The research fellowship program supports original student research under the direct supervision of an MU School of Medicine faculty member. Students receive stipends while working for 8-10 weeks on-site on projects proposed by faculty members. Rising M2s at the University of Missouri School of Medicine are eligible for the program. The Office of Research provides funding of $3,000 for each summer research fellow. Each research fellow will be required to complete IRB training and EHS training, and to attend a series of weekly seminars. Each fellow also will be required to present a poster at the annual Health Sciences Research Day in November.

Please note that if IRB approval is required for a project, the IRB determination letter must be uploaded at the time of application to the fellowship.

Applications are no longer being accepted at this time. 

Project Opportunities & Application

The Research Council solicits research project descriptions from faculty members and distributes them to students near the end of the fall semester. Students pursue projects of interest by directly contacting the appropriate faculty member to discuss project details and student qualifications.

Students, view available research opportunities. (Login required)

Faculty, add new projects to the database. (Login required)

Fellowship Award Considerations

When considering fellowship awards, the Research Council evaluates the potential impact of the research experience on the student’s medical education. During the project, the student and sponsor each will submit reports summarizing the scientific and educational progress made with fellowship support.