Professional Student Mentored Research Fellowship Program

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science provides mentored research fellowships in clinical and translational science (CTS) for professional students.  This 12 to 18 month fellowship provides the student with a $3,000 stipend for participating in a CTS faculty mentored research experience.  

PMSRF students


  • Enrollment in a professional clinical training program, including MD, DMD, PharmD, Public Health, Clinical Psychology, Nursing DNP and Physician’s Assistant Programs.  
  • Completion of the "Introduction to Clinical Research" (ICR) as a Summer Workshop or Fall Elective Course (MED 815).
  • Must be in good academic standing in your respective professional program.  

Program Details/Requirements:

  • The applicant and faculty mentor will develop a detailed research training program focused on an ongoing clinical and translational research project under the mentor’s supervision.  
  • Research training is generally completed in a 12 month interval, although it is possible to extend the training to 18 months if consecutive summers are required.
  • All awardees are required to present a poster at the annual CCTS Spring Conference.

Program Application:

  • Applications are accepted in early January.
  • To submit an application, please contact Barbara Hurst ( to obtain the link to the current PSMRF Application.
  • A sample application is provided as a template for project development with your mentor.  
  • Following review by the Advisory Committee, applicants will be notified of their status. 


Our Impact


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Cumulative Enrollment in ICR


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  • Boutros (Peter) Sawaya, MD

    • Director, Professional Student Development
  • Barbara Hurst

    • Workforce Development Office Senior Administrative Assistant
    • (859) 257-0539