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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. This year, twelve fellowships will be awarded to students to conduct mentored summer research on campus.

The current fellowship application deadline is Friday, February 2, 2023.

2023-24 Summer Fellowship Application

For additional information about awarded credits please contact the Undergraduate Medical Education Office.

Medical Student Travel Scholarships

  1. SUNY Upstate Medical University Medical Alumni Scholarships
  2. CAP Foundation Medical Student Travel Award
    The Medical Student Travel Award is intended to encourage and support medical students showing a strong interest in the specialty of pathology as a career choice. 
    • Next application cycle TBA
  3. APA Psychiatry Travel Scholarship
  4. Other ORMS Travel Reimbursement Funds

SUNY Upstate Medical University Scholarships and Grants

SUNY Upstate Medical University is pleased to offer a number of internal scholarships and grants to enrolled students. You will also find an up-to-date table of outside scholarship opportunities.

Should you have any questions about scholarship and grant opportunity, please contact the Admissions and Financial Aid Office at (315) 464-4570 or [email protected]

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. Summer Internships
    • Applications will be open mid-November through March 1
  2. Medical Research Scholars Program
  3. Clinical Electives
    • While there is no deadline, and applicants are accepted on a continuous basis, we advise students to apply as soon as possible. We advise international students to apply a minimum of 6 months prior to the desired elective start date and national students to apply a minimum of 3 months prior to the desired elective start date.

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 COM Summer Research Fellowship.

  1. AΩA Programs
  2. AACAP Summer Medical Student Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, supported by AACAP's Endowment Fund

  3. Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
    • Pediatric onocology investigation opportunities
  4. American Society of Hematology
  5. American Academy of Neurology
  6. American Urological Association Summer Medical Student Fellowships
  7. Association of American Medical Colleges Clinical and Research Opportunities
    • Database of opportunities across AAMC Medical Schools
  8. Chinese American Medical Society, Summer Research Fellowship
  9. Crohn's and Colitis Student Research Awards
  10. Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research
  11. Gold Foundation Student Summer Fellowships
  12. Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarships
  13. The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Foundation
  14. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Summer Medical Student Fellowship Program
  15. Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation
  16. Psychiatry Summer Mentoring Program
  17. Physicians of Tomorrow Awards, AMA - includes underrepresented in Medicine opportunities
  18.  The Ross Student Research Fellowship
  19. Student Scholarships in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke
  20. Society for Vascular Surgery
  21. Medical and Healthcare Scholarships