Medical School and Health Professions
Scholarships, Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards for Students

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U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) — Training Programs in the Biomedical Sciences
  Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA)
Open The NIH Postbac IRTA program (CRTA, Cancer Research Training Award, in the National Cancer Institute) provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/pharmacy) school an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH.

  Technical Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA)
Open The NIH Technical IRTA Program (CRTA, Cancer Research Training Award in the National Cancer Institute) is designed to produce a cadre of highly trained research support personnel. College graduates and individuals who hold a master's degree spend two years (possibly three) mastering the latest and most advanced techniques for basic and/or applied research working in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.

  Clinical Electives Program for Third and Fourth-Year Medical and Dental Students
Open You must be enrolled in a medical or dental school and have your school's approval to participate. You must have completed all of your core courses prior to review of your application. Students participate in short-term clinical rotations and research electives designed to provide advanced training in translational and clinical research in over 30 specialties.

  Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP)
Open The NIH Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP) allows participants to take advantage of the best of two worlds - the academic environment of a university and the breadth and depth of research at the NIH. The goal is to create a different kind of graduate experience, one that focuses on training the next generation of scientific leaders by emphasizing communication and collaboration skills, integration of information, and interdisciplinary investigation. At the NIH, graduate students work in a highly collaborative research environment with leading scientists and clinicians.

  Medical Research Scholars Program
Jan 31 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP) is a comprehensive, year-long research enrichment program designed to attract the most creative, research-oriented medical, dental, and veterinary students to the intramural campus of the NIH in Bethesda, MD. The MRSP is designed for U.S. citizens and permanent residents currently enrolled in an accredited program who have completed their core clinical rotations. This does not exclude students with strong research interests from applying prior to having completed their clinical rotations.

  Biomedical Engineering Summer Internships (BESIP)
Feb 9 This internship program is for undergraduate biomedical engineering students who have completed their junior year of college. This ten-week program will allow rising senior biomedical engineering students to participate in cutting-edge biomedical research projects under the mentorship of world-class scientists in NIH laboratories.

Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (SIP)
Mar 1 The Summer Internship Program is for students who will be sixteen years of age or older at the time they begin the program and who are currently enrolled at least half-time in high school or an accredited U.S. college or university as undergraduate, graduate, or professional students. Students who have been accepted into a college or university program may also apply.

  National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)
Mar 14 UGSP offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation.

NIH Loan Repayment Programs
All eligible researchers and scientists, including women, individuals from underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply for loan repayment.

  NIH Academy
The NIH Academy is a postbaccalaureate biomedical research program for recent college graduates with an interest in domestic health disparities, differences in the frequency or severity of diseases and other adverse health conditions among populations in the U.S.

High School Seniors Internships and Summer Jobs Biomedical Internships International Study Abroad
Women Nationally Coveted Teachers College & Graduate School
Minorities Engineers & Computer Sci. Medical School Ethnic Groups & Studies
Minority Health High School Students Public Health Library Studies & History
Hispanics, Latinos Biology & Environmental Sci. Cancer Research Media Communications
African Americans Physical Sciences & Math Nurses Free Scholarships
Native Americans Social Sciences Arts & Humanities Updates
U.S. Army — Education Opportunities
  F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) for Students Pursuing Advanced Degrees in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Psychiatric Nursing, Optometry or Psychology
The U.S. Army can help with one of the most comprehensive scholarships available in the health care field. Qualifying students receive full tuition at any accredited medical, dental, veterinary, psychology or optometry program, plus a generous monthly stipend.

U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps — Student Opportunities and Training
Junior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (JRCOSTEP)
Dec 18 JRCOSTEP training and extern positions are available to students who have completed at least 1 year of study in a master's or doctoral program or at least 2 years of study in a professionally accredited baccalaureate program in specific health disciplines and meet other program requirements.

Senior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (SRCOSTEP)
Dec 18 SRCOSTEP training and extern positions are available to individuals who are enrolled as full-time students in certain health professions programs with at least 8 months of educational commitment remaining in the final year.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — Public Health Training Fellowships
  CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship
Six- to twelve-week introduction to preventive medicine, public health, and applied epidemiology in an international setting; apply in your second or third year of medical or veterinary school.

