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Launch Your Research Career with an NREF Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship

An award from the NREF can have an extraordinary impact on a medical career, serving as a launch pad for future success. The application for the 2021 NREF Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship is now open through the NREF Online Grant Portal.

Interested candidates should carefully review the Application Instructions and FAQs online prior to completing the application for information on policies and procedures.

The deadline to submit an application is February 1, 2021.

Award announcements are scheduled for mid-April, 2021.

Since being named a recipient of the 2019 Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship, I have fully realized and solidified my goal of becoming a neurosurgeon clinician-scientist. The award gave me an opportunity to learn skills that will contribute towards a career in neurosurgery. I would like to thank you personally for your generosity. Without scholarship patrons willing to support medical education, students such as myself would be unable to realize careers as a clinician-scientist.” – Ryan Sandarage, The University of British Columbia, 2019 Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship recipient

The importance of medical research has never been more evident. Candidates are encouraged to pursue these outstanding professional opportunities.

For questions about the application process or other NREF Grants & Fellowships, contact the NREF at