Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities for High School Students:

Clear Direction Mentoring (CDM) provides long-term mentorship and immersive experiences for historically minoritized racial and ethnic groups, disadvantaged, and/or disabled high school and college students that are interested in careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine (STEM). Applications open August 2022 for the 2022/2023 school year.

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STEP-UP (NIH; NIDDK)

The NIH sponsored Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) provides hands-on summer research internship for undergraduate and high school students. Applications closed February 15, 2022 for the Summer of 2022. 

https://www.niddk.nih.gov/research-funding/research-programs/diversity-programs/research-training-opportunities-students/short-term-research-experience-underrepresented-persons-step-up.

15 White Coats. Reimagine cultural imagery in learning spaces, lessen the financial burden of applying to medical school for applicants of color and to influence literacy in learning spaces. For more information and to receive a poster for your classroom see website: https://www.the15whitecoats.org/

Funding Opportunities for Faculty Mentoring URM High School students:

Society for Science & the Public Advocate Grant Program. Providing training, stipends, and year-round support to mentors already supporting underrepresented and low income students in entering science research competitions.Underserved students are often missing from the finalist groups of the Society’s competitions. In order to change this, the Society created the Advocate Program to provide mentors to encourage underserved students to enter their projects in science research competitions. The Advocates receive training and support from Society staff, a $3,000 stipend and a paid trip to Washington, D.C., to meet in person at a weekend-long convening.The Advocate Program applications closed March 6, 2022, for the 2022/2023 school year. For more information see website, or apply here now:

https://www.societyforscience.org/outreach-and-equity/advocate-program/?utm_source=&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=

Funding Opportunities for Undergraduate Students:

Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program was founded by the Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program in 1993 with the goal of increasing the number of students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in medicine and science (URiMS) who are prepared to become competitive MD-PhD applicants, successful dual degree students, and future leaders in biomedical research and academic medicine. Gateways admits students in their freshman or sophomore years of college; while this means they have less (or no) research experience when they enter the program, early exposure allows them sufficient time to obtain research experience and demonstrate their commitment to the physician-scientist pathway. Each Summer 15 students conduct a 10-week immersive research experience. Applications closed February 1st 2022 for the Summer of 2022. For more information please see website: https://mdphd.weill.cornell.edu/summer-program. Catharine Boothroyd, PhD,  Director of the Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program

Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program is a Weill Cornell Medical College initiative designed to give 25 premedical students deeper insights into the field of medicine, with a focus on conditions that greatly affect the health of traditionally underserved groups. Through engaging in laboratory or clinical research under the supervision of a faculty member, the student learns how one investigates a specific research question, thus providing an early education into the investigative techniques that could later be applied in various areas of medicine. A lecture series explores topics in cardiovascular physiology, exposing the students to basic science concepts relevant to hypertension and cardiovascular disease, both of which are major problems in minority communities. The summer fellows attend a series of presentations by minority physicians about various medical specialties, addressing issues of concern in the daily work of these physicians, in addition to orientation to the overarching issues of healthcare delivery to minority communities.

Students can apply at https://medicaleducation.weill.cornell.edu/medical-education/premedical-programs/travelers-summer-research-fellowship-program. Applications closed February 1st 2022 for the 06/20/2022 - 08/05/2022 program.

**To be a faculty sponsor contact Joy D. Howell, M.D., FAAP, FCCM. Director, Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program (tsrf@med.cornell.edu).

Advancing Cornell Career Experiences for Science Students (ACCESS)

The ACCESS Summer Internship Program at Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences is designed for undergraduate students to enhance their understanding of modern biology and medical research. Interns gain hands-on experience in a biomedical research laboratory and are encouraged to apply to PhD programs. Selected students are placed in laboratories at the Weill Cornell Medicine or the Sloan Kettering Institute under the mentorship of experienced faculty members. In addition to the laboratory experience students attend lectures and discussions aimed at enhancing their understanding of the current status of biomedical research, the pathways available for entering research careers, and the range of available career opportunities. Students also participate in weekly journal clubs, attend workshops that teach them how to prepare for interviews and seminars, and take part in social activities. Applications closed February 1st 2022 for the 06/06/2022 to 08/12/2022 program.

STEP-UP (NIH; NIDDK)

The NIH sponsored Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) provides hands-on summer research internship for undergraduate and high school students. Applications closed February 1, 2022 for the Summer of 2022. 

https://www.niddk.nih.gov/research-funding/research-programs/diversity-programs/research-training-opportunities-students/short-term-research-experience-underrepresented-persons-step-up

Clear Direction Mentoring (CDM) provides long-term mentorship and immersive experiences for historically minoritized racial and ethnic groups, disadvantaged, and/or disabled high school and college students that are interested in careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine (STEM). Applications open August 2022 for the 2022/2023 school year.

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PRIMES Mentoring for Medical School Admission identifies underrepresented minority students in medicine and pairs them with current medical students or young physicians who mentor them through the challenging process of becoming a medical doctor. Using the PrIMES system, the pairs progress through a year-long curriculum that is individualized to each Mentee's unique barriers and challenges to successfully applying and matriculating to medical school.

Mentees AND Mentors can apply and find more information here: https://www.primesmentorship.org/apply

15 White Coats. Reimagine cultural imagery in learning spaces, lessen the financial burden of applying to medical school for applicants of color and to influence literacy in learning spaces. https://www.the15whitecoats.org/

Further pre-medical diversity initiatives and opportunities throughout Cornell can be found at:

https://centerforhealthequity.cornell.edu/education/diversity-center-of-excellence/pre-medical-diversity-initiatives/

National Medical Fellowships mission is to empower and support aspiring physicians and health professionals underrepresented in medicine to contribute to the health of our nation. This is one of America’s first diversity organizations, providing scholarships and support for underrepresented minority students in medicine and the health professions. See website for more information about scholarships and programs.

https://nmfonline.org/about-our-scholarships-and-awards/general-scholarships-awards/

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