Posting expires on 05/01/2017
Type of Research:
This opportunity has a stipend.
University of Minnesota Foundation Medical Student Research Grants
UMF encourages innovative research by Medical School students and awards grants to students pursuing basic, clinical, or community-based research interests. The goal of this program is to encourage medical students to conduct independent, mentored, academic research using a protocol of their own design.
Two types of awards are available:
$4,000 grants to third- and fourth-year students for 12 weeks of research during free or elective periods. Applications are received three times a year: the first Friday in January, May 1 and September 1. Applicants are informed of the committees decision within six weeks from the submission date.
$3,000 grants to first-year students for research to begin during the summer after Year One and to be completed before the end of Year Two. Applications are received once annually on February 15. Applicants are informed of the committees decision within six weeks from the submission date.
To qualify for funding, the research must be one of the following:
basic science bench research
clinical lab research (e.g., evaluating a new biomarker as a potential diagnostic, prognostic, or therapeutic efficacy marker)
clinical research involving direct patient observation or treatment
clinical research involving patient health databases
community-based research involving data acquisition by the student
Students who hold or are pursuing a PhD degree, including MD PhD students, are ineligible.
Grants are paid to recipients as personal income and are taxable.
Posted on 04/10/2017