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Forms, Deadlines & Funding

This page provides practical information about funding opportunities and logistics, a summary of student research deadlines, and links to useful student research related forms.


Access the forms you need to conduct research at YSM, from first-year summer research through your MD thesis.


Deadlines/Important Dates

Research programs supported by the Office of Student Research have various deadlines, which can be seen on the specific program pages.

Deadlines/Important Dates


The Office of Student Research provides three types of stipend support for student investigators which are listed below. Stipends are supported by a variety of organizations, including NIH, private donors, and departmental and University funds. For summer research, and short-term research, stipends are awarded in the amount of $565.50 per week/per student. To be fair to all medical students, this stipend amount is in line with the National Institutes of Health pay level for a predoctoral stipend for research. All programs for which the OSR provides stipend support for require a competitive application.

These Are:

  1. Summer Research
  2. Short-term research
    • Short-term stipends are awarded for specific blocks (one - three months) during the academic year (usually third, fourth, and fifth year) when full-time research is performed.
  3. One-year medical student research fellowships
    • These are typically used in the fifth year.

Please note: financial support is not provided for writing the thesis.

Funding Logistics for Stipends

  • “Full time research” is defined as 40 hours per weeks conducted during daytime work hours. Because the stipend is provided to support immersive research work, students that accept a research stipend may not take vacation, engage in coursework for credit or subinternships, or engage in clinical electives during their period of stipend support.
  • Stipends are provided at the NIH predoctoral level, which may be adjusted by the federal government at various times throughout the year.
  • If you are not currently enrolled in Direct Deposit, please note that your first stipend payment may be paid as a paper check. It may take up to two pay cycles for direct deposit to take effect. Checks are mailed to the student's US mailing address as listed inWorkday. Therefore, students are encouraged to check their mailing address in Workday, and update it, if necessary, to avoid delays in receipt. Questions regarding stipends should be directed to the Office of Student Research.