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One-year Fellowships

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.

Apply for a Yale Sponsored One-Year Fellowship

To apply, students should follow the instructions found here, and complete and submit their application for a Yale sponsored one-year fellowship to OSR via Medtrics. Students must include a completed Signature Page with their application, which includes signatures from their Mentor. You can download the Signature Page here.

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.

Deadlines & Requirements

Application Deadline for Yale Sponsored One-Year Fellowship

The application deadline to submit the Yale sponsored one-year fellowship application is April 8, 2024. Applications must include all components to be considered complete.


Students awarded a fully funded one-year medical student research fellowship will be required to participate in the following activities.

  • Attend an orientation meeting that will be scheduled in July or August. Faculty mentors are also required to attend this orientation meeting.
  • A 10-minute presentation of one’s research at seminars held in the fall and spring.
  • Attend research seminars in the fall and spring.
  • Attend didactic sessions focused on research skills development.

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
Institution Deadline
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 ( 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