  Epidemiology Elective Program for Senior Medical and Veterinary Students
Six to eight-week introduction to applied epidemiology.

  Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS)
Aug 17 The Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) is a 2-year postgraduate program of service and training in applied epidemiology. EIS is a unique program of mentoring and on-the-job training for health professionals interested in applied epidemiology.

U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) — Loans & Scholarships
National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarships
May 7 The National Health Service Corps Scholarship (NHSC) Program accepts applications once a year from students who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment at an accredited health professions training program in an eligible primary care discipline: medicine (MD or DO), dentistry, family nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife or physician assistant. You can apply before your first year or after you have finished one or more years of school.

  National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program
Mar 24 The National Health Service Corps recruits primary care medical, dental and behavioral and mental health clinicians who are dedicated to providing care to the Nation's underserved people. In return, they can reduce or eliminate their health professions student debt by providing care at a National Health Service Corps-approved site.

U.S. National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
NIDRR Switzer Fellowships
Distinguished fellowships are awarded to individuals with doctorates or with comparable academic status who have had seven or more years of experience relevant to rehabilitation research. Merit fellowships are given to persons in earlier stages of their research careers.

Albert Schweitzer Fellowships
  The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship - Lambaréné, Gabon
Third-year medical students spend three months working as Fellows at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, Gabon on clinical rotations. Medical Fellows work as junior physicians in pediatrics or medicine rotations, supervised by hospital medical staff. Public Health Fellows, students or recent graduates with significant public health training and/or experience, work with the Hospital's Community Health Outreach Program.

  The U.S. Schweitzer Fellows Program
THe Schweitzer Fellows -- mostly university graduate students -- partner with community-based organizations to identify an unmet health need, design a yearlong service project with a demonstrable impact on that need, and bring that project from idea to implementation and impact -- all on top of their usual graduate school responsibilities.

Health for America
Fellowship program to incubate, test, and launch applications to improve the health of communities across the nation
Apr 6 This program grants a $50,000 year-long fellowship to young leaders from diverse academic backgrounds, including computer science, design, entrepreneurship, and health. Over the course of the year, fellows will work together to gain practical immersive experience in health innovation, with help from physicians and community leaders and exposure to different areas of the country.

Tylenol® Future Care Scholarships
College and graduate scholarships for students who intend to major in public health/health education, medical school, nursing or pharmacy
Jun 30 Students must have completed at least one year of undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational-technical school.

Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research — Training and Early Career Development
  Undergraduate Summer Studentships
Alberta Innovates — Health Solutions Summer Studentships offer motivated students with exceptional academic records an opportunity to participate in medical or health research in Alberta during the summer months. The award is meant to encourage students to consider pursuing formal training and a career in health research. The award consists of a stipend only.

  Graduate Studentship
The Graduate Studentship provides opportunities for support for individuals undertaking health-related research areas in pursuit of a Master's or PhD at an Alberta university.

Alpha One Foundation
  Postdoctoral Fellowships for Studies in the Basic Science or Clinical Investigation of Alpha1-Antitrypsin (AAT) Deficiency
Intended to provide support for postdoctoral research fellows who intend to pursue a career in AAT research. Applications will be accepted from candidates holding an M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent degrees who are interested in conducting basic science, clinical research, or ethic, legal, social issues studies related to AAT Deficiency.

American Academy of Family Physicians
Awards for Medical Students, Residents, and Medical Education Faculty
These awards recognize medical students, residents and medical education faculty who are deemed to have made exceptional advances in furthering the strategic objectives of the Academy. This program assists AAFP members and staff, as well as constituent chapters, to identify, select and recommend appropriate forms of recognition for exceptional initiatives or efforts that benefit Family Medicine.

  Medical Fellowships for Family Physicians
American Optometric Foundation — Awards, Scholarships and Grants
  Scholarships for Optometry Students
These scholarships support students enrolled in a full-time program of study and training in optometry.

