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Short Term Research

This funding is available to 3rd, 4th and 5th year medical students for periods engaged in full-time research, defined as 40 hours per week during normal business hours. Short term research stipends are awarded in the amount of $2,196 per 4-week period. The funding for short-term research 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.

There is a two-step process for applying for short term funding, which is described in our Application Instructions. Please contact OSR with any questions at or 203-785-6633.

Listed below are links for additional sources of funding for summer and short term research. It is important that you read the requirements carefully for each fellowship, as they have different eligibility requirements and deadlines. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are planning to apply for short term fellowships from funding sources outside of Yale, please contact your mentor whose business office will work with you on processing the application. Please reach out at least 10 days prior to the due date as there may be additional forms required by Yale's Office of Sponsored Projects that need to be completed before an application can be submitted to the funding agency. Contact with questions.


The deadlines for submitting applications for short-term research for the academic years 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 are as follows:

2022-2023 Academic Year

  • August 5, 2022 (Research Sept., Oct, Nov.)
    • Note: Final year medical students will not be eligible to receive short term funding beyond October 31st.
  • November 4, 2022 (Research Dec., Jan., Feb.)
  • February 3, 2023 (Research March, Apr., May)
  • May 5, 2023 (Research June, July, August)

2023-2024 Academic Year

  • August 4, 2023 (Research Sept., Oct, Nov.) *Note that MS4 students will not be eligible to apply for short term funds beyond this date*
  • November 3, 2023 (Research Dec., Jan., Feb.)
  • February 2, 2024 (Research March, Apr., May)
  • May 4, 2024 (Research June, July, August)