The Medical School encourages students to consider a fifth year devoted to research. This one-year fellowship 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 15-25 students per year receive competitive one-year medical student research fellowships funded by internal and external sources. All stipends are paid directly to the student and are considered taxable income. Students in their third year of medical school are eligible to apply.
To apply for a Yale sponsored one-year fellowship, please follow the instructions in the application.
Yale Sponsored One-year Fellowship Application – 2024 application coming soon!
Important Note: If you are interested in applying to any of the one year medical student research fellowships, please contact OSR at least 4 weeks before the institutional fellowship deadline 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. Students should contact their academic advisor at least one month prior to the fellowship deadline.
Application Deadline for Yale Sponsored One-year Fellowship
Orientation meeting: Medical students who are awarded fully funded one year medical student research fellowships are required to attend an orientation meeting in July/August. Faculty mentors are also required to attend.
MD/MHS Degree Program Information
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. Please note the dates of the required, in-person 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.
Office of Student Research Sponsored Fellowships
The Office of Student Research has funds to support a limited number of students through Yale sponsored fellowships. A separate application is required. For additional information, please contact the Office of Student Research.
Externally Sponsored Domestic Fellowships
YSM Internal Due Date
August 23, 2023
September 6, 2023
January 18, 2024
February 1, 2024
November 15, 2023
November 30, 2023
JH Milstone Fund. Please contact Richard Carr (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information.
Letter of intent by March 1, 2024. Full applications by May 1, 2024.
TBD (early 2024)
December 1, 2023 for priority consideration. A second deadline of January 19, 2024 will be available for those who could not apply for priority consideration, but the position is not guaranteed to still be available on January 19th.
January 5, 2024
December 31, 2023
November 6, 2023 (8:00 am)
January 11, 2024
December 31, 2023
January 10, 2023
TBD (usually early March)
Externally Sponsored International Fellowships
November 1, 2023
October 22, 2023
October 16, 2023
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 consideration, Yale endorsement is required by August 16, 2023.
August 16, 2023*
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. *For consideration, Yale endorsement is required by August 16, 2023.
August 16, 2023*