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National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarships

Apr 23
The National Health Service Corps Scholarship (NHSC) Program accepts applications once a year from students who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment at an accredited health professions training program in an eligible primary care discipline: medicine (MD or DO), dentistry, family nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife or physician assistant. You can apply before your first year or after you have finished one or more years of school.

Nurse Corps Scholarships

Apr 30
Nurse Corps Scholarship Program enables students accepted or enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate nursing programs, including RN to BSN Bridge Program to receive funding for tuition, fees and other educational costs in exchange for working at an eligible Critical Shortage Facility upon graduation. Upon graduation, Nurse Corps Scholarship recipients work at these facilities for at least 2 years, earning the same competitive salary and benefits as any new hire.
Study Abroad College & Graduate School High School Seniors Biomedical Internships
Hispanics, Latinos Nationally Coveted Teachers Internships & Summer Jobs
Minorities Engineers & Computer Sci. Medical School Ethnic Groups & Studies
Minority Health High School Students Public Health Library Studies & History
Women Biology & Environmental Sci. Cancer Research Media Communications
African Americans Physical Sciences & Math Nurses Free Scholarships
Native Americans Social Sciences Arts & Humanities Updates

Tylenol® Future Care Scholarships

Tylenol® Future Care Scholarships -

Jul 30
Scholarships for a graduate student or a college senior who will be enrolling in graduate school in Medical School, Nursing, or Pharmacy. Scholarships will be awarded to students and practitioners who are seeking a degree to actively treat patients. Students must have completed at least one year of undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational-technical school.

National Research Council (NRC) — Research Associateship Programs

Postdoctoral Research Associateship Programs for Scientists and Engineers Tenable at U.S. Laboratories and NASA Research Centers

Nov 1
Feb 1
May 1
Aug 1
The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.

NYU Long Island School of Medicine


Full-Tuition Scholarships

Nov 1
NYU Long Island School of Medicine offers full-tuition scholarships for three years to all matriculated students who maintain satisfactory academic progress and professionalism standards, regardless of merit or financial need.
May 21
The National Health Service Corps recruits primary care medical, dental and behavioral and mental health clinicians who are dedicated to providing care to the Nation's underserved people. In return, they can reduce or eliminate their health professions student debt by providing care at a National Health Service Corps-approved site.

U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) — Loans & Scholarships


National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program

Grass Foundation

Grass Fellowships in Neurobiology

Dec 5
Applicants may be in the late stages of predoctoral training or postdoctoral researchers. Supported approaches include neurophysiology, biophysics, integrative neurobiology, neuroethology, neuroanatomy, neuropharmacology, systems neuroscience, cellular and developmental neurobiology, and computational approaches to neural systems. The Foundation also has a longstanding interest in epilepsy-related research.

Center for Reintegration — Scholarship Information

Baer Reintegration Scholarships for People with Schizophrenia and Related Schizophrenia-Spectrum Disorders

Jan 15
To be eligible for consideration for the scholarship, applicants must be with diagnosed with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, be currently receiving medical treatment for the disease, including medications and psychiatric follow-up, and be actively involved in rehabilitative or reintegrative efforts, such as clubhouse membership, part-time work, volunteer efforts or school enrollment. Eligible programs include: high school equivalency programs, trade or vocational school, or certificate programs, associate's degree, bachelor's degree, or graduate degree.

U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) — Training Programs in the Biomedical Sciences


Medical Research Scholars Program

Jan 10
The 12 month program is designed for students who are U.S. citizens and permanent residents who have a strong interest in conduction basic, clinical, translational, population health research and are currently enrolled in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year at an accredited medical, dental, or veterinary program.

Biomedical Engineering Summer Internships (BESIP)

Feb 9
This internship program is for undergraduate biomedical engineering students who have completed their junior year of college. This ten-week program will allow rising senior biomedical engineering students to participate in cutting-edge biomedical research projects under the mentorship of world-class scientists in NIH laboratories.

Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (SIP)

Mar 1
The Summer Internship Program is for students who will be sixteen years of age or older at the time they begin the program and who are currently enrolled at least half-time in high school or an accredited U.S. college or university as undergraduate, graduate, or professional students. Students who have been accepted into a college or university program may also apply.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)

Mar 17
UGSP offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation.

Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA)

The NIH Postbac IRTA program (CRTA, Cancer Research Training Award, in the National Cancer Institute) provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/pharmacy) school an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH.

Technical Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA)

The NIH Technical IRTA Program (CRTA, Cancer Research Training Award in the National Cancer Institute) is designed to produce a cadre of highly trained research support personnel. College graduates and individuals who hold a master's degree spend two years (possibly three) mastering the latest and most advanced techniques for basic and/or applied research working in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.

Clinical Electives Program for Third and Fourth-Year Medical and Dental Students

You must be enrolled in a medical or dental school and have your school's approval to participate. You must have completed all of your core courses prior to review of your application. Students participate in short-term clinical rotations and research electives designed to provide advanced training in translational and clinical research in over 30 specialties.

Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP)

The NIH Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP) allows participants to take advantage of the best of two worlds - the academic environment of a university and the breadth and depth of research at the NIH. The goal is to create a different kind of graduate experience, one that focuses on training the next generation of scientific leaders by emphasizing communication and collaboration skills, integration of information, and interdisciplinary investigation. At the NIH, graduate students work in a highly collaborative research environment with leading scientists and clinicians.

NIH Loan Repayment Programs

All eligible researchers and scientists, including women, individuals from underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply for loan repayment.

NIH Academy

The NIH Academy is a postbaccalaureate biomedical research program for recent college graduates with an interest in domestic health disparities, differences in the frequency or severity of diseases and other adverse health conditions among populations in the U.S.

Population Council — Fellowships


Biomedical Fellowships

The Population Council offers pre- and postdoctoral biomedical fellowships for advanced study in basic and translational reproductive sciences and HIV and AIDS. Fellows train in the laboratories of the Council's Center for Biomedical Research located on the campus of The Rockefeller University in New York City.

U.S. Army — Education Opportunities


F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) for Students Pursuing Advanced Degrees in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Psychiatric Nursing, Optometry or Psychology

The U.S. Army can help with one of the most comprehensive scholarships available in the health care field. Qualifying students receive full tuition at any accredited medical, dental, veterinary, psychology or optometry program, plus a generous monthly stipend.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — Public Health Training Fellowships


Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS)

Jun 12
The Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) is a 2-year postgraduate program of service and training in applied epidemiology. EIS is a unique program of mentoring and on-the-job training for health professionals interested in applied epidemiology.

Epidemiology Elective Program for Senior Medical and Veterinary Students

Six to eight-week introduction to applied epidemiology.

American Dental Association — Education and Careers


Dental Scholarship for the Academy for Academic Leadership's Institute for Teaching and Learning

Mar 14
Predoctoral Dental Student and Allied Dental Student Scholarships. The ADA Foundation funds scholarships for dental student, underrepresented minority dental students and allied dental students including dental hygiene, dental assisting and dental laboratory technology.

Administration for Community Living

Mary E. Switzer Research Fellowships

May 15
The purpose of the Research Fellowships Program is to build research capacity by providing support to highly qualified individuals, including those who are individuals with disabilities, to conduct research on the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities Distinguished fellowships are awarded to individuals with doctorates or with comparable academic status who have had seven or more years of experience relevant to rehabilitation research. Merit fellowships are given to persons in earlier stages of their research careers.

Distinguished Residential Disability and Rehabilitation Policy Fellowship

May 18
Distinguished fellowships are awarded to individuals with doctorates or with comparable academic status who have had seven or more years of experience relevant to rehabilitation research. Merit fellowships are given to persons in earlier stages of their research careers.

Helen Hay Whitney Foundation


The Foundation grants financial support of sufficient duration to help further the careers of young men and women engaged in biological or medical research.

Jun 30
These postdoctoral fellowships are intended to cultivate interest in Huntington's disease research by bright young scientists. Fellowships are granted to those who possess imagination, rigor, creativity and spirit to push forward toward a cure for HD and ensure that these learning can be applied to other brain diseases.

U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps — Student Opportunities and Training

Senior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (SRCOSTEP)

Sep 30
SRCOSTEP training and extern positions are available to individuals who are enrolled as full-time students in certain health professions programs with at least 8 months of educational commitment remaining in the final year.

Junior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (JRCOSTEP)

Sep 30
JRCOSTEP training and extern positions are available to students who have completed at least 1 year of study in a master's or doctoral program or at least 2 years of study in a professionally accredited baccalaureate program in specific health disciplines and meet other program requirements.

