One Year 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 $23,844- $34,500 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.


View a list of Past Student Fellowship Awards.


Fellowships OSR Deadline Institution Deadline
NIH CTSA Multidisciplinary Pre-Doctoral Training Program in Translational Research Apr. 6, 2018 Apr. 6, 2018
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Medical Research Fellows Program at Yale Dec. 11, 2017
(personal statement only)
Jan. 11, 2018
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Medical Research Fellows Program at Janelia Farm

This is a two-step application process. A prescreening application is due on November 1, 2017, and for applicants that advance after the prescreening a final application is due on January 11, 2018.


Dec 11, 2017
(personal statement only if submitting final application)
Nov. 1, 2017
Prescreening Application

Jan. 11, 2018
Final Application
NIH Medical Research Scholars Program N/A TBA
NIH-NIDDK Medical Student Research Training Program Dec. 11, 2017; Mar. 9, 2018
Jan. 15, 2018; Apr. 15, 2018
Sarnoff Award N/A Jan. 10, 2018
American Heart Association Medical Student Research Program - Founders Affiliate -Regional Nov. 17, 2017 Dec. 4, 2017
Yale Sponsored Fellowships - Gershon, Gardner, Hirsch, Weiss Apr. 6, 2018 Apr. 6, 2018
Fellowships OSR Deadline Institution Deadline
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation International Clinical Research Fellowship Program N/A TBA
Global Health Equity Scholars Program N/A Nov. 1, 2017
Fulbright: supports one year of graduate-level research whether as part of formal degree programs or individual research projects in many of over 140 countries. Eligibility: U.S. citizens. For further information click here. N/A Aug., 2017
Luce: supports one year internships, including medical research, in Asia for applicants with little or no experience in Asia. Eligibility: U.S. citizens; not older than 29 years of age. For further information click here and on "Luce" above. N/A Sept., 2017
NIH-Marshall: supports 2-3 years of graduate-level research or study in any degree program in the U.K. Features special partnerships with Imperial College, London, and U.S. National Institutes of Health, among others. Eligibility: U.S. citizens; up until three years after graduating from their undergraduate institution. For further information, click here. N/A Sept., 2017
Rhodes: supports 1-3 years of graduate-level research or study in any degree program at Oxford. Eligibility: restricted to citizens of the U.S., selected British Commonwealth countries, and Germany. U.S. applicants may be no older than 24 years of age. N/A Sept., 2017

Important Note

If you are interested in applying to any of the one year medical student research fellowships, please contact Donna Carranzo at donna.carranzo@yale.edu 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.