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Short-Term Research

This funding is available to third, fourth, and fifth-year medical students who are engaged in full-time research, defined as 40 hours per week during normal business hours. Short-term research stipends are awarded at a rate of $2,262 for each four-week period. This funding is competitive, and students must apply for a minimum of four consecutive weeks and a maximum of twelve consecutive weeks in any given period.

Please note that students in their final year are only eligible to apply for short term funding through October 31.

Apply for short-term research funding.

There is a two-step process for applying for short-term research funding.

Step One

You must download the signature page. Carefully review and complete the form, and then obtain your faculty mentors signature.

Deadlines/Important Dates

Students should submit short-term research funding applications to the OSR via Medtrics by the deadlines listed below. Students who are unable to meet a stated deadline are required to submit a completed Short Term Funding Deadline Extension Request Form to the OSR at least one week in advance of the relevant deadline. Only students who meet the conditions specified, which align with YSM educational policies, qualify for consideration of extension.

Applications, or extension requests, received by the OSR after a deadline will not be considered.

For any student that intends to apply for short-term funding for international research, please contact the OSR at least 60 days in advance of the research period deadline. This is to ensure that students conducting international research receive the proper support. Students conducting international research should also contact Dean Illuzzi at least six months prior to travel to receive direction in pre-departure planning.

2024-2025 Academic Year
Proposed Research Period Deadline to Submit Application to the OSR
Sept, Oct, Nov August 5, 2024, at 8 a.m.
Dec, Jan, Feb November 4, 2024, at 8 a.m.
Mar, Apr, May February 3, 2025, at 8 a.m.
Jun, Jul, Aug May 5, 2025, at 8 a.m.

Note: Final year medical students will not be eligible to receive short term funding beyond October 31st.

2025-2026 Academic Year
Proposed Research Period Deadline to Submit Application to the OSR
Sept, Oct, Nov August 4, 2025, at 8 a.m.
Dec, Jan, Feb November 3, 2025, at 8 a.m.
Mar, Apr, May February 2, 2026, at 8 a.m.
Jun, Jul, Aug May 4, 2026, at 8 a.m.

Note: Final year medical students will not be eligible to receive short term funding beyond October 31st.

Funding

Listed below are links for additional sources of funding for short term research. It is important that you read the requirements carefully for each fellowship, as they have different eligibility requirements and deadlines. Students can also visit the Yale Center for International and Professional Experience to find a searchable database of fellowships and funding.

Important Note: If you are planning to apply for a short term fellowship at an outside institution or organization, and you will receive funding from a source outside of Yale, you must inform your faculty mentor. Your faculty mentor will need to work with their business office in order to process the application. Please notify your faculty mentor at least 10 days prior to the application due date as there may be additional forms required by Yale's Office of Sponsored Projects.

Selected External Opportunities