Each year, SIR Foundation funds one medical student to conduct preclinical research in interventional radiology as part of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's (HHMI) prestigious Medical Research Fellows Program. The Medical Research Fellows Program supports a year of full-time biomedical research training for medical, dental and veterinary students.
Program benefits and financial support
- Conduct a year of research at any academic or nonprofit institution in the United States or abroad (if your mentor is affiliated with a U.S. institution).
- Select your basic, translational or applied research project from a variety of research fields. Focus on research without the distraction of full-time coursework.
- Travel to the Washington, D.C., area twice during the year to share your research and network with other trainees and renowned biomedical investigators.
- Attend Medical Research Fellows regional events and other enrichment activities.
- Annual stipend of $30,000
- Research allowance of $5,500 for research-related travel and some research costs
- Fellow's allowance of $5,500 for health, dental and vision insurance and some education-related costs
For application and eligibility requirements, please visit HHMI's fellowship page.