The 2018 Summer Research Fellowship Deadline is: MARCH 31, 2018 11:59 PM EST 

Download the 2018 Application here: Excel File | PDF File

The Chinese American Medical Society (CAMS) offers scholarships for medical students working on summer research projects.  The research can be basic science or clinical in nature but must be completed in a ten week time frame.  Preferences will be given to proposals studying problems related to health problems of the Chinese.  At the conclusion of the project, a written report is expected.

Applicants that are selected to receive a CAMS Summer Research Fellowship Scholarship Award are required to submit an abstract of their work and they are expected to make a 10 minute presentation at the CAMS Annual Scientific Meeting in New York City. This year’s meeting will be held Saturday November 3, 2018 at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers.


The scholarship is open to all first, second, or third year medical or dental students who are in good standing at an accredited US medical or dental school in the USA at the time of application. Students that have just been accepted into medical or dental school at the time of application are not eligible to apply for this year's scholarship


To promote & support clinical & basic science research among Chinese American medical & dental students.

The projects must last a minimum of 8 weeks and a maximum of 10 weeks. Projects lasting for more than 10 weeks will not be considered for scholarship. The project can be either basic science or clinical research. A physician or dentist must sponsor and supervise the project. Special consideration will be given to projects involving Chinese American health issues. Applicants that are selected to receive a Summer Research Fellowship Scholarship are required to submit a written report to the Scholarship & Research Committee at the completion of their project. Anyone selected for a Summer Research Fellowship Scholarship will be required to submit an abstract of their work by August 31, 2018 and are expected to make a 10 minute oral presentation at the CAMS Annual Scientific Meeting Saturday November 3, 2018 in NYC.


Students will be paid a stipend of $400 per week for up to 10 weeks. Research support and expenses are the responsibility of the sponsor.

All supporting documents submitted directly from the applicant should be typed single spaced in Times New Roman Font Size 12. Page Margins should be 1” for top, bottom, left, and right margins. Please do not use page borders or text boxes.

The deadline to submit your application and all supplemental materials is March 31, 2018 11:59 PM EST. All applications submitted by regular mail should be received by March 31, 2018.


Email is the preferred method of submission for applications. The committee asks that all applications and supporting materials be sent as a single PDF File and emailed to

The file name for all applications submitted should be:
Applicant's Last Name, Applicant's First Name CAMS Fellowship2018.pdf

Please include the applicant's full name and Summer Fellowship 2018 in the Subject Line of the email when submitting the application.


Please send your application and supporting materials to: 
Attn: Scholarship Committee
265 Canal Street, Suite 515, New York, NY 10013

1. CAMS Summer Research Fellowship Application 
2. Project Description (Maximum 5 pages) Must include the following: 
a. Summary/Background
b. Hypothesis

c. Specific Aims
e. Analysis Plan
f. Your Specific Role/Duties in the Project
g. Will you be receiving any additional funding for this project?
h. Any additional information that might be relevant to this project

3. A maximum of one page timeline for the work that you will personally complete in the 8 to 10 weeks.
4. Applicant's current Curriculum Vitae. Please include education & employment 
5. A Letter from the Applicant's Supervising Investigator Supporting the Research Project *
6. A Letter from the Dean of Students Verifying That The Applicant Is In Good Standing.*

*Please be advised that all letters of recommendation should be on official letterhead and accompanied by an actual signature.
Download the 2018 CAMS Summer Fellowship Application

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