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Funding

See also: Fellowships

AMA Foundation Seed Grant Research Program
AMA Foundation Student Research Forums

Dean's Year Funding
Dean's Office Summer Research Funding
Alpha Omega Alpha Research Grant
Research Travel Funds

AMA Foundation Seed Grant Research Program

The Seed Grant Research Program provides $2,500 grants to medical students, residents, and fellows to help them conduct basic science or clinical research projects. Grants will be awarded in the following research categories:

  • Cardiovascular/Pulmonary Diseases
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Pancreatic cancer

Applications are due by December 5, 2012 and available here and questions can be e-mailed to seedgrants@ama-assn.org

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AMA Foundation National and Regional Student Research Forums

These forums offer young investigators the opportunity to present their research, receive meaningful feedback, and participate in scholarly discussions with peers and established scientists. To participate, students must submit a research abstract directly to the forum of their choice. Further information will be posted here as it becomes available.

Western Student Medical Research Forum

Eastern-Atlantic Student Research Forum

Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum

National Student Research Forum

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The Predoctoral Research Program for Medical Students Dean's Office Stipends for an Elective Year of Research

The Predoctoral Research Program for Medical Students (Dean’s Year of Research) is specifically intended to serve the needs of those who wish to pursue a more intensive experience in research than the elective schedule presently allows.

Medical students can apply for support of a 12‑month research experience.  This stipend is the same as the graduate student stipend in that academic year (estimated to be $29,220 for 2013-14).  The cost of the stipend is shared equally between the Dean’s Office and the department in which the research is being conducted.  The Dean’s Office will support the cost of individual student health and dental insurance.**  An e-mail notification will be sent to all students in March/April establishing the application submission deadline for participation in the program during the next academic year. Program start date can be no earlier than July 1. Program end date can be no later than June 30.

GUIDELINES FOR APPLYING ARE:

1.         Only matriculated candidates for the M.D. degree in this School of Medicine are eligible.

2.         These stipends are not available to students with Ph.D. degrees or those enrolled in M.D./Ph.D. Programs.

3.         All research projects must be carried out at this Institution with a School of Medicine faculty preceptor.

4.         All recipients of these awards will still pay four years of tuition.

5.         If participation in this program makes it necessary that a student spend five years at this Institution prior to attainment of the M.D. degree, tuition relief will be granted by placing the student in a special student status for the year.  Students are reminded that work accomplished during such a period cannot be credited toward the achievement of an academic degree.

APPLICATION COMPONENTS

1.         A project proposal including background, research aims, and specific information about your role in the proposed investigation.  Include a starting and ending date, and information regarding your long-range career plans and how this project fits in with those plans.

2.         A letter of support from the Faculty member who is the proposed research preceptor. This letter must include a statement indicating that the Faculty member is willing and able to provide 50% of the stipend for your year-long participation in the program, including an Internal Order number to which that amount may be charged.

3.         This information, as well as the student’s performance to date in the School of Medicine, will be considered in determining the awardees.  If the nature of the competition requires it, a formal interview may become part of the process.

REQUIREMENTS FOLLOWING PROGRAM COMPLETION

            Following completion of an elective year of research, the following must be provided:

                 a) A letter describing the work pursued during that period indicating the impact of the experience on future plans and goals;

                 b) A statement from the preceptor that evaluates the student’s performance, the results of the effort, and the student’s potential as an investigator; and

                 c) Copies of any abstracts or publications based on their work.

**There are limitations on the support available for the cost of health insurance premiums for those students not participating in the UHS health plan. You may discuss your individual situation with Ms. Cheryl Bryant (410-955-3419) in the Office of Student Affairs.

Please make an appointment with Dr. Koenig (410-955-3416) if you are interested in participating in this program.

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Dean’s Summer Research Fund

Each year the Dean’s Office has funds available through University sources and Federal Work Study Programs to support medical students during the summer between the first and second years of the medical school curriculum. To be eligible for the funds, the student must work under the direct supervision of a Hopkins faculty member, either on the medical campus here, or abroad.  For 2012, the stipend will be $3,000, disbursed on JHU pay dates in accordance with the amount of time worked in that pay period. Further information will be published as it is developed, including links to the application and appropriate tax forms. These funds cannot be used to support research undertaken later during the medical school years.

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Alpha Omega Alpha

Each year, Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical school honor society provides fellowships for students conducting research during their medical school years, and awards for essays and student-led service projects. Click on the links below for information about Alpha Omega Alpha programs.

2011-12 Helen H. Glaser Student Essay Awards

2011-12 Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowships

2011-12 Medical Student Service Project Award

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Travel funds

The following funding opportunities are available to students:

  1. The Andrew Watson Sellards Fund allows a modest amount of money for "the purpose of providing traveling scholarships or fellowships" for medical students for travel to "Latin America or, perhaps, at times, to the Orient, especially the Philippines. Occasionally, a reconnaissance expedition may be made to the Southern United States, particularly Florida, New Orleans, Texas or California." This wording is a direct quote from the bequest. Travel is limited to the areas indicated and there must be a constructive project in medicine as the primary reason for travel. This support is limited to $750.
  2. Student Research Travel funds are available to support registration and travel for students who are presenting their research at meetings. Up to $375 is available, with these funds expected to be matched or exceeded by the department where the research was conducted.

If you have an interest in using one of these funds for travel, please e-mail Dr. Koenig with the details of your travel or stop by during his walk-in hours (Wednesdays, 13:00 - 15:00). Please note the Sellards Fund can only be used once during your medical school training. The Student Research Travel support, subject to availability of funds, may be used only once per academic year. Students must provide original receipts that will be reimbursed up to the amount allotted.

How to Process Your Reimbursement Request

Student Travel Reimbursement form

Travel Summary report - used to determine cost share with department for Student Research Travel

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