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry — Awards and Fellowships
Pediatric dental residents and individuals in their first five years post-residency are eligible and encouraged to apply.

American Academy of Periodontology
  Educational Awards
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship
Fellowships will be awarded to medical students in the United States or Canada who have completed one or two years of medical school and wish to spend a summer working in a neurosurgical laboratory, mentored by a neurosurgical investigator who is a member of the AANS and will sponsor the student.

  Grants and Fellowships
American College of Surgeons
  Research Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards
International Guest Scholarships, ACS Traveling Fellowships, ACS Scholarships.

American Dental Association Foundation — Education
  Scholarships for Dental and Allied Dental Health Students
Mar 14 Predoctoral Dental Student and Allied Dental Student Scholarships. The ADA Foundation funds scholarships for dental student, underrepresented minority dental students and allied dental students including dental hygiene, dental assisting and dental laboratory technology.

American Diabetes Association
  Career Development & General Research Awards
American Federation for Aging Research — Funding Opportunities
  Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program
The 2012 MSTAR Program provides medical students with an enriching experience in aging-related research and geriatrics, under the mentorship of top experts in the field. This program introduces students to research and academic experiences early in their training that they might not otherwise have during medical school.

  Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on Aging
Encourages and furthers the careers of postdoctoral fellows with outstanding promise in the basic biological and biomedical sciences relevant to understanding aging processes and age-related diseases and disabilities. The award is intended to provide significant support to permit these postdoctoral fellows to become established in the field of aging.

American Heart Association — Professional Education
  Student Scholarships in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke
Eligible applicants include students in medical schools or in master's or equivalent programs in an accredited school in the United States where research training in cardiovascular disease and stroke is available. Ph.D.s and current M.D./Ph.D. students in the basic sciences committed to research careers are ineligible unless the Ph.D. was obtained previously in an area not related to the one in the proposed study.

American Lung Association — Awards & Grants
  Lung Health Research Dissertation Grants
American Medical Association, Education and Research Foundation
  Arthur N. Wilson, MD, Scholarships for Southeastern Alaskans
Provides a tuition assistance scholarship to a currently enrolled medical student who graduated from a high school in Southeast Alaska. This scholarship highlights the importance of supporting future physicians in rural communities.

  Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarships
American Otological Society
Fellowships and Grants for the Study Otosclerosis, Meniere's Disease, and Related Disorders
American Parkinson's Disease Association
Medical Students Summer Fellowships
The Summer Fellowships are designed to provide a stipend to enable medical students to perform supervised laboratory or clinical research designed to clarify our understanding of Parkinson's disease, its nature, manifestations, etiology or treatment. It is hoped this experience will stimulate a student's interest in future research in the field of Parkinson's disease and related disorders.

American Pharmaceutical Association
  Awards and Scholarships
American Philosophical Society — Fellowships and Grants
  Daland Fellowships in Clinical Investigation
American Psychiatric Association
  Resident Fellowships
American Urogynecologic Society
  Awards and Scholarships
American Veterinary Medical Foundation
  Congressional Science Fellowships
Feb 6 AVMA Fellows serve for one year in Washington D.C. as scientific advisors to members of Congress.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund — Grant Programs
  Career Awards at the Scientific Interface
Career Awards at the Scientific Interface provide $500,000 to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of faculty service. These awards are intended to foster the early career development of researchers who have transitioned or are transitioning from undergraduate and/or graduate work in the physical/mathematical/computational sciences or engineering into postdoctoral work in the biological sciences, and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research. These awards are open to U.S. and Canadian citizens or permanent residents as well as to U.S. temporary residents.

  Career Awards for Medical Scientists
Five-year awards for physician-scientists to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service. Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease-oriented, or translational research.

Center for Reintegration — Scholarship Information
Baer Reintegration Scholarships for People with Schizophrenia and Related Schizophrenia-Spectrum Disorders
Jan 29 To be eligible for consideration for the scholarship, applicants must be with diagnosed with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, be currently receiving medical treatment for the disease, including medications and psychiatric follow-up, and be actively involved in rehabilitative or reintegrative efforts, such as clubhouse membership, part-time work, volunteer efforts or school enrollment. Eligible programs include: high school equivalency programs, trade or vocational school, or certificate programs, associate's degree, bachelor's degree, or graduate degree.

