September 22, 2008
Medical students can apply for Fogarty International Clinical Research Fellowships to gain mentored research training at top-ranked research centers in developing countries. The one-year fellowships are funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the Fogarty International Center at Vanderbilt University. The program is intended to provide future clinical researchers with training experiences in global health issues and international collaboration.
U.S. medical students must have completed their basic science courses and one year of clinical clerkship. They are encouraged to apply during their third year of medical school. Eligible candidates must have student status at the time of application, and candidates applying in their last year as a student must be graduating within three months prior to the program start date. Accepted trainees will be provided a stipend of $25,000 per year with additional funds to cover travel, insurance, and educational materials.
The application deadline is December 5, 2008 for fellowships that begin in July 2009. See the request for applications for forms and more information. Download the program flyer (PDF).
September 17, 2008
The Department of Biochemistry and molecular Biology (BMB) has scheduled its Fall Quarter seminars on Fridays at 11:00 a.m. in 160 Rike Hall, unless otherwise noted. See the Fall 2008 schedule online or download it in PDF. For more information, contact email@example.com.
September 7, 2008
The American Pediatrics Society and Society for Pediatric Research offer a medical student research training program to encourage gifted medical students to consider careers in research related to pediatrics. This program is specifically designed for students seeking a research opportunity at an institution other than their own medical school. Students selected to the program are able to choose or are assigned to leading research laboratories. Currently, the APS-SPR directory lists research opportunities at more than 300 laboratories in the United States and Canada. Each research experience allows the student to spend eight to ten weeks at 40 hours per week in a research environment. The program provides students with a stipend of up to $4,270. The application deadline is January 23, 2009. See the APS-SPR web site for application details. Further information can be obtained from the student research program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 2, 2008
The AMA Foundation sponsors a seed grant research program to encourage medical students, residents and physician fellows to enter the research field. The program provides grants to help them conduct small basic science, applied, or clinical research projects. These funds are intended to round out new project budgets rather than sustain current initiatives. In 2009, the foundation will award $2,500 grants in the research categories of cardiovascular/pulmonary diseases, HIV/AIDS, leukemia, and neoplastic diseases; $5,000 grants will be awarded in the category of secondhand smoke. The application deadline for the 2009 program is December 12, 2008. See the AMA Foundation web page for details and application forms. Download the program flyer (PDF).