National Student Research Forum (NSRF)


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS   (please visit

The 2010 Co-directors cordially invite you to participate in the 51st Annual National Student Research Forum.

Dates:                            April 22-23, 2010

Location:                       The University of Texas Medical Branch

                                         Galveston, Texas

Abstract Deadline:      March 15, 2010

For more information contact Elizabeth Sanders (409) 772-3390

or by email at [email protected]


The 51st Annual National Student Research Forum (NSRF) will be held at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, on April 22-23, 2010. We are now conducting an open "Call for Abstracts."

Proudly sponsored by the American Medical Association Foundation, the NSRF provides a national forum for presentation of outstanding research by medical students and graduate students in the biomedical sciences. The program also recognizes research accomplishments by means of cash awards as determined by the evaluations of established medical scientists and the co-directors.

We encourage all medical and graduate students participating in biomedical research to submit an abstract. The deadline for NSRF abstract submissions is March 15. We want to extend this opportunity to young scientists to receive meaningful and pertinent evaluation of their research efforts from their peers and established scientists in a forum meeting the highest possible standards.

You may visit  for the application and event details  as well as highlights from past forums.

Elizabeth Sanders

Office of Student Affairs

The University of Texas Medical Branch

301 University Blvd.

G.210 .Ashbel Smith Bldg.

Galveston, TX 77555-1317

(409) 772-3390

Fax: (409) 772-5753 NSRF Website:  



 2009 Research & Scholarship Opportunities

National and Regional Student Research Forums

These annual forums offer medical and graduate students the opportunity to present their research, receive meaningful feedback, and participate in scholarly discussions with peers and established scientists. Awards are given to both the top- rated oral and poster presentations. Three regional forums are held prior to the national forum every year.

Western Student Medical Research Forum
Abstract deadline: Oct. 1, 2009
Forum date: Jan. 28–30, 2010, Carmel, Calif.

Eastern-Atlantic Student Research Forum
Early registration deadline: Oct. 31, 2008
Abstract deadline: Nov. 30, 2008
Forum date: Feb. 25–28, 2009, Miami

Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum
Abstract deadline: Dec. 5, 2008
Forum date: Feb. 27–28, 2009, Omaha, Neb.

National Student Research Forum
Abstract deadline: March 15, 2010
Forum date: April 22–23, 2010, Galveston, Texas

Seed Grant Research Program

This program provides grants of $2,500 to medical students, physician residents and fellows in five research areas:

cardiovascular/pulmonary diseases,HIV/AIDS, leukemia, neoplastic diseases and secondhand smoke.

Application available: September 2008
Application deadline: Dec. 12, 2008
Recipients announced: March 2009

Visit to apply for these opportunities.


Minority Scholars Award
The AMA Foundation, in collaboration with the AMA Minority
Affairs Consortium, offers 12 scholarships in the amount of $10,000 to students from groups who have historically been underrepresented in the medical profession. Eligible students of minority background include African American/Black, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, Alaska Native, and Hispanic/Latino. Nominees must be first- or second-year medical students. Each medical school may submit two nominations for this scholarship.

Application available: February 2009
Application deadline: April 15, 2009
Recipients announced: June 2009

Supported in part by: The Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship Scholarships in the amount of $10,000 are available to rising fourth-year medical students, based on academic excellence and financial need. Each medical school submits nominations for these scholarships.

Application available: February 2009
Application deadline: May 29, 2009
Recipients announced: August 2009

The Arthur N. Wilson, MD, Scholarship
This $5,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a current medical student who is a graduate of a high school in Southeast Alaska and has consistently earned academic honors.

Application available: February 2009
Application deadline: June 15, 2009
Recipients announced: August 2009

The Scholars Fund

Working with the AMA Alliance, the AMA Foundation raises money each year for medical schools to distribute to deserving students of their choice. Each medical school will be notified in March as to specific funds available for their institution. Scholarships must be a minimum of $1,000.
Schools select recipient(s): July 1, 2009

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