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Research and Funding Opportunities for Students

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IDSA recognizes the importance of gaining research experience early in students' educational careers. The following research funding opportunities and educational experiences have been identified for students at all levels in the specialty of infectious diseases.


American Society for Microbiology Student Fellowships  
Opportunities for students, postdoctoral fellows, and early and mid-career scientists interested in fellowships for conducting research and participating in activities that encourage professional growth.

Kenndy Krieger Institute James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

CDC funded nine week summer program providing educational and professional development opportunities for students from under-represented populations defined by the federal government and those interested in addressing health disparities related to infectious diseases. (Applications for Summer 2019 will open on November 1, 2018)


Doris Duke Charitable Foundations Clinical Research 
Clinical research and development opportunities for high school students and medical students.  

Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars and Fellows Program  
A one-year mentored clinical research training experience for doctoral students in the health sciences, including medical, dental and public health students

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Research Fellows Program  
The Medical Research Fellows Program supports a year of full-time biomedical research training for medical, dental, and veterinary students.

National Institutes of Health Training Programs in the Biomedical Sciences    
NIH offers many opportunities for students of all degree levels to conduct research on the NIH campus.  Programs include short-term and longer commitments for college, post-bac, graduate and post-doctoral level scholars.  The programs for medical and dental students include the NIH Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP), the HHMI-NIH Research Scholars Program and the NIH Clinical Electives Program.


National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Fellowship Grants  
See information on NRSA predoctoral fellowships for underrepresented students, including individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

American Physician Scientists Association
The American Physician Scientists Association (APSA) is a national organization dedicated to career development and community building among physician-scientists in training. Visit their site for more information.

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