Funding for Research at Home and Abroad
Charles Carpenter Traveling Fellowship
This medical student travel fund has been established to honor Dr. Charles Carpenter, Professor of Medicine and Principal Investigator Center for AIDS Research. The fellowship assists to defray the expenses incurred by Brown medical students attending national meetings.
The Charles Carpenter Traveling Fellowship is available to medical students who have been selected to attend national meetings in which they are presenting (oral or posters). The student MUST be the first author on the abstract. This award can be up to $500 per student and should be used for: Accommodations, Transportation, Conference fees, & General travel expenses.
The student will be required to submit original receipts upon completion of travel.
Director of Medical Student Affairs
Ph: 401-863-1616 / Alexandra_Morang@Brown.edu
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.
A limited amount of funds are available through the Student Affairs Office to support travel to professional conferences. Priority is given to students presenting their work and/or representing Brown in a leadership capacity.
Director of Medical Student Affairs
Ph: 401-863-1616 / Alexandra_Morang@brown.edu.
AMA Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarships
The AMA Foundation with support from the AMA Alliance is offering The Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship to ease medical students’ burdensome debt load. There are three different scholarship opportunities with 8-12 recipients in total. All scholarship take into consideration academic excellence and financial need in addition to additional eligibility requirements for each scholarship.
Each school may only nominate two students; students who are interested in applying should contact their medical school dean in advance of the deadline.
Arnold P. Gold Foundation Student-Initiated Projects
Students may apply for a grant application up to $5,000 for a research project. Proposals should include a one-page letter of intent describing the objectives of the project and a clear description of the project, methods, participants and proposed funding and timeframe. The Gold Foundation will then request further information in a proposal. Proposals should not exceed 5 pages and should fall within the Gold Foundation's areas of interest.
Letters of intent should be sent to the attention of the Director of Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Students who are interested in applying for this grant must contact Grant Coordinator Sandra Adams at 863-5068 and inform her of their intent.
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.
Frank and Florence Marino Scholarship
Scholarship for enrolled medical students who attended CT school for at least 8 years (K-12) and graduated from a CT high school. Students with financial need and academic excellence should apply for these renewable awards of $1000.
Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship
The award is given to outstanding students entering their third year of medical school who have shown leadership in efforts to eliminate inequities in medical education and health care and demonstrated leadership efforts in addressing educational, societal, and health care needs of minorities in the United States. Each recipient receives a $5,000 scholarship in November of the year the scholarships are awarded.
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
National Health Service Corps Scholarship
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) is recruiting over 4,000 new clinicians over the next two years who are seeking a once in a lifetime experience to serve in our Nation's needy communities. The NHSC can assist aspiring physicians who and are ready, willing, and able to answer this call to service by paying for their medical education in exchange for practicing at one of many NHSC sites across the country. Under the NHSC Scholarship Program, the NHSC pays tuition and provides a monthly stipend for the student's living expenses. After residency training, the new physician will serve at an approved NHSC site.
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: email@example.com
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
The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Combined Strickler/Feinman Fund
The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is offering three scholarship opportunities: The Albert Strickler Memorial Fund provides an interest-free loan up to $5,000 to medical students as an aid to their education. The Samuel F. and Sara G. Feinman Fund which offers an interest-free loan from $2,000-$5,000 to medical and law students. The Ida Foreman Fleisher Fund provides a $2,000-$8,000 scholarship to women to obtain their professional education to be used towards tuition.