Research Funding

Medical Student Research Funding at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

The Office of Medical Student Research administers funding for summer research projects, for longitudinal research opportunities and training, and for travel to national conferences where students can present their work.

Summer Stipends for Research

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Dean's Summer Research Fund

Each year the Dean’s Office has funds available through University resources and Federal Work Study Programs to support medical student research during the summer between the first and second years of the medical school curriculum.

To be eligible for funding, the student must work under the direct supervision of a Hopkins faculty member, either on one of the medical campuses here in the United States, or abroad. The stipend varies by year and is disbursed on JHU pay dates in accordance with the amount of time worked in that pay period. These funds cannot be used to support research undertaken later during the medical school years.

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Summer Departmental or Specialty Programs

Longitudinal Research Opportunities and Training

Many students also decide to participate in a more in-depth and longitudinal research experiences, taking between 9-12 months as an Advanced Student Placement status to pursue their interests with faculty members. Faculty mentors are sometimes able to provide a graduate student stipend for a medical student to work in their research program.

There are also the following resources of funds for a year-long program of study:

Dean's Year of Research

The Dean’s Year of Research serves the needs of medical students who wish to pursue a more intensive research experience than the Scholarly Concentrations course and elective schedule presently allow. If you are interested in applying or learning more about the Dean's Year of Research Funding, please email us.

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Predoctoral Clinical Research Training Program

This predoctoral (TL) training program allows the ICTR to provide training for students interested in pursuing a career in clinical and translational research (combined master and doctoral degrees with MD or nursing degree). This program is a collaborative effort of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, and the Johns Hopkins University Center for BioEngineering Innovation & Design.

Learn more about the program

Funding for Travel to Research Conferences

Johns Hopkins University provides several travel funding opportunities for scholarships, fellowships and research conferences. If you have an interest in one of the following funds for travel please e-mail Robin Lenzo with the details. Students must provide original receipts that will be reimbursed up to the amount allotted.

The following funding opportunities are currently available for student travel:


National Research Opportunities and Fellowships

In addition to the many research opportunities at Johns Hopkins, students are encouraged to explore national programs that offer short term (e.g. summer) or longer term experiences.

A list of such opportunities is maintained by the AAMC.

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