Medical School and Health Professions
Scholarships, Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards for Students

By Francisco A Tomei Torres,

Medicine, Dentistry, Idiopathy, Ophthalmology, Optometry, Osteopathy, Pharmacology, Veterinary Science

Deadlines - Nationally Coveted College Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships

Deadline K-12 College Scholarships Graduate Fellowships Postgraduate Awards
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) — Loans & Scholarships
National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarships for Allopathic and Osteopathic Physicians, Dentists, Certified Nurse-Midwives, Certified Family Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants
May 14 The National Health Service Corps Scholarship (NHSC) Program accepts applications once a year from students who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment at an accredited health professions training program in an eligible primary care discipline: medicine (MD or DO), dentistry, family nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife or physician assistant. You can apply before your first year or after you have finished one or more years of school.

  National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program
Mar 24 The National Health Service Corps recruits primary care medical, dental and behavioral and mental health clinicians who are dedicated to providing care to the Nation's underserved people. In return, they can reduce or eliminate their health professions student debt by providing care at a National Health Service Corps-approved site.

U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) — Training Programs in the Biomedical Sciences
  NIH Academy
The NIH Academy is a postbaccalaureate biomedical research program for recent college graduates with an interest in domestic health disparities, differences in the frequency or severity of diseases and other adverse health conditions among populations in the U.S.

  National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)
UGSP offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation.

  Biomedical Engineering Summer Internships (BESIP)
Feb 9 This internship program is for undergraduate biomedical engineering students who have completed their junior year of college. This ten-week program will allow rising senior biomedical engineering students to participate in cutting-edge biomedical research projects under the mentorship of world-class scientists in NIH laboratories.

NIH Loan Repayment Programs
All eligible researchers and scientists, including women, individuals from underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply for loan repayment.

Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (SIP)
The Summer Internship Program is for students who will be sixteen years of age or older at the time they begin the program and who are currently enrolled at least half-time in high school or an accredited U.S. college or university as undergraduate, graduate, or professional students. Students who have been accepted into a college or university program may also apply.

  Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA)
The NIH Postbac IRTA program (CRTA, Cancer Research Training Award, in the National Cancer Institute) provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/pharmacy) school an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH.

  Technical Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA)
The NIH Technical IRTA Program (CRTA, Cancer Research Training Award in the National Cancer Institute) is designed to produce a cadre of highly trained research support personnel. College graduates and individuals who hold a master's degree spend two years (possibly three) mastering the latest and most advanced techniques for basic and/or applied research working in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.

  Clinical Research Training Program for Medical and Dental School Students
The Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP) for Medical and Dental Students is a 12-month program designed to attract the most creative, research-oriented medical and dental students to the intramural campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Participants, known as Fellows, spend a year engaged in a mentored clinical or translational research project in an area that matches their personal interests and goals.

  Clinical Electives Program for Third and Fourth-Year Medical and Dental Students
You must be enrolled in a medical or dental school and have your school's approval to participate. You must have completed all of your core courses prior to review of your application. Students participate in short-term clinical rotations and research electives designed to provide advanced training in translational and clinical research in over 30 specialties.

  Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP)
The NIH Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP) allows participants to take advantage of the best of two worlds - the academic environment of a university and the breadth and depth of research at the NIH. The goal is to create a different kind of graduate experience, one that focuses on training the next generation of scientific leaders by emphasizing communication and collaboration skills, integration of information, and interdisciplinary investigation. At the NIH, graduate students work in a highly collaborative research environment with leading scientists and clinicians.

U.S. Army — Education Opportunities
  F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) for Students Pursuing Advanced Degrees in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Psychiatric Nursing, Optometry or Psychology
The U.S. Army can help with one of the most comprehensive scholarships available in the health care field. Qualifying students receive full tuition at any accredited medical, dental, veterinary, psychology or optometry program, plus a generous monthly stipend.

