WEILL CORNELL CLINICAL & TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE CENTER
SUMMER INTENSIVE FELLOWSHIPS IN CLINICAL & TRANSLATIONAL
RESEARCH FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS
APPLICATIONS DUE BY 5PM ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017
Applications must comply with eligibility and submission requirements
Missing or incomplete documents or information will disqualify your application for review
The CTSC Summer Intensive in Clinical/Translational Research Fellowship for Medical Students is an 8-week continuous, full-time program that provides medical students who are between the first and second year of medical school with an introduction to basic, translational, or clinical research. The program includes a summer research project conducted within the June to August timeframe, under the mentorship of a CTSC faculty member, attendance at weekly research seminars in the department that the student is conducting research, completion of a 2-day CTSC research grant writing workshop, a poster or oral presentation of the student's project at the Fall 2017 WCM Medical Student Research Day and a written work product (see Program Requirements below). The student's participation in this program may qualify for 4 weeks elective credit.
The fellowship includes a stipend for the student in the amount of $2,000. Up to 5 fellowships may be awarded. The CTSC fellowship may be combined with Federal Work Study funds, however, the student may not hold equivalent, concurrent funding support for the designated research project (e.g. federal or non-federal fellowships and awards), nor may student receive combined total funding of more than $4,000.
Students who are between the first and second year at Weill Cornell Medical College are eligible to apply. Applicants must be US Citizen, Non-Citizen National, or Permanent Resident. Mentors must be faculty from WCM or one of the CTSC Partner Institutions.
- 8 weeks continuous, full-time program. Research conducted within the June-August time window and may not be conducted while Medical School classes are in session (with the exception of participating in the CTSC Research Grant Writing course which usually occurs in May).
- Award recipients are required to present their research as an oral or poster presentation at Fall 2017 WCMC Medical Student Research Day.
- Scholarly Report: A report describing activities and accomplishments during the fellowship is to be submitted, using the Final Approval Form, by Medical Student Research Day.
To apply for the program, eligible students should first contact a faculty member who has a research project in their field of interest to serve as a mentor. The student and the faculty mentor should work together to complete and submit the application in the Electronic Protocol Authoring and Review (ePAR) system. The deadline for application is Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
The applicant should note that the director of the sponsoring laboratory is responsible for identifying and obtaining all required reviews and approvals prior to initiation of the applicant's participation in research. This includes oversight committee review (e.g., IRB, IACUC, IBC, RSC, ESCRO), permits (e.g., radioactive materials, select agents, controlled substances, import/export), safety or hazard training and/or registration.
The CTSC Summer Fellowship support can be supplemented by Federal Work Study. The CTSC Fellowship requires that students commit full-time to the research and training program for 8 continuous weeks for which they receive the fellowship support. Students should not have other major time commitments during this period. Please speak to Dr. Anthony Brown and My Linh Novotny should you have any questions.
A committee comprised of members of the CTSC administrative staff, WCMC faculty and the WCMC Director of Medical Student Research will review applications. Applications will be assessed with respect to the potential to provide medical students with a meaningful mentored research experience. Funding decisions will be announced by March 2017.
CLICK HERE TO INITIATE YOUR APPLICATION
To complete your application please login to the Electronic Protocol Authoring and Review System (ePAR) and refer to the Application Instructions and checklist
CTSC SUMMER FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Questions? Email My Linh Novotny at CTSC-Education@med.cornell.edu
For a printable PDF of the RFA Click here