Medical Student Research Funding

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Medical Student Research Travel Award

Due to the current travel restrictions at Wright State University for both foreign and domestic travel, we are unable to process any travel award applications at this time.

Medical Student Research Grant

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. The grant funds up to $2,500 per project over a one-year period. Funds may be used for laboratory materials, survey costs, statistical consulting and other reasonable research expenses per WSU policies. Funds CANNOT be used for student stipends or the purchase of computers and other research hardware.

MS Research Grant Guidelines and Application Process

Funding: The grant funds up to $2,500 per project over a one-year period. Funds may be used for laboratory materials, survey costs, statistical consulting and other reasonable research expenses per WSU policies. Funds also may be used for the cost of printing posters. Funds CANNOT be used for student stipends or the purchase of computers and other research hardware.

Department Sponsor: A student applying for a Medical Student Research Grant must have a faculty mentor in a BSOM department who will be responsible for managing research funds. Expenditure of funds will be monitored by the BSOM Office of Medical Education.

Application Process: The medical student must submit an application package including 1) an application cover sheet; 2) a detailed research plan –see application (limit two pages); 3) an itemized budget and rationale detailing how grant funds will be used (limit one and a half pages); 4) a plan for presenting/publishing results, which should include presentation at the annual Medical Student Research Symposium in April (limit one-half page); and 5) a letter of support from the faculty mentor. Compile the elements of your application package as a single MS Word document; handwritten applications will NOT be accepted. Submit the complete application package as an email attachment sent to Dr. Manger (jeannette.manger@wright.edu) in the BSOM Office of Medical Education. Be sure to CC your email with application attachment to your faculty mentor.

Selection Criteria: Applications are evaluated by the BSOM Offices of Medical Education and Research Affairs. Criteria include significance of the research question, strength of research design and feasibility of obtaining meaningful results during the period of student involvement.

Award Process: Applications will be accepted July 25th - August 31st for committee review in September. Medical students and faculty mentors will be notified of the status of their application in October; successful applications will be awarded October - May. Funds will not be transferred until all necessary research protocols (IRB, IACUC, etc.) are approved and documented.

Post-Award: Medical Student Research Grant recipients must present their results at the Medical Student Research Symposium held annually in April. Confirmation of abstract submission should be sent electronically to Dr. Manger.

More Information: Contact Dr. Manger (jeannette.manger@wright.edu) in the Office of Medical Education.

Last edited on 03/12/2020.