Cooley's Anemia Foundation
  Medical Fellowships
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America — Research Grants & Fellowships
  Career Development Awards
Career Development Awards are intended to encourage the development of individuals with research potential to help them prepare for a career of independent basic and/or clinical investigation in the area of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

  Research Fellowship Awards
Research Fellowship Awards are intended to encourage the development of individuals with research potential to help them prepare for a career of independent basic and/or clinical investigation in the area of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Student Research Awards
This program offers financial support for students to spend time performing research on topics relevant to Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) for a minimum of 10 weeks. CCFA hopes to stimulate research interest in the areas of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  Clinical Fellowships (1st and 2nd Year)
  Clinical Fellowships (3rd and 4th Year)
  Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
  Clinical Fellowship Training Program
These fellowships are in preparation for a clinical career in movement disorders with a special competence in the evaluation and treatment of dystonia. The training program should focus on critical aspects of dystonia including: clinical diagnosis and evaluation, ongoing patient care and management, pharmacotherapy with a special emphasis on neurotoxin therapy, and neurosurgical interventions, such as deep brain stimulation.

Epilepsy Foundation — Grant and Fellowship Opportunities
  Predoctoral Research Training Fellowships Related to Epilepsy
Graduate students must be matriculating in a full-time doctoral (Ph.D.) program with an academic career focus. Areas of interest considered include, but are not limited to neuroscience, physiology, pharmacology, psychology, biochemistry, genetics, nursing, or pharmacy may apply.

  Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowships Related to Epilepsy
Areas of interest considered include, but are not limited to neuroscience, physiology, pharmacology, psychology, biochemistry, genetics, nursing, or pharmacy.

Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) — Programs
  Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship Program
The Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship program encourages talented medical students to consider careers in academic anesthesiology. Medical students participate in research projects and clinical anesthesia in academic departments across the country through the eight-week summer program.

Goldman Philanthropic Partnerships
  Charles E. Culpeper Scholarships in Medical Science for Physicians Committed to Careers in Academic Medicine
Grass Foundation
Grass Fellowships in Neurobiology
Applicants may be in the late stages of predoctoral training or postdoctoral researchers. Supported approaches include neurophysiology, biophysics, integrative neurobiology, neuroethology, neuroanatomy, neuropharmacology, systems neuroscience, cellular and developmental neurobiology, and computational approaches to neural systems. The Foundation also has a longstanding interest in epilepsy-related research.

Heart Rhythm Society
  Fellowship Opportunities in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Full-year Research Fellowships for individuals interested in clinical and basic research relating to the latest advances in electrophysiology. Must have an MD, PhD, DO, DVM, or equivalent degree by June in the year of award activation. May not be enrolled in a graduate or medical school by June in the year of award activation. May not have completed three cumulative years of postmedical school or graduate school research. Sponsor must be a member of the Heart Rhythm Society by activation of award.

Helen Hay Whitney Foundation
  Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in the Biomedical Sciences
Hereditary Disease Foundation
  John J. Wasmuth Postdoctoral Fellowships for the Identification and Understanding of the Basic Defect of Huntington's Disease
Howard Hughes Medical Institute — Opportunities for Individuals
  Medical Research Fellows - Year Long Program
As a medical, dental, or veterinary student, you are in a unique position to advance biomedical research and translate findings from the lab into the treatment of disease. HHMI's Medical Fellows Program gives you a chance to focus on a research project full-time and determine how you can incorporate research into your professional career.

  International Student Research Fellowships
Nov 15 This fellowship program supports outstanding international predoctoral students studying in the United States who are ineligible for fellowships or training grants through U.S. federal agencies. Participation is by invitation only. Nominated students must be in their second or third year of study to apply for the fellowship. To activate the fellowship, students must be in the third or fourth year of a PhD program at one of the designated institutions. Students in the first, second, or fifth year of their PhD programs cannot activate the fellowship. In no case will support be provided past year five of a PhD program.

Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)
  Cross-Disciplinary and Long-Term Postdoctoral Fellowships in Brain Functions and Molecular Approaches to Biological Functions
Huntington's Disease Society of America
The Donald A. King Summer Research Fellowship
Application is open to matriculated undergraduate life sciences students, pre-medical students, and first-year medical students who are currently attending accredited institutions in the United States. The students will conduct full-time research, under the direction of a mentor, investigating a subject relevant to Huntington's disease. Applications must be accompanied by a letter of support from the mentor who oversees the laboratory where the research will be performed. The duration of each project shall be at least 10 weeks.

International Foundation for Ethical Research
  Graduate Fellowships in Animal Welfare
LAM Foundation
  Postdoctoral Fellowships in Lymphangioleiomyomatosis
Mayo Clinic and Foundation for Medical Education and Research
  Postdoctoral Fellowships
  Medical Scholarships
  Merle A. Sande/Pfizer Fellowship Award in International Infectious Diseases
Mar 17 This award is intended to encourage young physicians interested in international medicine. The award will be given for important clinical research in infectious diseases and/or HIV/AIDS conducted in a resource-limited setting. The successful applicant will be expected to spend a significant amount of time during the year in country

National Hemophilia Foundation
  Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Hemophilia
National Multiple Sclerosis Society — Training Grants and Fellowships
  Postdoctoral Fellowships
  Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowships
  Physician Fellowships for Training in MS Clinical Trials
  Junior Faculty Awards
  Senior Faculty Awards
National Research Council (NRC) — Research Associateship Programs
Postdoctoral Research Associateship Programs for Scientists and Engineers Tenable at U.S. Laboratories and NASA Research Centers
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The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.

New Mexico Higher Education Department
  New Mexico Medical Loans-for-Service
The purpose of the Medical Loan-For-Service is to increase the number of physicians in the state which have experienced shortages of health professional by making educational loans to students entering medical school. As a condition of each loan, the student shall declare his/her intent to practice as a health professional in a designated shortage area within the state of New Mexico. For every year of service provided in a designated shortage area within New Mexico, a portion of the loan will be forgiven. If the entire service agreement is fulfilled, 100% of the loan is eligible for forgiveness. Penalties will be assessed if the service agreement is not satisfied.

Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation
  Research Fellowships for Young Investigators
Parkinson's Disease Foundation
  Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Including Neurologists
Summer Fellowships for Undergraduates and Medical Students
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Foundation
  Advanced Predoctoral Fellowships in Pharmacology or Toxicology
This program provides up to two years of stipend funding to support full-time advanced students who will have completed most of their pre-thesis requirements (at least two years of study) and be engaged in thesis research as Ph.D. candidates by the time the award is activated.

  Postdoctoral Fellowships
Post Doctoral Fellowships provide stipend support to well-trained graduates from Ph.D. programs who seek to further develop and refine their research skills through formal postdoctoral training. These fellowships are designed for individuals engaged in a multidisciplinary research training program that will create or extend their credentials.

  Sabbatical Fellowship in Pharmacology and Toxicology
Sabbatical Fellowships provide stipend support to individuals engaged in a multidisciplinary research training program that will create or extend their professional credentials.

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
Research Grants and Fellowships
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  Clinical Scholars
Sarnoff Endowment for Cardiovascular Science
  Medical Fellowships in the Cardiovascular Sciences
  Sarnoff Scholars Program
Society of Nuclear Medicine - Education and Research Foundation
Grants, Awards and Scholarships
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  Career Development Awards
Residencies & Fellowships
High School Seniors Internships and Summer Jobs Biomedical Internships International Study Abroad
Women Nationally Coveted Teachers College & Graduate School
Minorities Engineers & Computer Sci. Medical School Ethnic Groups & Studies
Minority Health High School Students Public Health Library Studies & History
Hispanics, Latinos Biology & Environmental Sci. Cancer Research Media Communications
African Americans Physical Sciences & Math Nurses Free Scholarships
Native Americans Social Sciences Arts & Humanities Updates

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