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  • MSRP Summer Student Research Fellowship 2016

    Return completed application, including personal statement to the Office of Sponsored Programs ( by Monday, February 15, 2016. If you need assistance, please contact Margie West at

    Student Application

    Mentor List (Suggested, not exclusive)

    This student application has been formatted to allow you to complete and print, it may or may not allow you the option to save your application.  If you have any difficulties with the application, please contact Margie West at  You can also reach the Office of Sponsored Programs by dialing 5-5000. Anyone that is having difficulty completing the application may come to the Office of Sponsored Programs and complete it on one of our computers. We do have access to Adobe X.

    I. Purpose:

    • To improve opportunities for medical students to pursue clinical, behavioral, or basic research.

    II. Scope of Program:

    • Approximately 20 awards will be made, depending on available funds. Students will receive a $3500 stipend for participation in the 10 week summer program.

    III. Selection Criteria:

    • The medical student is enrolled at UMC and has just completed the M1 year.
    • The medical student is in good academic standing.
    • The medical student submits an application, which demonstrates his/her interest, aptitude, and commitment for research. This will be reflected in a personal statement and may include prior research performed as an undergraduate student.
    • The quality of the proposal will be judged by a committee of faculty scientists. Preference will be given to hypothesis-driven research in behavioral, clinical, or basic science areas. IACUC or IRB approvals need to be in place prior to the summer. The student will also provide a statement of his/her career plans and motivation for the research.
    • Mentor qualifications: Faculty members of the school of medicine will be eligible as mentors. Mentor support (financial, time to supervise and teach the student, lab/office/computer space) and previous track record with students/trainees will be included in the evaluation. Further criteria for judging the mentor will be the number of papers published within the last 5 years, the number of papers and abstracts published with trainees or students, grant support of the mentor. There will be a limit of 2 students for each mentor per summer.