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 a single financial award in any given fiscal year (July 1 through June 30).

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.
Deadline: Rolling

Emily Green, Director, Student and Faculty Development

(401) 863-9139 /


2017 Pisacano Scholarship

The Pisacano Scholars Leadership Program provides educational programs, leadership training, and funding for outstanding fourth-year medical students for a four-year period.  Students must make a commitment to the specialty of family medicine.  The funding program is designed to reimburse a portion of medical school debt incurred by the student by the conclusion of the required three-year residency.  The Foundation is especially interested in students who exhibit the highest levels of skill, compassion, and leadership.  A firm and continuing commitment to the specialty of family medicine is an essential precedent for any applicant to receive a Pisacano Scholarship.

A portion of the funds will be distributed to the student during their fourth-year of medical school, and the remaining funds will be distributed over the required three-year residency. The maximum scholarship award is $28,000. Recipients are awarded up to $7,000 per year for up to four years.

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IDSA Medical Scholars Program

An important part of IDSA’s mission is to promote the subspecialty of infectious diseases by attracting the best and brightest medical students to the field. To further this goal, the IDSA Education and Research Foundation offers scholarships to 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year medical students in U.S. and Canadian medical schools with mentorship by an IDSA member or fellow. It is the responsibility of IDSA members and fellows to identify and solicit interested students. New to this year a mentor can only support one application.

Each scholarship recipient will receive $2,000: $1,500 to be disbursed in April/May, with the remaining $500 awarded at the conclusion of the project and submission of a final report to IDSA.  Recipients are also given complimentary IDSA membership. 

Deadline: February 10, 2017
Innovation in Interprofessional Education and Practice in RI

The Rhode Island Collaborative for Interprofessional Education and Practice (RI-IPE) is a consortium which includes representatives from The University of Rhode Island (College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing, and Department of Physical Therapy); Rhode Island College (School of Nursing and School of Social Work); and Brown University (The Warren Alpert Medical School). This Collaborative was initiated by funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and continues through grants and generous donors.  The Collaborative facilitates and supports interprofessional healthcare education (IPE) and practice through collaboration with community partners within the state of Rhode Island.  The mission is:  To achieve excellence in team-based health care by promoting interprofessional education and practice in Rhode Island. This funding opportunity will support efforts to enhance interprofessional education and practice of Rhode Island health professional students, faculty, and clinical and community partners through innovative interprofessional projects. Projects must be comprised of teams representing at least two disciplines (medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, or social work) that include faculty, students, and/or clinical or community healthcare providers with an implementation date between May 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018.

For questions or more information, please contact RI-IPE coordinator, Wendy Doremus at

Petersen Educational Enhancement Fund

The Petersen Educational Enhancement Fund aims to support innovative service or research initiatives designed to have a positive impact on individuals, families, and communities. These projects may positively serve a community by, for example, generating insights into barriers to quality health care or devising a solution to a recognized problem. The Fund encourages students to undertake projects in the United States or abroad that not only will foster their own development and enrich their educational experience but, just as importantly, will enable them to give back to the community at large. Such socially relevant projects embody The Warren Alpert Medical School’s mission of producing physicians and scientists who view medicine as a human service profession, as well as its tradition of student activism.  In addition to supporting larger projects, smaller amounts will be available to supplement projects that are in keeping with the goals of the Fund. Upon completion of projects, recipients are expected to share results and insights with peers and colleagues via a presentation, publication or other means, thereby making a concrete contribution to the Warren Alpert Medical School community.

Please contact Zoila Quezada in the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs for more information and an application.

Deadline: January 23, 2017
Summer@Brown Program

The Summer@Brown Program is a highly successful Pre-College program that welcomes over 5,000 high school students to campus in the summer and offers a catalog of over 250-course offerings for these students. “Hands-On Medicine: A week in the life of a Medical Student” is a course created by two Medical Students – Dilum Aluthge and Noah Lubin – and is taught by a series of 1st year and 3rd year students.  The Hands-On Medicine course is designed to be co-taught and includes time in the classroom, anatomy lab and clinical suites.  The one-week course runs Monday - Friday for three hours and the expectation is that students continue their learning with up to three hours of additional work outside of class.  The Pre-College courses are academically rigorous, not graded and non-credit for the Pre-College students.  Students are enrolling in these courses due to interest and aptitude.  In 2017, the one-week courses will begin on June 19th and run through August 4th. There are six one-week sessions in all.  The courses are well compensated and details can be provided upon request. In addition to recruiting students to teach the Hands-On Medicine course, there is also a need for anyone who is interested in designing a new course for either Summer@Brown or the STEM I or II programs.  Courses can range from one to three-weeks long for these programs.  To help you learn more about our programs and the opportunities that are available, there will be an informational session on November 1st, from 11:45 – 1:00 PM in Case Study Room 280. For more information, please contact Abbey Aevazelis 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