Albert Schweitzer Fellowships


The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship - Lambaréné, Gabon

Sep 30
Third-year medical students spend three months working as Fellows at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, Gabon on clinical rotations. Medical Fellows work as junior physicians in pediatrics or medicine rotations, supervised by hospital medical staff. Public Health Fellows, students or recent graduates with significant public health training and/or experience, work with the Hospital's Community Health Outreach Program.

The U.S. Schweitzer Fellows Program

THe Schweitzer Fellows -- mostly university graduate students -- partner with community-based organizations to identify an unmet health need, design a yearlong service project with a demonstrable impact on that need, and bring that project from idea to implementation and impact -- all on top of their usual graduate school responsibilities.

Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine — Tuition and Financial Aid


Tuition Waived for First Five Classes

Oct 1
The School will waive all tuition and fees for the entering classes of 2020 through 2024. This waiver will be available for each class for their four years of enrollment. For students with demonstrated financial need, the School will be able to provide substantial grant aid to offset living expenses.

Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research — Training and Early Career Development


SPOR Graduate Studentships

The Alberta SPOR Graduate Studentship provides opportunities for Trainees to undertake health-related research with a patient-oriented approach.

Graduate Studentships in Health Innovation

Alberta Innovates supports health-related research capacity development to contribute to an innovation-driven economy in the Province.

Postgraduate Fellowships in Health Innovation

Alberta Innovates’ Postgraduate Fellowships combine research training stipends with mentorship and career development allowances to better position emerging talent for high-impact careers in Alberta’s health research and innovation (R&I) ecosystem.

Alpha One Foundation


Postdoctoral Fellowships for Studies in the Basic Science or Clinical Investigation of Alpha 1-Antitrypsin (AAT) Deficiency

Intended to provide support for postdoctoral research fellows who intend to pursue a career in AAT research. Applications will be accepted from candidates holding an M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent degrees who are interested in conducting basic science, clinical research, or ethic, legal, social issues studies related to AAT Deficiency.

American Academy of Family Physicians

Awards for Medical Students, Residents, and Medical Education Faculty

These awards recognize medical students, residents and medical education faculty who are deemed to have made exceptional advances in furthering the strategic objectives of the Academy. This program assists AAFP members and staff, as well as constituent chapters, to identify, select and recommend appropriate forms of recognition for exceptional initiatives or efforts that benefit Family Medicine.

Medical Fellowships for Family Physicians

American Optometric Foundation — Awards, Scholarships and Grants


Scholarships for Optometry Students

These scholarships support students enrolled in a full-time program of study and training in optometry.

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry — Awards and Fellowships


Pediatric dental residents and individuals in their first five years post-residency are eligible and encouraged to apply.

American Academy of Periodontology


Educational Awards

American Association of Neurological Surgeons


Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship

Fellowships will be awarded to medical students in the United States or Canada who have completed one or two years of medical school and wish to spend a summer working in a neurosurgical laboratory, mentored by a neurosurgical investigator who is a member of the AANS and will sponsor the student.

Grants and Fellowships

American College of Surgeons


Research Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards

International Guest Scholarships, ACS Traveling Fellowships, ACS Scholarships.

American Federation for Aging Research — Funding Opportunities


Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program

The 2012 MSTAR Program provides medical students with an enriching experience in aging-related research and geriatrics, under the mentorship of top experts in the field. This program introduces students to research and academic experiences early in their training that they might not otherwise have during medical school.

Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on Aging

Encourages and furthers the careers of postdoctoral fellows with outstanding promise in the basic biological and biomedical sciences relevant to understanding aging processes and age-related diseases and disabilities. The award is intended to provide significant support to permit these postdoctoral fellows to become established in the field of aging.

American Heart Association — Professional Education


Student Scholarships in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke

Eligible applicants include students in medical schools or in master's or equivalent programs in an accredited school in the United States where research training in cardiovascular disease and stroke is available. Ph.D.s and current M.D./Ph.D. students in the basic sciences committed to research careers are ineligible unless the Ph.D. was obtained previously in an area not related to the one in the proposed study.

American Lung Association — Awards & Grants


Lung Health Research Dissertation Grants

American Medical Association, Education and Research Foundation


Arthur N. Wilson, MD, Scholarships for Southeastern Alaskans

Provides a tuition assistance scholarship to a currently enrolled medical student who graduated from a high school in Southeast Alaska. This scholarship highlights the importance of supporting future physicians in rural communities.

Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarships

American Otological Society

Fellowships and Grants for the Study Otosclerosis, Meniere's Disease, and Related Disorders

American Parkinson's Disease Association

Medical Students Summer Fellowships

The Summer Fellowships are designed to provide a stipend to enable medical students to perform supervised laboratory or clinical research designed to clarify our understanding of Parkinson's disease, its nature, manifestations, etiology or treatment. It is hoped this experience will stimulate a student's interest in future research in the field of Parkinson's disease and related disorders.

American Pharmaceutical Association


Awards and Scholarships

American Philosophical Society — Fellowships and Grants


Daland Fellowships in Clinical Investigation

American Psychiatric Association


Resident Fellowships

American Urogynecologic Society


Fellowship Programs

American Veterinary Medical Foundation


Congressional Science Fellowships

Feb 6
AVMA Fellows serve for one year in Washington D.C. as scientific advisors to members of Congress.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund — Grant Programs


Career Awards at the Scientific Interface

Career Awards at the Scientific Interface provide $500,000 to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of faculty service. These awards are intended to foster the early career development of researchers who have transitioned or are transitioning from undergraduate and/or graduate work in the physical/mathematical/computational sciences or engineering into postdoctoral work in the biological sciences, and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research. These awards are open to U.S. and Canadian citizens or permanent residents as well as to U.S. temporary residents.

Career Awards for Medical Scientists

Five-year awards for physician-scientists to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service. Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease-oriented, or translational research.

Cooley's Anemia Foundation


Medical Fellowships

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America — Research Grants & Fellowships


Career Development Awards

Career Development Awards are intended to encourage the development of individuals with research potential to help them prepare for a career of independent basic and/or clinical investigation in the area of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

Research Fellowship Awards

Research Fellowship Awards are intended to encourage the development of individuals with research potential to help them prepare for a career of independent basic and/or clinical investigation in the area of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Student Research Fellowship Awards

This program offers financial support for students to spend time performing research on topics relevant to Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) for a minimum of 10 weeks. CCFA hopes to stimulate research interest in the areas of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation


Clinical Fellowships (1st and 2nd Year)


Clinical Fellowships (3rd and 4th Year)


Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Dystonia Medical Research Foundation


Clinical Fellowship Training Program

These fellowships are in preparation for a clinical career in movement disorders with a special competence in the evaluation and treatment of dystonia. The training program should focus on critical aspects of dystonia including: clinical diagnosis and evaluation, ongoing patient care and management, pharmacotherapy with a special emphasis on neurotoxin therapy, and neurosurgical interventions, such as deep brain stimulation.

Epilepsy Foundation — Grant and Fellowship Opportunities


Predoctoral Research Training Fellowships Related to Epilepsy

Graduate students must be matriculating in a full-time doctoral (Ph.D.) program with an academic career focus. Areas of interest considered include, but are not limited to neuroscience, physiology, pharmacology, psychology, biochemistry, genetics, nursing, or pharmacy may apply.

Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowships Related to Epilepsy

Areas of interest considered include, but are not limited to neuroscience, physiology, pharmacology, psychology, biochemistry, genetics, nursing, or pharmacy.

Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) — Programs


Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship Program

The Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship program encourages talented medical students to consider careers in academic anesthesiology. Medical students participate in research projects and clinical anesthesia in academic departments across the country through the eight-week summer program.

Heart Rhythm Society


Fellowship Opportunities in Cardiac Electrophysiology

Full-year Research Fellowships for individuals interested in clinical and basic research relating to the latest advances in electrophysiology. Must have an MD, PhD, DO, DVM, or equivalent degree by June in the year of award activation. May not be enrolled in a graduate or medical school by June in the year of award activation. May not have completed three cumulative years of postmedical school or graduate school research. Sponsor must be a member of the Heart Rhythm Society by activation of award.

Hereditary Disease Foundation


Postdoctoral Fellowships

Feb 1
These postdoctoral fellowships are intended to cultivate interest in Huntington's disease research by bright young scientists. Fellowships are granted to those who possess imagination, rigor, creativity and spirit to push forward toward a cure for HD and ensure that these learning can be applied to other brain diseases.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute — Opportunities for Individuals


Medical Research Fellows - Year Long Program

As a medical, dental, or veterinary student, you are in a unique position to advance biomedical research and translate findings from the lab into the treatment of disease. HHMI's Medical Fellows Program gives you a chance to focus on a research project full-time and determine how you can incorporate research into your professional career.

Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)


Cross-Disciplinary and Long-Term Postdoctoral Fellowships in Brain Functions and Molecular Approaches to Biological Functions

Huntington's Disease Society of America

The Donald A. King Summer Research Fellowship

Application is open to matriculated undergraduate life sciences students, pre-medical students, and first-year medical students who are currently attending accredited institutions in the United States. The students will conduct full-time research, under the direction of a mentor, investigating a subject relevant to Huntington's disease. Applications must be accompanied by a letter of support from the mentor who oversees the laboratory where the research will be performed. The duration of each project shall be at least 10 weeks.

Immune Deficiency Foundation

Academic Scholarships

The program is open to patients with a primary immunodeficiency as classified by the World Health Organization and is intended for undergraduate students attending or entering college or a technical training school or for undergraduate or graduate students living with Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (WAS).

International Foundation for Ethical Research


Graduate Fellowships in Animal Welfare

LAM Foundation


Postdoctoral Fellowships in Lymphangioleiomyomatosis

Mayo Clinic and Foundation for Medical Education and Research


Residencies and Fellowships


Grants and Medical Scholarships

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Foundation


HIVMA Clinical Fellowship Program

The HIVMA Clinical Fellowship Program provides (2) two newly trained physicians with long-term goals of working with HIV patients in communities of color with the funds needed to complete a year-long HIV clinical program. Fellows are paired with an HIVMA member mentor and will manage the care of at least 30 patients with HIV over the course of the year-long program. Grants are made to the institution to support a stipend of $60,000 plus additional funding to cover fringe benefits for one year. Malpractice insurance is not covered by this grant. An additional $10,000 is paid to the institution to offset administrative costs and to provide for additional educational opportunities.

National Hemophilia Foundation - — Training Grants and Fellowships


Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Hemophilia

National Multiple Sclerosis Society — Training Grants and Fellowships


Postdoctoral Fellowships


Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowships


Physician Fellowships for Training in MS Clinical Trials


Junior Faculty Awards

New Mexico Higher Education Department


New Mexico Medical Loans-for-Service

The purpose of the Medical Loan-For-Service is to increase the number of physicians in the state which have experienced shortages of health professional by making educational loans to students entering medical school. As a condition of each loan, the student shall declare his/her intent to practice as a health professional in a designated shortage area within the state of New Mexico. For every year of service provided in a designated shortage area within New Mexico, a portion of the loan will be forgiven. If the entire service agreement is fulfilled, 100% of the loan is eligible for forgiveness. Penalties will be assessed if the service agreement is not satisfied.

Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation


Research Fellowships for Young Investigators

Parkinson's Disease Foundation — Information for Researchers


Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Including Neurologists

Summer Fellowships for Undergraduates and Medical Students

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Foundation


Advanced Predoctoral Fellowships in Pharmacology or Toxicology

This program provides up to two years of stipend funding to support full-time advanced students who will have completed most of their pre-thesis requirements (at least two years of study) and be engaged in thesis research as Ph.D. candidates by the time the award is activated.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Post Doctoral Fellowships provide stipend support to well-trained graduates from Ph.D. programs who seek to further develop and refine their research skills through formal postdoctoral training. These fellowships are designed for individuals engaged in a multidisciplinary research training program that will create or extend their credentials.

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

Research Grants and Fellowships

Sarnoff Endowment for Cardiovascular Science


Medical Fellowships in the Cardiovascular Sciences


Sarnoff Scholars Program

Society of Nuclear Medicine - Education and Research Foundation

Grants, Awards and Scholarships

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


Career Development Awards

Residencies & Fellowships

Study Abroad College & Graduate School High School Seniors Biomedical Internships
Hispanics, Latinos Nationally Coveted Teachers Internships & Summer Jobs
Minorities Engineers & Computer Sci. Medical School Ethnic Groups & Studies
Minority Health High School Students Public Health Library Studies & History
Women Biology & Environmental Sci. Cancer Research Media Communications
African Americans Physical Sciences & Math Nurses Free Scholarships
Native Americans Social Sciences Arts & Humanities Updates

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