U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps — Student Opportunities and Training
Junior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (JRCOSTEP)
JRCOSTEP training and extern positions are available to students who have completed at least 1 year of study in a master's or doctoral program or at least 2 years of study in a professionally accredited baccalaureate program in specific health disciplines and meet other program requirements.

Senior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (SRCOSTEP)
SRCOSTEP training and extern positions are available to individuals who are enrolled as full-time students in certain health professions programs with at least 8 months of educational commitment remaining in the final year.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — Public Health Training Fellowships
  The CDC Experience Applied Epidemiology Fellowship
One-year training program in applied epidemiology for third or fourth year medical students.

  CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship
Six- to twelve-week introduction to preventive medicine, public health, and applied epidemiology in an international setting; apply in your second or third year of medical or veterinary school.

  Epidemiology Elective Program for Senior Medical and Veterinary Students
Six to eight-week introduction to applied epidemiology.

  Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS)
The Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) is a unique 2-year post-graduate training program of service and on-the-job learning for health professionals interested in the practice of applied epidemiology.

U.S. National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
NIDRR Switzer Fellowships
Distinguished fellowships are awarded to individuals with doctorates or with comparable academic status who have had seven or more years of experience relevant to rehabilitation research. Merit fellowships are given to persons in earlier stages of their research careers.

Albert Schweitzer Fellowships
  The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship - Lambaréné, Gabon
Third-year medical students spend three months working as Fellows at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, Gabon on clinical rotations. Medical Fellows work as junior physicians in pediatrics or medicine rotations, supervised by hospital medical staff. Public Health Fellows, students or recent graduates with significant public health training and/or experience, work with the Hospital's Community Health Outreach Program.

  The U.S. Schweitzer Fellows Program
The Schweitzer Fellows -- mostly university graduate students -- partner with community-based organizations to identify an unmet health need, design a yearlong service project with a demonstrable impact on that need, and bring that project from idea to implementation and impact -- all on top of their usual graduate school responsibilities.

Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research — Training and Early Career Development
  Undergraduate Summer Studentships
Alberta Innovates — Health Solutions Summer Studentships offer motivated students with exceptional academic records an opportunity to participate in medical or health research in Alberta during the summer months. The award is meant to encourage students to consider pursuing formal training and a career in health research. The award consists of a stipend only.

  Graduate Studentship
The Graduate Studentship provides opportunities for support for individuals undertaking health-related research areas in pursuit of a Master's or PhD at an Alberta university.

Alpha One Foundation
  Postdoctoral Fellowships for Studies in the Basic Science or Clinical Investigation of Alpha1-Antitrypsin (AAT) Deficiency
Intended to provide support for postdoctoral research fellows who intend to pursue a career in AAT research. Applications will be accepted from candidates holding an M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent degrees who are interested in conducting basic science, clinical research, or ethic, legal, social issues studies related to AAT Deficiency.

American Academy of Family Physicians
Awards for Medical Students, Residents, and Medical Education Faculty
These awards recognize medical students, residents and medical education faculty who are deemed to have made exceptional advances in furthering the strategic objectives of the Academy. This program assists AAFP members and staff, as well as constituent chapters, to identify, select and recommend appropriate forms of recognition for exceptional initiatives or efforts that benefit Family Medicine.

  Medical Fellowships for Family Physicians
American Academy of Neurology — Medical Student Resources
  AAN Awards and Scholarships for Medical Students
American Optometric Foundation — Awards, Scholarships and Grants
  Graduate Student Fellowships
These fellowships support graduate students enrolled in a full-time program of study and training in vision-related research that leads to a Master's or PhD degree.

  Scholarships for Optometry Students
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry — Awards and Fellowships
Fellowships
Pediatric dental residents and individuals in their first five years post-residency are eligible and encouraged to apply.

American Academy of Periodontology
  Scholarships and Fellowships
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship
Fellowships will be awarded to medical students in the United States or Canada who have completed one or two years of medical school and wish to spend a summer working in a neurosurgical laboratory, mentored by a neurosurgical investigator who is a member of the AANS and will sponsor the student.

