Funding Opportunities

Funding for Research at Home and Abroad

Travel Funds

Travel Awards

The Alpert Medical School has a limited pool of funds to help support students attending national and international academic conferences either to present scholarly work or to represent AMS in a leadership capacity. AMS may be able to reimburse students for reasonable (coach) travel and lodging expenses, and conference registration fees. Please understand that this funding is limited. We encourage students to budget wisely and consider cost-sharing measures, such as sharing hotel rooms, when possible. 

In order ensure the greatest amount of equity possible across a large student body, an individual student will only be eligible for two financial awards (starting FY2018) in any given fiscal year (conference date July 1 through June 30). For any given poster or oral presentation, AMS can only fund a maximum of two student presenters.

Eligible Applicants: To apply for funding, please send a copy of your abstract (if applicable), and documentation of your acceptance to the conference, to Emily Green ( All application materials must be received and the award approved prior to the start of the conference. Awards are generally up to $750 for conferences in the United States and Canada, and up to $1000 for conferences elsewhere. Each student attending a conference, even if attending as part of a student group, must submit an individual application for funding. In the case that multiple students are attending the same conference, the sharing of hotel rooms and transportation costs (such as taxis) will be expected.

Emily Green, Director, Student and Faculty Development

(401) 863-9139 /


Autism Science Foundation Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Awards

The Autism Science Foundation invites applications for its Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Awards from graduate students, medical students and postdoctoral fellows interested in pursuing careers in basic and clinical research relevant to autism spectrum disorders. The proposed training should be scientifically linked to autism but may be broadened to include training in a closely related area of scientific research. Autism Science Foundation will consider all areas of related basic and clinical research including but not limited to: human behavior across the lifespan (language, learning, behavior, communication, social function, motor skills & planning, epilepsy, sleep, repetitive disorders), neurobiology (anatomy, development, neuroimaging), pharmacology, behavioral intervention, neuropathology, genetics and gene/environment interactions, epigenetics, genomics, epigenomics, immunology, molecular and cellular mechanisms, studies employing model organisms and systems, and studies of treatment and service delivery. 

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SMSNA Research Grants

The Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA) “Scholars in Sexuality Research Grants Program” offers young investigators interested in sexuality research the opportunity to obtain funding to support their research while engaged in qualifying research in sexuality. Funding is available for graduate or medical students, residents in graduate medical education training programs, and post-doctoral/post-residency fellows. Because sexual medicine is a multi-disciplinary field and sex impacts almost every aspect of human endeavor in some way, we encourage applications from aspiring researchers representing diverse backgrounds including but not limited to urology, psychology, psychiatry, gynecology, internal medicine, geriatrics, public health, physiology, genetics, molecular biology, social work, and law. Research projects must be carried out within North America to qualify for funding.

The Barbara Rosen Endowment for the Enhancement of Humanistic Patient Care


The Barbara Rosen Endowment for the Enhancement of Humanistic Patient Care was established to enhance the experience of patients and their families receiving care at The Miriam Hospital. Proceeds from The Endowment will be used to support and recognize the research of Brown University PLME Students, Medical Students, Residents or Fellows. Supported research will take place under the supervision of a Brown University faculty member or senior Miriam Hospital administrator. Selection of the winning proposal will be made by a committee under the direction of the Chief of Medicine at the Miriam Hospital. It is expected that the proposed project will be completed by Spring 2019. The results of the investigators’ research will be presented at an annual conference at the Miriam Hospital. Please email the completed application to by October 15, 2018.