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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
Medical Student Travel Scholarships
SUNY Upstate Medical University Scholarships and Grants
SUNY Upstate Medical University Current and Ongoing Active Research Projects
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Opportunities
Other Fellowship and Award Opportunities

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.

Please check back in December for the 2022 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
    • The 2022 application cycle will commence on November 1, 2021.


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 admiss@upstate.edu


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 wil lbe open mid-November through March 1
  2. Medical Research Scholars Program
    • Applications will be accepted October 1, 2021-January 8, 2022
  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

    • Applications are now closed, check back for the next application cycle
  3. Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
    • Pediatric onocology investigation opportunities, check back for the next application cycle.
  4. American Society of Hematology
    • Check back for the next application cycle
  5. American Academy of Neurology
    • Applications are now closed, check back for the next application
  6. American Urological Association Summer Medical Student Fellowships
    • Check back in the fall for the next application cycle
  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
    • Applications are now closed, check back for the next application cycle
  9. Crohn's and Colitis Student Research Awards
    • Check back for next application cycle
  10. Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research
    • Applications will open on December 
  11. Gold Foundation Student Summer Fellowships
    • Applications are now closed, check back for the next application cycle
  12. Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarships
    • Applications are due April 1, 2022
  13. The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Foundation
    • Multiple opportunites 
  14. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Summer Medical Student Fellowship Program
    • 2022 application cycle has been delayed, check back in December
  15. Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation
    • Applications will open November 1, 2021
  16. Psychiatry Summer Mentoring Program
    • Applications will open November 1, 2021
  17. Physicians of Tomorrow Awards, AMA - includes underrepresented in Medicine opportunities
    • Multiple opportunities now open
  18.  The Ross Student Research Fellowship
    • Applications are closed, check back for the next application cycle
  19. Student Scholarships in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke
    • Applications are now closed. Check back for the next application cycle
  20. Society for Vascular Surgery
    • Applications are due Feb. 1, applications available in the fall
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