  Grants and Fellowships
American College of Surgeons
  Research Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards
International Guest Scholarships, ACS Traveling Fellowships, ACS Scholarships.

American Dental Association Foundation
  Scholarships for Dental and Allied Dental Health Students
The ADA Foundation funds scholarships for dental student, underrepresented minority dental students and allied dental students including dental hygiene, dental assisting and dental laboratory technology.

American Diabetes Association
  Career Development & General Research Awards
American Federation for Aging Research — Funding Opportunities
  Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program
The 2012 MSTAR Program provides medical students with an enriching experience in aging-related research and geriatrics, under the mentorship of top experts in the field. This program introduces students to research and academic experiences early in their training that they might not otherwise have during medical school.

  Postdoctoral Fellows in Aging Research Program
Encourages and furthers the careers of postdoctoral fellows with outstanding promise in the basic biological and biomedical sciences relevant to understanding aging processes and age-related diseases and disabilities. The award is intended to provide significant support to permit these postdoctoral fellows to become established in the field of aging.

American Heart Association — Professional Education
  Student Scholarships in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke
Eligible applicants include students in medical schools or in master's or equivalent programs in an accredited school in the United States where research training in cardiovascular disease and stroke is available. Ph.D.s and current M.D./Ph.D. students in the basic sciences committed to research careers are ineligible unless the Ph.D. was obtained previously in an area not related to the one in the proposed study.

American Lung Association — Awards & Grants
  Lung Health Research Dissertation Grants
American Medical Association, Education and Research Foundation
  Arthur N. Wilson, MD, Scholarships for Southeastern Alaskans
Provides a tuition assistance scholarship to a currently enrolled medical student who graduated from a high school in Southeast Alaska. This scholarship highlights the importance of supporting future physicians in rural communities.

  Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarships
American Otological Society
Fellowships and Grants for the Study Otosclerosis, Meniere's Disease, and Related Disorders
American Parkinson's Disease Association
Medical Students Summer Fellowships
The Summer Fellowships are designed to provide a stipend to enable medical students to perform supervised laboratory or clinical research designed to clarify our understanding of Parkinson's disease, its nature, manifestations, etiology or treatment. It is hoped this experience will stimulate a student's interest in future research in the field of Parkinson's disease and related disorders.

American Pharmaceutical Association
  Awards and Scholarships
American Philosophical Society — Fellowships and Grants
  Daland Fellowships in Clinical Investigation
American Psychiatric Association
  Resident Fellowships
American Urogynecologic Society — Awards and Scholarships
  Research Scholars Program
American Veterinary Medical Foundation
  Congressional Science Fellowships
Arthritis Foundation
  Arthritis Biomedical Science Grants
  Arthritis Clinical Science Grants
  Doctoral Dissertation Awards for Arthritis Health Professionals
  Physician Scientist Development Award
  Postdoctoral Fellowships
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
College Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships in Gerontology
Burroughs Wellcome Fund — Grant Programs
  Career Awards at the Scientific Interface
Career Awards at the Scientific Interface provide $500,000 to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of faculty service. These awards are intended to foster the early career development of researchers who have transitioned or are transitioning from undergraduate and/or graduate work in the physical/mathematical/computational sciences or engineering into postdoctoral work in the biological sciences, and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research. These awards are open to U.S. and Canadian citizens or permanent residents as well as to U.S. temporary residents.

  Career Awards for Medical Scientists
Five-year awards for physician-scientists to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service. Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease-oriented, or translational research.

Center for Reintegration — Scholarship Information
Lilly Reintegration Scholarships for People with Schizophrenia and Related Schizophrenia-Spectrum Disorders
To be eligible for consideration for the scholarship, applicants must be diagnosed with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizophreniform disorder, or schizoaffective disorder, be currently receiving medical treatment for the disease, including medications and psychiatric follow-up, and be actively involved in rehabilitative or reintegrative efforts, such as clubhouse membership, part-time work, volunteer efforts or school enrollment.

