YRP Funding Opportunities for MA/MD & MSCI

Students enrolled in the MA/MD and MSCI degree programs may apply for stipends and other support through one of the fellowships below.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Overview: Perform basic science or clinical research at an academic or nonprofit institution in the United States. For more information, visit the Howard Hughes website.

Application Deadline: Early January

Clinical Research Training Center Predoctoral Clinical Research Training Program TL1-Intensive

Overview: The Clinical Research Training Center (CRTC) Predoctoral Clinical Research Training Program TL1-Intensive provides medical and allied health students with a one-year mentored clinical or translational research experience, didactic course work and career development seminars. As a core educational component of the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) at Washington University, the CRTC Predoctoral Program strives to:

  • Promote clinical and translational research training for medical and allied health care predoctoral students.
  • Create an efficient entry into a variety of clinical research careers.
  • Allow flexibility to develop novel and unique clinical and translational research projects.

This is a year-long, pull-out program.

Eligibility and Requirements: Doctoral-degree students in medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, biomedical engineering, pharmacy, audiology and communications sciences and other allied health professions who wish to pursue academic careers in clinical and translational research are eligible. Trainees accepted into the program must be able to commit full-time effort to the program for the duration of the appointment (minimal duration is ten months), successfully complete all course work per the requirements of the individual courses and attend seminars.

Stipend: Students receive $1,910 per month in stipend and $1,374.50 per semester for health care costs.

Tuition: There are no tuition costs associated with required course work.

Application: Applications to the CRTC Predoctoral TL1-Intensive Program are accepted online. Applications open in late fall of each year and close in the early spring of the following year. Prospective trainees are responsible for completing all required steps of the application, admission and enrollment process.

More Information: For more information, including specific application and course work requirements, please visit the program’s website at crtc.wustl.edu or contact:

Jay Piccirillo, MD, FACS
CRTC Predoctoral Program Director
voice: 314-362-8641
email: piccirij@wustl.edu

Clinical Research Training Center — Predoctoral Program
Washington University School of Medicine
Campus Box 8051
660 S. Euclid Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
email: crtcpredoc@dom.wustl.edu

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases

Overview: Diabetes, endocrinology, GI, hepatology, nutrition and nephrology research

Application Deadline: Early March

Contact: Thomas Baranski, MD, PhD, at (314) 747-3997 or

Institutional Funding for the MA/MD Program

Application Deadline: Early March

Contact: Liz Bayer at 314-362-7190 or bayere@wustl.edu


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