This fellowship supports 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. Students without prior research experience are welcome and encouraged to apply.
Students who submit an application to do cardiovascular related research will also be considered for the Nader Research Fellowship. This summer research gift was established by Dr. Nader to encourage students to consider the field of cardiology research.
Students not selected for the Nader fellowship are still considered for the Dean's Summer Research Fellowship.
Dean's Summer Research Fellowship: $3,000
Nader Fellowship: $5,000
Submit all materials by March 1.
To apply, you must be:
We encourage you to attend the Dean's Summer Research Fellowship/Proposal Writing noontime session to learn about writing a research proposal and the spring Meet and Greet to help you identify a potential research sponsor. Information on both of these sessions will be sent to 1st year students through email and typically occur in mid-January.
You must find a research sponsor and set up a research experience before you apply.
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.
You must also submit 3 paper copies of each document to the Office of Student and Academic Affairs.
As a chosen candidate for the Dean's Summer Research Fellowship or Nader Fellowship, you must:
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 mid-March and notified in late March.
If you have questions about the Dean's Research Fellowship, please contact: