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First-year Medical Student Summer Research

First year student summer research applications are due on April 13, 2024. Summer research stipends are awarded in the amount of $565.50/week per student. Stipends are paid on a weekly basis. 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.


First Year Summer Research Fellowship Application

We encourage you to review the sample application to help you complete your summer-research funding application—and to reach out with any questions!


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Deadlines/Important Dates

Dates: Event Description:
November 2023 to January 2024 Decide on a research topic & begin identifying potential mentors
February 2024 Prepare a preliminary draft of research proposal
March 29, 2024 Deadline to submit application to Department Thesis Chair
April 13, 2024 Deadline to submit application to the Office of Student Research
May 31, 2024 Students are notified of their funding source via award letter
June 10 – August 25 2024 Conduct research
September 20, 2024 Research summary due to OSR


External Funding Opportunities

This page shares links for sources of funding for summer research for 1st year medical students, in addition to Office of Student Research funding. It is important that you read the requirements carefully for each fellowship, as they have different eligibility requirements and deadlines.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications for external fellowships are submitted by the business office of the mentor. If you are planning to apply for summer research fellowships from funding sources outside of the Office of Student Research, please contact OSR at least 30 days before the fellowship deadline to discuss the application and to receive supporting documents and letters of recommendation (if needed).

Selected External Opportunities