Deadline: March 1, 2012
The Student Summer Research Fellowship grants are awarded for research into community health and cultural competency issues to provide an opportunity for students to work directly with patients and to become more compassionate, relationship-centered physicians. Sample titles from previous research fellowships: “Prevalence of Depression in Adolescent Emergency Department,” “Identifying the Barriers to Pediatric Vaccinations Faced by a Recently Established Hispanic Population,” “Assessing the Service and Educational Impact of Medical Student-Run Health Clinics.”
The student is expected to conduct the research under the oversight and supervision of a mentor. A final report is due at the conclusion of the 10 weeks. The first half of the grant funds are sent upon Foundation acceptance of the student’s proposal and receipt of a signed grant agreement from the school. The balance is sent upon receipt of the student’s final report.
Students must submit a 2-3 page proposal outlining the research project, including:
- objectives and significance
- background and literature review with appropriate citations (citations can be provided in appendix following the 2-3 page proposal)
- research design and methodology (if IRB approval/exemption is necessary, please provide application status)
- expected level of direct patient interaction during course of the fellowship
- possibility for research to continue after student fellowship
- discussion of how this fellowship might contribute to the applicant’s understanding of the practice of humanistic medicine as well as the patient experience with illness, their health and the healthcare system.
A Cover Sheet, Mentor Form and supporting letter from the Student Affairs or Medical Education Dean must accompany all applications. The letter from the Dean of Student Affairs or Medical Education must state that: 1) the student is presently in good academic standing, 2) the school approves of the mentor and the location of the project, and, 3) the school is willing to accept and administer the grant.
If project is taking place off-site or overseas, the On-site Project Supervisor Form must be submitted.
Electronic submissions are preferred. Please email application materials to email@example.com.