Medical Research

International Clinical Research Fellowship

Purpose

The International Clinical Research Fellowship (ICRF) program provides fellowships for U.S.-based medical students to take a year out from school to conduct mentored clinical research in developing countries.

Clinical research requires a unique blend of medical and research skills. The ICRF program was designed to support this blending of skills by giving medical students an outstanding clinical research experience in global health while they are in the midst of developing their medical proficiency. The long-term goal of this program is to develop the next generation of clinical investigators working in global health.  

The 2018-19 ICRF application cycle is now open. See Fellowship Details for more information.

Participating Institutions

ICRF is administered through six U.S. medical schools with established programs in global health research. Each school is responsible for overseeing the selection of applicants and providing the mentored research experience. Each institution offers three fellowships per year. 

Fellowship Details

Students participating in the ICRF program will take a year out from medical school to conduct clinical research abroad under the direction of a mentor working in global health, as well as complete related coursework. Fellows receive a stipend, health insurance and financial support to attend a year-end meeting as well as supplementary funds for research and training.

Students must be matriculated at an accredited, U.S.-based medical school to be eligible for the ICRF.

Access the application here.

NOTE: Students do not need to be matriculated at one of the six schools administering the program to be eligible to apply. 

Key Dates

Applications Due January 9, 2018 (3 p.m. ET)
Notice of Offer By 5 p.m. ET, March 16, 2018
Decisions Due March 23, 2018 (1 p.m. ET)
Fellowship Start Date July 2018
Research year for Student July 2018-June 2019

Application Process

The DDCF online application and confidential letters of support must be submitted by January 9, 2018 (3 p.m. ET). See the Application Instructions page for details on how to apply.

Questions?

Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.

If your question is not answered after reading the FAQs, email ddcfcrf@aibs.org with "2018 ICRF" as the subject line. No phone calls please. We are better able to address questions submitted via email and will respond within two business days.

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