College of Veterinary Medicine

Extramural Research Opportunities for Students

NIH Sponsored Opportunities

Summer Research Training
NIH T35 Summer Research Training for Veterinary Students


Summer Internships at NIH
Summer Internship Program In Biomedical Research (SIP)


Medical Research Scholars Program
NIH Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP)

The Medical Research Scholars Program endeavors to be the premier training program for future clinician-scientists that advances health by inspiring careers in biomedical research. By engaging students in basic, clinical, or translational research investigations, a curriculum rich in didactics and professional development, and a robust mentorship and advising program, MRSP prepares its Scholars to become tomorrow’s leaders in medicine and biomedical research. This is a 1-year program.

To be eligible for this opportunity, students must meet the following criteria: be in their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year in the veterinary program they are enrolled in ; be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident ; have a strong interest in conducting basic, clinical, or translational research.

2018-2019 MRSP Flyer

2018-2019 MRSP Overview


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)

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.

Fellows will receive a $32,000 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.


Other Opportunities