One Year Research Fellowships

One Year National, International and Global Health Research Fellowship Opportunities

One-year Funded Research Fellowships [FB1] are available and can provide a more extensive research experience. Many of these one-year funded research training programs are available through national and international sponsors and through our Alumni Association as listed below. These prestigious year-off research opportunities are pursued by some students between their second and third or third and fourth years of school. Appropriate communication and planning with the College of Medicine and the Medical Student Research Team is required. Starting early is essential as the due dates for applications of submission to SUNY Downstate One-Year Alumni Fellowship or to the many other opportunities listed below vary significantly (e.g., from August to April the year before.

One-year National and International Research Training

The SUNY Downstate Alumni Association One Year Fellowship

The Alumni Association of SUNY-Downstate Medical College offers funds to support one or more medical students who are planning a year of full-time research during the academic year. Student applicants must have completed at least one year of matriculation by July 1. Priority is given to projects that are planned to occur at SUNY-Downstate or an affiliate, but all applications will be carefully reviewed.

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SUNY Downstate Medical Center & Mount Sinai Medical Center - Medical Student Dermatology Clinical Research Fellowship

A paid 1-year fellowship that focuses on non-invasive imaging with reflectance confocal microscopy and optical coherence tomography in addition to clinical trials. Fellows will see study patients as well as clinical trial patients.

2020-2021 Dermatology Research Fellowship for Medical Students | Student Doctor Network

American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship

To help students initiate careers as scientists, physician-scientists or other clinician-scientists, or related careers aimed at improving global cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and brain health.

AHA Predoctoral Fellowship - Professional Heart Daily | American Heart Association

Howard Hughes Medical Institute at an Academic or Non-Profit Research Institution

Encourage development of future medical-scientists by providing a year of full-time, mentored laboratory research training to medical students with interest in and commitment to biomedical research.

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute Year Long Medical Research Fellows Program at Janelia or K-RITH (Durban, South Africa)

HHMI international opportunity

Janelia Research Campus

NIH Medical Research Scholars Program

MRSP is a year-long residential research immersion program for medical, dental and veterinary students seeking careers as clinician-scientists.

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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Medical Student Research Training Supplement

NIDDK is to conduct and support medical research and research training and to disseminate science-based information on diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases, nutritional disorders, and obesity; and kidney, urologic, and hematologic diseases, to improve people’s health and quality of life.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) | National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Fellowships in Environmental Medicine for Medical Students

A one-year research fellowship for medical students to train at NIEHS. The trainees will work full time in a research group for one year, beginning in late summer/early fall. 

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Research to Prevent Blindness Medical Student Fellowship

The RPB Medical Student Fellowship (MSF) encourages gifted medical school students to consider careers in eye research and allows them to take one year off from their studies to participate in a research project at an RPB-supported department of ophthalmology.

RPB Medical Student Eye Research Fellowship | ProFellow

Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation Fellowship Program

The Sarnoff Fellowship Program offers research opportunities for outstanding medical students to explore medical careers in cardiovascular research.

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HVTN Research and Mentorship Program (RAMP) Scholar Program (for African American and Hispanic students)

The HIV Vaccine Trials Network, in collaboration with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health is investing in the next generation of HIV prevention researchers by providing African American and Latinx medical students with opportunities for independent research with structured mentoring, funding, training, and professional development activities.

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CDC Experience in Applied Epidemiology

CDC has many diverse fellowship, internship, training, and volunteer opportunities for students. Many opportunities provide invaluable experience and potentially offer clear cut paths to exciting careers with CDC.

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One-year global health research training

Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars (replaces Fogarty-Ellison)

Program supports U.S. university consortia to provide collaborative, mentored global health research training opportunities in low- and middle-income countries. Medical students from the U.S. or from low- and middle-income countries apply through the consortia below for placement at an low- and middle-income countries institution for 12 months.

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Apply through one of 5 centers:

Fulbright-Fogarty Fellows and Scholars in Public Health

Fogarty is partnered with the Fulbright Program (i.e., flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government) and promotes the expansion of research in public health and clinical research in resource-limited settings for students.

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Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship (ICRF)

ICRF program provides fellowships for U.S.-based medical students to take a year out from school to conduct mentored clinical research in developing countries. The program was designed to support this blending of skills by giving medical students an outstanding clinical research experience in global health while they are in the midst of developing their medical proficiency.

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Doris Duke Fellowships

Apply from here International Clinical Research Fellowship | Encourage and Develop Clinical Research Careers | Doris Duke Charitable Foundation ( ) through one of 6 centers:

USA to Australia Fellowship Program from the ProFellow American Australian Association (AAA)

The AAA awards Fellowships each year for US scholars undertaking advanced research or study in Australia.

USA to Australia Fellowship Program | ProFellow

Luce Scholars Program

This nationally competitive fellowship program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia, unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia. Applications are made through 75 undergraduate colleges (listed here)

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South American Program in HIV Prevention Research (SAPHIR)

The SAPHIR training program of HIV prevention research in Latin America is for pre-physician researchers from the U.S. Each trainee is paired with mentors to focus on a specific area of research while receiving educational overview of HIV prevention (didactic program).

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National Institute of Health (NIH) Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program

An accelerated, individualized research training program for science students committed to biomedical research careers. Students perform research with courses students choose to take in relationship to their own interests.

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Fulbright-Fogarty Awards in Public Health

Fellowships in Public Health are offered in partnership between the Fulbright Program and the Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. These awards were established to promote the expansion of research in public health and clinical research in resource-limited settings.

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