Medical Scholars Research Program

Since 1980, the Stanford Medical Scholars Research Program has supported medical student research, both locally and off-site. Students carry out research in an academic setting under the direction of faculty members here at the medical school, hospital and clinics, and throughout the University. The fellowships provide funding and units as Medical Scholars Research 370.

Program Changes Due to COVID-19

Please refer to the following site for program changes related due to COVID-19

Spring Application Deadlines:

Friday, April 10th 6pm: 3rd years and up who have had clerkships canceled in the spring

Wednesday, April 29th 6pm: Fellowship & Innovation grants

Wednesday, May 6th 6pm: Discovery grants (1st year summer projects) **For 1st year summer projects: As of 2019, you may only apply up to 100% MedScholars for the summer. If you wish to continue the project into the autumn, you will need to re-apply in the summer (July 8th). **

List of Potential Summer Remote Projects can be found here, under 'Resources'

Weekly Zoom Office Hours: Fridays 12:30pm - 1:30pm (contact Natalie Marino for zoom info)


The primary source of Stanford MedScholars fellowships are gifts made by private donors. These donations are frequently made by individuals who take an interest in the scholastic background, academic progress, and research activities of their aid. Recipients of a MedScholars grant may be required to write a personal letter of thanks and attend an annual donor recognition dinner.