Medical Student Extramural Funding

Medical Student Extramural Funding

This page serves as a resource for discovering supplemental funding grants and award opportunities offered to medical students conducting research. The listings below give a brief award description listed in alphabetical order by Agency.

 When you find an award that you may be eligible to receive, please go to that program's website to learn more about their application deadlines and procedures.

If you have questions regarding applying for funding, please contact Diana Vigil at dvigil1@uci.edu

Grant Agency or TopicTopicAmountDeadline
AACR Minority Scholar Awards Cancer Research Varies Please see website for more info
American Academy of Dermatology Dermatology Varies Please see website for more info
American Academy of Neurology Summer Research Neurology Varies Variable dates
American Society of Hematology Medical Student Award Program Hematology Varies January 15/February 1, 2021
Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association Various Varies Summer awards are due annually between Jan and March
ASTS Presidential Student Mentorship Grants Transplant Surgery $3,500 Must be under mentorship of an ASTS member; February 3, 2021
Buckfire PC Medical School Diversity Scholarship General $2,000 Please see website for more info
Chinese American Physicians Society (CAPS) Scholarship General $2,000 - $5,000 Opens December 2020, Due March 2021
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation Crohn's and Colitis $2,500 March 15, 2021
David E. Rogers Student Fellowship Award General $4,000 January 15, 2021
Fight for Sight Ophthalmology Research Ophthalmology $2,400 Summer Student Fellowship due March 1
Foundation for Anesthesia Research Anesthesia $400/week January 31, 2021
IDSA Education and Research Foundation Grants for Emerging Researchers/Clinicians Mentorship (G.E.R.M.) Infectious Disease $2,000 Summer awards are due annually between January and March
Medical Education Scholarship (Only for women enrolled in medical school) General $500 September 15, 2020/October 31, 2020
National Medical Fellowships - General Scholarships and Awards General $2,000 - $7,500 Please see website for more info
NMF Emergency Scholarship Fund General $5,000 Please see website for more info
RPB Medical Student Eye Research Fellowships Ophthalmology $30,000 Spring application due January 10 & Fall applications due July 1
SAEM Emergency Medicine Interest Group Grant Emergency Medicine $500 January 30, 2021
Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research Various $1,000 - $5,000 March 15 and October 1 annually
SIR Foundation Research Interventional Radiology Research Varies January 15, 2021
SPR Awards Pediatrics $1,000 Please see website for more info
The Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation (NREF) Neurosurgery $2,500 February 1, 2021
Wilderness and environmental medicine Wilderness medicine $5,000 June 2021
William B Bean Student Research Award Medical History & Medical Humanities $1,500 plus $750 travel March 1, 2021