CTSC Summer Intensive C/T Research Fellowship for Medical Students

The CTSC Summer Intensive Clinical/Translational Research Fellowship for medical students who are between the first and second year at Weill Cornell Medical College with an introduction to basic, translational, or clinical research.  The program includes a summer research project 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 CTSC grant writing course, a poster or oral presentation of the student’s project at the Fall WCM Medical Student Research Day, and a written work product (see Program Requirements below).

Applicants must be US Citizen, Non-Citizen National, or Permanent Resident. Mentors must be faculty from WCMC or one of the CTSC Partner Institution.

  • The fellowship includes a stipend for the student in the amount of $2,000. 
  • Up to 5 fellowships may be awarded per year.
  • 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 received combined total funding of more than $4,000.

Program Requirements

  • 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 the 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.

Click here for a list of current and past CTSC Summer Fellows