External Programs- National Institutes of Health

*Important Note about External Funding*
If you are considering applying for any external funding (listed here or otherwise),
your grant proposal MUST go through the Office of Medical Student Research.
This will ensure that your grant money will be handled properly and without delay.
Contact us at mssrf@med.wayne.edu or ggilchri@med.wayne.edu


NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research


Application available mid-December through March 1.

Program Description

Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1200 laboratories/research projects located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD, and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; Phoenix, AZ; and Detroit, MI.  NOTE: the number of positions in Hamilton, Framingham, Phoenix, and Detroit is limited.


The 2017 Summer Internship Program is for students who are sixteen years of age or older by June 15, 2017. To be eligible, candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. U.S. citizens may apply if they are enrolled at least half-time in high school or an accredited college or university as undergraduate, graduate, or professional students. Students who have been accepted into an accredited college or university program may also apply. Permanent residents must be enrolled in or have been accepted into a high school or an accredited institution or higher education in the U.S. to be eligible.


NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research for Underrepresented Minority Students


Applications available and reviewed year round. Review takes about 12 weeks.

Program Description

The DSP is designed for individuals from groups underrepresented in the biomedical sciences, including racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and individuals from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds that have inhibited their ability to pursue a career in health-related research. Candidates must be American citizens or permanent residents in order to be eligible for diversity supplement support.


Principal investigators holding NIGMS research grants may request supplemental funds to improve the diversity of the biomedical research workforce by supporting and recruiting students and postdoctoral fellows from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown by the National Science Foundation to be underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis (see the most recent report on Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering Link to external Web site. The following racial and ethnic groups have been shown to be underrepresented in biomedical research: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.


NIH Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP)


Applications available October 1 through January 10.

Program Description

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP) is a comprehensive, year-long research enrichment program designed to attract the most creative, research-oriented medical, dental, and veterinary students to the NIH intramural campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Student scholars engage in a closely mentored research project that matches their research interests and career goals. The application cycle for the 2019–2020 program will be October 1, 2018 to January 11, 2019. The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities is proud to participate with other NIH Institutes and Centers in the MRSP. Our goal is to introduce the MRSP to students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and encourage them to consider biomedical research as a career. 


The 12 month program is designed for students who are U.S. citizens and permanent residents who have a strong interest in conduction basic, clinical, translational, population health research and are currently enrolled in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year at an accredited medical, dental, or veterinary program.


NIH National Cancer Institute


This page lists multiple opportunities in Cancer. Basic science, translational, clinical, and multiple specialty opportunities!


NIH Clinical Electives Program


Applications available and reviewed year-round.

Program Description

To further its mission to train the next generation of physician-scientists and clinician-investigators, the NIH Clinical Center--through the Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education--offers short term, 4- to 12-week clinically oriented rotations in the Clinical Electives Program (CEP). Domestic or international senior-level medical or dental students meeting the eligibility criteria may apply. The focus of the CEP is enhancing the training experience for highly motivated students who are strongly interested in, or committed to, research-oriented careers in academic medicine.