One Year Medical Student Research Fellowships

The Medical School encourages many students to consider a fifth year and devote it exclusively to research. This Student Research Fellowship program is facilitated by charging no tuition for the extra year and by the provision of a limited number of stipends that can be paid to students. Approximately 15 - 20 students per year receive competitive one year medical student research fellowships funded by various sources through separate applications arranged by the Office of Student Research. The stipends vary from $22,476- $34,0500 per year. These stipends are available on a competitive basis and students in any year are eligible to apply. All stipends are paid directly to the student and are considered taxable income.

Students interested in one-year medical student research fellowships are encouraged to apply for more than one source of funding. Our office will discuss multiple funding choices with students so that they will have the best chance of receiving a one year medical student research fellowship. Additional information on all fellowships is available through the Office of Student Research, ESH 310.  Please note:If you are interested in applying to any of the one year medical student research fellowships, please contact Donna Carranzo at as there may be additional forms that are required to be completed through Yale's Office of Grants and Contracts  before the fellowship application can be submitted to the funding agency.

View a list of Past Student Fellowship Awards.

One-Year Fellowship AwardsOSR DeadlineInstitution Deadline

Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship (DDCF) Program

NIH CTSA TL1-Yale Predoctoral Clinical Research Training Program4/10/154/10/15

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Medical Research Fellows Program at Janelia Farm or K-RITH

This is a two step application process. A prescreening application is due on 11/3/14, and for applicants that advance after the prescreening a final application is due on 1/12/15

11/3/14 Prescreen Aplication Deadline; 1/12/15 Final Application

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Medical Research Fellows Program at Yale12/12/14(Personal statement only)1/12/15

NIH Medical Research Scholars Program 

NIH-NIDDK Medical Student Research Training Program







Sarnoff AwardNA1/7/15

American Heart Association Medical Student Research Program - Founders Affiliate- Regional 

American Heart Association Winter 2014 Predoctoral Fellowship - National Program/Founders Affiliate





Global Health Equity Scholars FellowshipNA12/1/2014

Yale Sponsored Fellowship - Gershon, Gardner, Hirsch


Fulbright: supports one year of graduate-level research whether as part of formal degree programs or individual research projects in many of over 140 host countries. Eligibility: US citizens. For further information, see:
Aug. 2015  

Luce: supports one year internships, including medical research, in Asia for applicants with little or no experience in Asia. Eligibility: US citizens; not older than 29 years of age. For further information
Sept. 2015

NIH-Marshall: supports 2-3 years of graduate-level research or study in any degree program in the UK. Features special partnerships with Imperial College, London, and US National Institutes of Health, among others. Eligibility: US citizens; up until three years after graduating from their undergraduate institution. For further information, see:
Aug. 2015

Rhodes: supports 1-3 years of graduate-level research or study in any degree program at Oxford. Eligibility: restricted to citizens of the US, selected British Commonwealth countries, and Germany. US applicants may be no older than 24 years of age.
Aug. 2015