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Extramural Research Opportunities for Students

External Research Opportunities for Students

NIH Sponsored Opportunities

NIH Medical Research Scholars Program

NIH T35 Summer Research Training for Veterinary Students

Summer Internships at NIH

Summer Internship and Externship Opportunities for Veterinary Students

Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research For Veterinary Medical Students

NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research

NIH Summer Internships in Pathology

NIH T32 and T35 Training Grants for Veterinary Students
Participating Institutions

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Research training opportunities for veterinary students at CDC
The Epidemiology Elective Program for Senior Medical and Veterinary Students


Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

For 1st and 2nd Year Students:
HHMI Summer Medical Fellows Program will support up to 20 students working in HHMI laboratories for 8-10 weeks. Students must be in good standing at a medical, dental, or veterinary school located in the U.S. Those who are enrolled in a combined professional degree/Ph.D. program or who have already received a one-year award from any year-out research training program are not eligible to apply. The program is primarily aimed at those students who wish to explore the summer research experience with the intent of applying for the year-long program. For the 2015 summer program, students will receive a stipend of $5,000 for 10 weeks ($500/week for less than 10 weeks) and up to $1,000 for roundtrip relocation costs. The Competition System opens on November 3, 2014 and the application deadline is February 16, 2015.

For further information, visit: www.hhmi.org/medfellowships or e-mail medfellows@hhmi.org.

For 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Year Students:
1) HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program enables medical, dental, and veterinary students at schools located in the U.S. to spend a year conducting basic, translational, or applied biomedical research at any academic or nonprofit research institution in the United States, except federal government agencies. HHMI will award 60 fellowships in 2015. Note: students applying to the program in their 4th year must defer graduation as those who have already received their professional degree are not eligible to participate.

Additional Medical Fellows conducting research in the following areas may be supported by organizations partnering with HHMI:

For the 2015-2016 program year, Fellows will receive a $30,000 stipend; a $5,500 fellow’s allowance for health, dental and vision insurance and some education-related expenses; and a $5,500 research allowance for research-related enrichment activities and some research costs. The Competition System is now open and the application deadline is January 12, 2015.

2) The Medical Research Fellows Program at Janelia offers students with an interest in neuronal networking and/or imaging at the cellular and molecular level an intense year-long research training experience, living and working at HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus, a world-class research center in the Washington, D.C., area. Students must submit a prescreening application by November 3, 2014 and comply with specific eligibility and application requirements.

3) The Medical Research Fellows Program at K-RITH is targeted to students interested in conducting research in HIV, TB, or co-infection in a state-of-the-art research institute at the heart of the TB and HIV epidemics in Durban, South Africa. Students must submit a prescreening application by November 3, 2014 and comply with specific eligibility and application requirements.


Other Opportunities

U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC) Summer Research Internship Program

Cornell University Leadership Program for Veterinary Students

Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Disease Fellowship Program

Student and Summer Employment Opportunities – USDA, Agriculture Research Services

Harvard Medical School, Summer Program for Veterinary Students at the New England Primate Research Center

Havemeyer Foundation Equine Fellowship

University of Michigan Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM): Programs for Veterinarians and Veterinary Students

Summer Fellowships in Lab Animal Medicine in the US

American Society of Laboratory Animal Medicine Preceptorships

Tulane National Primate Research Center