Funding Opportunities

Funding for Research at Home and Abroad

Funding Opportunities Compiled by Penn Med

Travel Funds

International Travel Fund – Graduate Students

The International Travel Fund provides funding for graduate student conference presentations and research studies abroad. Awards range from $200 to $1,000. Funding decisions are based on the distance of the international conference from the continental United States, the budget requested, and the availability of funding at the time the request is received by the Graduate School. The Graduate School must receive completed applications at least one month prior to travel.

Eligible Applicants: all medical students
Deadline: Rolling
Travel Awards

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.

Eligible Applicants: To apply for an award, please include your abstract, the letter of acceptance from the conference you plan to attend, a detailed report listing your financial requirements and a listing of all other fellowships, scholarships or grants already received for conference attendance.
Deadline: Rolling

Emily Green, Director, Student and Faculty Development

(401) 863-9139 /


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.

Eligible Applicants: All students who are PA residents
Deadline: Varies
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.

Deadline: Varies
RIMWA Women’s Health Research Scholarship

The Rhode Island Medical Women’s Association (RIMWA) is offering funding to Brown University Undergraduate scholars or 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 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. For More Information contact Jane Coutu at

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.

Deadline: Varies

Office of Summer and Continuing Studies Box T Attn: Maria Byerly (401) 863-6216