New Grants Support Medical Student Research

RLC (Research Learning Community) logoThe BSOM Office of Research Affairs is pleased to announce two new funding programs that support research conducted by Wright State medical students.

The Medical Student Research Travel Award funds travel to a regional/national research meeting for a Wright State medical student with an accepted abstract/proposal for a poster and/or oral presentation. The award does NOT fund meeting attendance only; students must make a research presentation at the meeting. The funding source is the Margaruite Duerst Medical Student Research Fund. The award funds $500-$800 per student (one award per student per academic year). Funds can be used for travel expenses such as meeting registration, airline reservations, lodging and meals per WSU travel policies. Funds also may be used for the cost of printing posters. See the MS Travel Award guidelines and application process.

The Medical Student Research Grant supports one-year research projects conducted by Wright State medical students under the supervision of a BSOM faculty mentor. The funding source is the Margaruite Duerst Medical Student Research Fund, which will award up to four grants in the 2013-14 academic year. The grant funds up to $2500 per project over a one-year period. Funds can be used for laboratory materials, survey costs, statistical consulting, and other reasonable research expenses per WSU policies. Up to $800 per grant can be used to fund medical student travel to present results at a regional/national research meeting. Funds CANNOT be used for student stipends or the purchase of computers and other research hardware. See the MS Research Grant guidelines and application process.

See the Research Learning Community (RLC) home page for more information about medical student research at Wright State.

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