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 30 - 35 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 $24,816- $37,000 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. You are welcome to stop by the Office of Student Research (ESH 310) for additional information.

Important: Medical students who are awarded fully funded one year medical student research fellowships for the 2020-2021 academic year are required to attend an orientation meeting TBD in the Harkness Ballroom, with a cookout/reception immediately following on the Harkness Patio. Faculty mentors are also required to attend.

Medical students who are awarded a fully funded one year medical student research fellowship and plan to apply to the joint MD/MHS degree program should review the requirements at https://medicine.yale.edu/education/research/mhs/instructions.aspx Please note the dates of the coursework and plan accordingly. Only medical students who are awarded one year medical student research fellowships are eligible to apply to the joint MD/MHS degree program.

 

View a list of Past Student Fellowship Awards.


The Yale Center for International and Professional Experience keeps a searchable database of Fellowships and Funding.

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 Sponsored Projects before the fellowship application can be submitted to the funding agency.  Also, all applications require a progress letter from the academic advisor. (MSPE:  Medical Student Performance Evaluation.  The formal name for this is the Dean's Letter)  Students should contact Deanna Calvert at deanna.calvert@yale.edu  in the Office of Student Affairs by one month prior to the fellowship deadline.