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Current Opportunities

Research Opportunities

SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine encourages Medical students to participate in a variety of research opportunities. Learn more about available programs in the list shown below:

SUNY Upstate Medical University COM Summer Research Fellowship

An 8 week summer research program that takes place between years 1 and 2. Twelve fellowships are awarded to students to conduct mentored summer research on campus. 

  • The COM Summer 2019 Research Fellowship application is now closed. Please check back in Fall 2019 for the Summer 2020 application.

For additional information about awarded credits please contact the College of Medicine Curriculum Office.

2019 Medical Student Travel Scholarships

  1. SUNY Upstate Medical University Medical Alumni Scholarships
  2. SIR 2020 Medical Student Travel Scholarship 
    • Applications for the SIR 2020 Medical Student and Resident-in-training Travel Scholarship for travel to SIR 2020 in Seattle will be accepted online August 1 – October 1, 2019

SUNY Upstate Medical University Current and Ongoing Active Research Projects

Please see Plan Your Research for the current list of active projects available at Upstate

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Opportunities

  1. NIH Summer Internship Program 2019
  2. NIH Clinical Center Research Training Opportunities

Other Fellowship and Award Opportunities

Research funding may be provided to all MS yearsFor MS1, we recommend you apply to these opportunities, in addition to the SUNY Upstate 2019 COM Summer Research Fellowship.


  1. Association of American Medical Colleges Clinical and Research Opportunities
    • Database of opportunities across AAMC Medical Schools
  2. AΩA Programs
    • Various due dates and programs, see link for more details
  3. Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
    • Various due dates and programs, see link for more details about offerings