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 $24,324- $36,000 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. Additional information on all fellowships is available through the Office of Student Research, ESH 310.

Important: Medical students who are awarded fully funded one year medical student research fellowships for the 2018-2019 academic year are required to attend an orientation meeting on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 4:30 pm 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.


Fellowships OSR Deadline Institution Deadline
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation International Clinical Research Fellowship Program N/A TBD 
Global Health Equity Scholars Program N/A TBD
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., 2018
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., 2018
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., 2018
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., 2018

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 formerly called the Dean's Letter).  Students should contact both Mary Barney at mary.barney@yale.edu and Maria Volpe at maria.volpe@yale.edu in the Office of Student Affairs by TBA.