Medical Research Scholars Program

Duration: 1 year


The Medical Research Scholars Program is a twelve-month program designed to attract the most creative, research-oriented medical, dental and veterinary students to the intramural campus of the NIH. Participants spend a year in a mentored basic, clinical or translational research project in an area that matches their personal goals. An additional year of support may be available from NINDS to allow a continuation of ongoing studies where this is judged to be in the best interests of the student and the mentor. The program is open to students in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year in an accredited medical, dental or veterinary school program. 

The program provides the opportunity for students aspiring to be clinician-scientists to carry out research across the full spectrum of laboratory, translational and clinical opportunities. Participants will witness and collaborate in rigorous, hands-on research with offerings across the full continuum of biomedical research – the bench, the bedside, and between both – including computational biology, medical informatics, and other emerging areas of contemporary science.


For additional information please call the OCRTME at (301) 496-9425 or  visit The application period runs from October to early January.