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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.

The COM Summer Research Fellowship will be announced on December 11th. Please check back on December 11th for the 2021 Application.

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

2020 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. 
    • Applications are due March 9, 2021
  3. APA Psychiatry Travel Scholarship
    • Applications are due January 31, 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, 2020 - January 8, 2021
  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 2020 COM Summer Research Fellowship.

 

  1. AΩA Programs
    • Various due dates and programs, see link for more details
    • Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship
      • Upstate has identified its candidate for the 2020 AOA Carolyn Kuckein Student Research Fellowship. Applications for the 2021 fellowship will be due internally in early January 2021.
  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 2020-2021 application
  3. Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
    • Applications are now closed, check back for 2020-2021 application
  4. American Society of Hematology
    • Applications are due Feb. 15, 2021
  5. American Academy of Neurology
    • Applications are now closed, check back for the 2020-2021 application
  6. American Urological Association Summer Medical Student Fellowships
    • Applications are due January 7, 2021
  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 2020-2021 application
  9. Crohn's and Colitis Student Research Awards
    • Applications are due March 15, 2021
  10. Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research
    • Applications are due Oct. 31, 2020
  11. Gold Foundation Student Summer Fellowships
    • Applications are now closed, check back for the 2020-2021 application
  12. Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarships
    • Applications are due April 2, 2021
  13. The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Foundation
    • Applications are now closed, check back for the 2020-2021 application
  14. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Summer Medical Student Fellowship Program
    1. Applications are due December 11, 2021
  15. Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation
    • Applications are now closed. Check back for the 2020-2021 application
  16. Psychiatry Summer Mentoring Program
    • Applications are now closed, check back for 2020-2021 application
  17. Physicians of Tomorrow Awards, AMA - includes underrepresented in Medicine opportunities
    • Applications are now closed, check back for the 2020-2021 application
  18.  The Ross Student Research Fellowship
    • Applications are now closed, check back for the 2020-2021 application
  19. Student Scholarships in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke
    • Applications are now closed. Check back for the 2020-2021 application
  20. Society for Vascular Surgery
    • Applications are due Feb. 1, 2021
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