Cooley's Anemia Foundation
  Medical Fellowships
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America — Research Grants & Fellowships
  Career Development Awards
Career Development Awards are intended to encourage the development of individuals with research potential to help them prepare for a career of independent basic and/or clinical investigation in the area of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

  Research Fellowship Awards
Research Fellowship Awards are intended to encourage the development of individuals with research potential to help them prepare for a career of independent basic and/or clinical investigation in the area of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Student Research Awards
This program offers financial support for students to spend time performing research on topics relevant to Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) for a minimum of 10 weeks. CCFA hopes to stimulate research interest in the areas of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  Clinical Fellowships (1st and 2nd Year)
  Clinical Fellowships (3rd and 4th Year)
  Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
  Clinical Fellowship Training Program
These fellowships are in preparation for a clinical career in movement disorders with a special competence in the evaluation and treatment of dystonia. The training program should focus on critical aspects of dystonia including: clinical diagnosis and evaluation, ongoing patient care and management, pharmacotherapy with a special emphasis on neurotoxin therapy, and neurosurgical interventions, such as deep brain stimulation.
Epilepsy Foundation — Grant and Fellowship Opportunities
  Predocotral Research Training Fellowships Related to Epilepsy
Graduate students must be matriculating in a full-time doctoral (Ph.D.) program with an academic career focus. Areas of interest considered include, but are not limited to neuroscience, physiology, pharmacology, psychology, biochemistry, genetics, nursing, or pharmacy may apply.

  Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowships Related to Epilepsy
Areas of interest considered include, but are not limited to neuroscience, physiology, pharmacology, psychology, biochemistry, genetics, nursing, or pharmacy.

Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) — Programs
  Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship Program
The Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship program encourages talented medical students to consider careers in academic anesthesiology. Medical students participate in research projects and clinical anesthesia in academic departments across the country through the eight-week summer program.

Goldman Philanthropic Partnerships
  Charles E. Culpeper Scholarships in Medical Science for Physicians Committed to Careers in Academic Medicine
Grass Foundation
Grass Fellowships in Neurobiology
Applicants may be in the late stages of predoctoral training or postdoctoral researchers. Supported approaches include neurophysiology, biophysics, integrative neurobiology, neuroethology, neuroanatomy, neuropharmacology, systems neuroscience, cellular and developmental neurobiology, and computational approaches to neural systems. The Foundation also has a longstanding interest in epilepsy-related research.

Heart Rhythm Society
  Fellowship Opportunities in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Full-year Research Fellowships for individuals interested in clinical and basic research relating to the latest advances in electrophysiology. Must have an MD, PhD, DO, DVM, or equivalent degree by June in the year of award activation. May not be enrolled in a graduate or medical school by June in the year of award activation. May not have completed three cumulative years of postmedical school or graduate school research. Sponsor must be a member of the Heart Rhythm Society by activation of award.

Helen Hay Whitney Foundation
  Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in the Biomedical Sciences
Hereditary Disease Foundation
  John J. Wasmuth Postdoctoral Fellowships for the Identification and Understanding of the Basic Defect of Huntington's Disease
  Milton Wexler Postdoctoral Fellowships for the Identification and Understanding of the Basic Defect of Huntington's Disease
Howard Hughes Medical Institute — Opportunities for Individuals
  Medical Research Fellows - Year Long Program
As a medical, dental, or veterinary student, you are in a unique position to advance biomedical research and translate findings from the lab into the treatment of disease. HHMI's Medical Fellows Program gives you a chance to focus on a research project full-time and determine how you can incorporate research into your professional career.

  Medical Research Fellows - Summer Program
The summer after your first or second year is an ideal time to engage in basic, translational, or applied biomedical research with an HHMI investigator, HHMI early career scientist, or Janelia Farm researcher. The program is primarily aimed at those students who wish to explore the summer research experience with the intent of applying for the year-long program.

