Funding for Research at Home and Abroad
Funding Opportunities Compiled by Penn Med
International Affairs Travel Fund (IATF) – Graduate Students
The Graduate Student International Affairs Travel Fund is available to full time Brown graduate students who are conducting research abroad or delivering a paper at an international conference. The IATF is a supplementary allowance to assist with travel expenses of one professional trip per academic year. Students may apply for up to $750 for the Americas and Europe and up to $1000 for Asia, Africa and beyond. Applicants may combine this fund with Graduate School funds and other sources. Requests for the IATF may be submitted at any time prior to travel.
Society for the History of Navy Medicine – Travel Grant
The Society was founded to promote and support research, scholarship and publication of work concerning all aspects of the history of navy, or maritime, medicine. To encourage this, the Society will provide one annual travel grant up to $750 to present a paper on any relevant topic at the Society’s Annual Meeting and Papers Session.
Awards are available to medical students who have been selected to attend national meetings in which they are presenting (oral or posters), or who are representing AMS in a leadership capacity. This award can be up to $750 per student ($1000 if traveling internationally) and should be used for accommodations, transportation, conference fees, and general travel expenses.
Students will be required to submit original receipts upon completion of travel.
Emily Green, Director, Student and Faculty Development
(401) 863-9139 / Emily_Green@brown.edu
Brown University Library Grant Finding Page
Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society Scholarships (PA)
The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society is currently accepting scholarship applications from Pennsylvania residents. Fund Amount: $1,000-$2,500.
Massachusetts Medical Society Scholarships
The MMS offers scholarships from $500 to $5,000 for medical students who are legal residents of towns in participating districts. See site for more details. Some scholarships require membership in MMS.
Medical Student Research Projects in Geriatrics
The Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research at Brown University, funded by a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, is offering seed grants for medical student curriculum development projects in geriatrics. Students enrolled in the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University are eligible to apply. Students who are doing scholarly concentrations in aging or have curriculum SAs from the Reynolds Program are eligible to apply, but the seed grant proposal must be different from the scholarly concentration project or SA. Each grant will need an identified faculty member who will serve as an advisor to the project. Awards will be up to $1,000. Awards are for one year. Budgets should be planned according to this timeframe. Unused funds will be transferred back to The Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research. The Awards are not transferable to other institutions. The overall merit of the project will be considered and evaluated by the Director of the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research and a selection committee.
Renee Shield at Renee_Shield@brown.edu
The Rhode Island Medical Women’s Association (RIMWA) is offering funding to Brown University medical students up to $500. In keeping with RIMWA’s mission of recognizing the special needs of women in medicine, as both practitioners and patients, this funding opportunity seeks to support research in women’s health and gender specific medicine. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae with a description of their project, budget needs and relevance to the broad mission of RIMWA. Awardees will be asked to present their research during the Annual Meeting held the first week of May.
Megan Turcotte, RIMWA Assoc Director; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching Assistant Positions
The Office of Summer and Continuing Studies may have funded teaching assistant positions for intensive introduction to medicine courses for high school students.
Office of Summer and Continuing StudiesBox TAttn: Maria Byerly(401) 863-6216Maria_Byerly@brown.edu
Vietnamese American Medical Association Scholarship
This scholarship is meant for members of the class of 2015 who have an interest in serving the Vietnamese communities in the US upon graduation.
William B. Bean Student Research Award
This award is $1500 and supports medical student research in medical history and medical humanities.