MedScholars Fellowships Fund Research • Scholarly Concentration projects • Other research projects • (or both) • Projects in a variety of subject areas • lab, field, clinic, social sciences, humanities • Projects conducted at Stanford and abroad
Funding • Full time research quarters: • MedScholars covers tuition costs • MedScholars provides $6,600 toward living expenses • You cannot receive a Stanford Grant and a 100% FTE MedScholars grant at the same time • Less than full time research • 25%, 50%, 75% awards available, with scaled amounts of funding toward tuition and/or living expenses • during first two years, student may only have up to 25% MedScholars along with full course load
A few Provisos and Addendums • MedScholars funds research projects • but not other things like community outreach, language learning, taking interesting classes, etc. • MedScholars funds your time • but not other things like staff or lab equipment • You can get up to 5 quarters of full-time support • Projects must be done with a Stanford faculty advisor • Projects at other U.S. universities are seldom funded
MedScholars Applications and Eligibility • Students apply for MedScholars awards • Application of several pages describing the project • Due dates are quarterly • Projects reviewed by faculty • We endeavor to fund all meritorious applications • Recommendation: meet with faculty mentors, relevant SC area director well in advance • All Stanford MD students can apply • In the first two years and in clerkship years there can be some constraints
One Example • During 1st Year: • Developed project during Autumn/Winter. Applied in January 2012 & received 1 FTEQ (100%) Traveling Scholars Project for Summer 11-12. • Received funding for tuition + living expenses ($9,650) in June 2012. • Was at lab abroad min. 40 hrs/week for 7 weeks, then back at Stanford compiled data remainder of summer at min. 40 hrs/week. • Registered for 18 units for Summer. • During 2nd Year: • Developed larger project. Apply in April 2013 & received 4 FTEQs of support for: 100% Summer 12-13, 100% Autumn 13-14, 100% Winter -13-14, 100% Spring 13-14. • Received funding for tuition + living expenses($10,160 each quarter - June 2013, Sept. 2013, Jan. 2014, & April 2014.) • Hours in lab: min. 40 hrs/week each quarter Summer/Autumn/Winter/Spring. • Registered for 18 units Summer/Autumn/Winter/Spring.
Another Example • During 1st Year: • Developed project during Autumn. Applied in January 2012 & received 1.25 FTEQs (125%) of support for: for Spring 11-12 (25%) & Summer 11-12 (100%). • Received funding for Spring ($2,412 in March) + $9,650 for Summer (in June). • Was at lab min. 10 hrs/week in the Spring and min. 40 hrs/week for Summer. • Registered for 5 units of MS work in Spring + 18 units in Summer. • During 2nd Year: • Developed larger project. Apply in April 2013 & received 3.75 FTEQs of support for: 100% Summer 12-13, 100% Autumn 13-14, 100% Winter -13-14, 75% Spring 13-14. • Received funding for tuition + living expenses( $10,160 in June 2013, Sept. 2013, Jan. 2014) and $7, 620 for Spring (in April 2014.) • Hours in lab: min. 40 hrs/week each quarter Summer/Autumn/Winter & 30 hrs/week for Spring (with Q6). • Registered for 18 units in Summer, Autumn, Winter + 13 units in Spring (plus Q6).
FAQs How do I find a mentor and/or project? What are the deadlines for submitting a project? How many projects can I do? How do I extend my project? Can I do a MedScholars during clerkships? If I have funding from another source, can I combine it with MedScholars?
FAQs How do I find a mentor and/or project? use CAP…ask SC Director(s)…look on MS website…watch for emails What are the deadlines for submitting a project? on the attached timeline…look on the MS website How many projects can I do? up to 5, but suggested is no more than 3 How do I extend my project? extending a project is following the application process, with more “updates” to the project…look on the MS website for details
FAQs Can I do a MedScholars during clerkships? yes, but you must have time in your schedule with no clerkships (i.e. you must have periods free from clerkships) If I have funding from another source, can I combine it with MedScholars? 1) if the other funding source is agreeable to sharing all research and publications/presentations with Stanford University Medical Scholars program 2) the funding will supplement your outside source (ex. 100% MS = $9,650…$3,000 from AHA + $6,650 from MedScholars)
Travel Scholars We will go more in depth about the Travel Scholars program on Thursday, November 3rd at noon. The key to know is that Travel Scholars applications take more time to review & be fully approved, thus the applications are requested to be submitted two deadlines before intended travel quarter.
Contact Info http://medscholars.stanford.edu Joan Menees Mara Violanti 723-7817 723-0355 firstname.lastname@example.org@stanford.edu