award- Saul R. Korey Award

(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 Academy of Neurology - Annual Meeting Scholarship

American Academy of Neurology - Medical Student Diversity Scholarship

American Psychiatric Association - Travel Scholarship for Medical Students

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


Research Conferences