  International Student Research Fellowships
HHMI will award three-year fellowships to students while they are engaged in their doctoral dissertation research. U.S. institutions designated by HHMI will nominate students who have demonstrated exceptional talent for research, are currently in the second (or third) year of graduate study, have entered a laboratory in which they will conduct their dissertation research, and are not U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, or permanent residents of the United States.

Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)
  Cross-Disciplinary and Long-Term Postdoctoral Fellowships in Brain Functions and Molecular Approaches to Biological Functions
Huntington's Disease Society of America
  Research Grants and Fellowships
Immune Deficiency Foundation
Academic Scholarships
The program is open to patients with a primary immunodeficiency as classified by the World Health Organization and is intended for undergraduate students attending or entering college or a technical training school or for undergraduate or graduate students living with Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (WAS).

International Foundation for Ethical Research
  Graduate Fellowships in Animal Welfare
LAM Foundation
  Postdoctoral Fellowships in Lymphangioleiomyomatosis
Mayo Clinic and Foundation for Medical Education and Research
  Postdoctoral Fellowships
  Medical Scholarships
Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America
  Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for Clinical or Basic Research Pertinent to Myasthenia Gravis
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases — Awards & Grants
  Fellowships in Infectious Diseases
National Hemophilia Foundation
  Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Hemophilia
National Multiple Sclerosis Society — Training Grants and Fellowships
  Postdoctoral Fellowships
  Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowships
  Physician Fellowships for Training in MS Clinical Trials
  Junior Faculty Awards
  Senior Faculty Awards
National Research Council (NRC) — Research Associateship Programs
Postdoctoral Research Associateship Programs for Scientists and Engineers Tenable at U.S. Laboratories and NASA Research Centers
The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.

New Mexico Higher Education Department
  New Mexico Medical Loans-for-Service
The purpose of the Medical Loan-For-Service is to increase the number of physicians in the state which have experienced shortages of health professional by making educational loans to students entering medical school. As a condition of each loan, the student shall declare his/her intent to practice as a health professional in a designated shortage area within the state of New Mexico. For every year of service provided in a designated shortage area within New Mexico, a portion of the loan will be forgiven. If the entire service agreement is fulfilled, 100% of the loan is eligible for forgiveness. Penalties will be assessed if the service agreement is not satisfied.

Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation
  Research Fellowships for Young Investigators
Parkinson's Disease Foundation
  Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Including Neurologists
Summer Fellowships for Undergraduates and Medical Students
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Foundation
  Advanced Predoctoral Fellowships in Pharmacology or Toxicology
  Advanced Predoctoral Fellowships in Pharmaceutics
  Advanced Medical Student Research Fellowships in Clinical Pharmacology
  Advanced Pre Doctoral Fellowships in Health Outcomes
  Postdoctoral Fellowships in Pharmacology/Toxicology
  Postdoctoral Fellowships in Health Outcomes
  Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Pharmaceutics
  Postdoctoral Fellowships in Informatics
  Sabbatical Fellowship in Pharmacology and Toxicology
  Sabbatical Fellowships in Informatics
  Sabbatical Fellowships in Health Outcomes
  Sabbatical Fellowships in Pharmaceutics
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
Research Grants and Fellowships
Research Development Committee of the Canadian Association of Surgical Chairs
  Compendium of Surgical Fellowships
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  Clinical Scholars
Sarnoff Endowment for Cardiovascular Science
  Medical Fellowships in the Cardiovascular Sciences
  Sarnoff Scholars Program
Society of Nuclear Medicine - Education and Research Foundation
Grants, Awards and Scholarships
Tylenol® Future Care Scholarships
College and Graduate Scholarships for Students Who Intend to Major in Public Health/Health Education, Medical School, Nursing or Pharmacy
Students must have completed at least one year of undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational-technical school.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  Career Development Awards
Residencies & Fellowships

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