External Funding Opportunities

Office of Sponsored Programs
From identifying funding sources to accepting awards, UNE's Office of Sponsored Programs works with faculty to support research.

AOA Research Training Grants
AOA has identified five research priorities it believes have the greatest potential to impact patient care and evidence-based medicine. Programs are designed as a mechanism for supporting the research training of the applicant and will enable the applicant to conduct a basic science, clinical, or health services research project that will make a significant contribution to osteopathic medicine. Additionally, these programs seek to encourage physicians in training and medical students to contribute to osteopathic research throughout their career. Application requests for the Osteopathic Medical Students Research Program is from November to January with deadline on January 31. Check the AOA website for details.

AAMC Research and Training Opportunities
Research and training opportunities available for current medical students such as the NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research working side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. Application deadlines vary, please visit the AAMC website for details.

American Heart Association Founders Affiliate Offers a Research Program for Medical Students
The purpose of this grant is to encourage medical students to consider a career in cardiovascular research. The need for new researchers in the health sciences, from basic science to human behaviors, is critical.  Available to eligible applicants in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont, this program is designed to provide students at the crossroads of career choices an opportunity to experience research first hand with an established investigator. For program description and application details, please see the AHA Founders Affiliate website for the application details.

American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) offers a variety of grants, scholarships, and awards for osteopathic medical students. You can access application deadlines and a complete list of AOF STudent Grants, Scholarships, and Awards on the AOF website.

Arnold P. Gold Foundation Student Summer Fellowship Program
The Student Summer Fellowship program offers opportunities for medical students to complete a research or service project related to community health. Please check the foundation's website for the application deadline.

Fight for Sight (FFS)
FFS was founded to encourage and fund research in ophthalmology, vision, and related sciences. The goal of FFS is to facilitate research in detection, understanding, prevention, treatment, and cures of visual disorders, especially those diseases leading to impaired sight or blindness. Application for Summer Student Award is typicallyd due mid-February; please check the FFS website for details.

Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research Student Fellowship Programs
FAER’s Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowships program provides funding to support medical students over a summer focusing on anesthesiology research, training in scientific methods and techniques, and learning how to incorporate research into a medical career. Please see the foundation's website for the application details which vary for the host department and students.

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Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program
Sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the MSTAR Program provides medical students with an enriching experience in aging-related research and geriatrics, under the mentorship of top experts in the field. It introduces students to research and academic experiences early in their training that they might not otherwise have during medical school. Updated application materials become available each fall with a January application deadline.

NIH Loan Repayment Programs
The NIH Loan Repayment Programs are a set of programs established by Congress and designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers.

NIH Medical Research Scholars Program
The Medical Research Scholars Program is a comprehensive, year-long research enrichment program designed to attract the most creative, research-oriented medical, dental, and veterinary students to the intramural campus of the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland.

NIH Research Training and Career Development (RTCD) Individual Fellowships
The goal of RTCD fellowships is to provide institutional research training opportunities (including international) to trainees at the undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels.

Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation Fellowship Program
The Sarnoff Fellowship Program offers medical students enrolled in accredited U.S. medical schools the opportunity to spend a year conducting intensive work in a biomedical research facility in the United States, other than the medical school in which they are enrolled. Sarnoff seeks individuals with demonstrated intellectual and academic achievement, as well as leadership ability. Although applicants may have prior research experience, applications are also encouraged from students without extensive prior research experience. Applications are encouraged from second and third year medical students. Fourth year medical students are required to submit an official letter from their medical schools granting graduation deferment.

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States.