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Medical student applicants sought for translational science fellowship program

Jan. 23, 2014

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Research Institute is seeking medical student who wish to take a year out of their medical school studies to pursue a special one-year research fellowship in translational research.


This fellowship program will be awarded through a competitive process. The Indiana CTSI will provide a $24,500 annual stipend and one year of health insurance coverage for as many as two IUSM students.

At the end of their year in the fellowship program, selected participants will receive a master's of science degree in translational research. (Translational research, which is popularly termed "bench to bedside," is the process by which research in the lab translates into patient therapies and treatment).

Eligibility requirements and restrictions include:

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled at IUSM as a medical student and have completed at least one year at IUSM.
  • Applicants must identify two co-mentors that are faculty-investigators from different disciplines (one clinician-scientist and one non-clinician-scientist).
  • Awardees will be required to make a commitment to complete the MS in Translational Science requirements within 12-18 months while conducting 12 months of continuous, full-time research.
  • Previous research experience is not required, but advantageous.
  • Combined degree students (M.D./Ph.D.) students are not eligible.
  • Only US citizens or permanent residents are eligible for the award.
  • Applicants may not be on academic probation for any reason. 

Funding is for one year. The application deadline is Tuesday, March 4. Awards will begin June 1.

Interested candidates should e-mail their CV to Carrie Hansel at cahansel@iu.edu for prior approval. Eligible candidates will be informed on how to proceed with the application.

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