Dean’s and Nader Research Fellowships

These fellowships support rising second-year medical student summer research projects with UB-affiliated faculty members.

The Dean's Research Fellowship supports up to six medical students who are conducting summer research projects with UB-affiliated faculty. Students must be between their first and second years of medical school.

The Nader Fellowship supports one medical student who is conducting cardiovascular-related research with a UB-affiliated faculty member. Students must be between their first and second years of medical school. The Nader Fellowship is supported by Nader D. Nader MD, PhD.

Award Amount

Dean's Research Fellowship: $3,000.

Nader Fellowship: $5,000.


Submit all materials by March 1.


You must be:

Participation Requirements

You must find a research sponsor and set up a research experience before you apply.

As a participant, you must:

  • Provide documentation that your project has received Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval. As part of this, you must complete CITI training for biomedical studies. This involves completing two online courses. More information will be provided to those selected.
  • Conduct the research full-time over the 10 week period of the summer.
  • Have your sponsor submit a mid-summer progress report confirming that you are fulfilling your research committment.
  • Attend a mid-summer educational luncheon in July where you will provide an update on your project and receive feedback from the selection committee.
  • Present your research in poster format at the annual research forum that will take place in the spring semester of your second year.

Nader Fellowship

In addition to the participation requirements above, you will submit a presentation proposal for an annual cardiovascular conference. Should your proposal be accepted, your conference expenses will be paid by the Nader Fellowship Fund.

Application Process

We encourage you to attend our spring Meet and Greet to help you identify a potential research sponsor.

Once you’ve identified a research sponsor, work with that faculty member to prepare your application for consideration. Each of the following documents must be completed as part of your application.

Click Apply Now to upload application materials. Also submit 3 copies to the Office of Student and Academic Affairs, room 1214.

Award Selection

Selection criteria include the strength of your research proposal, the value of the research to your knowledge base and your ability to complete the research in the allotted time.

Awardees will be selected in March and notified in late March.

Contact Information

If you have questions about the Dean's Research Fellowship or the Nader Fellowship, please contact:

Stacey Gangloff

Stacey Gangloff, MEd

Student Services Coordinator

Office of Student and Academic Affairs

955 Main Street, Room 1214, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-5135