Research and Clinical Opportunities

The New York Academy of Medicine

The Ferdinand C. Valentine Student Research Grants in Urology


Up to three grants provide a stipend for students pursuing a clinical or basic science research project in the field of urology. Competition is open to M.D. Candidates in a metropolitan area medical school in New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, or New Jersey, in any year of their education. MD/PhD students are not eligible. The timing of the research project is not specified, but generally the grants will be for support of research programs initiated during the summer between the first and second years of medical school. Funding will be provided for research projects lasting a minimum of ten weeks. Students are encouraged to pursue projects in either clinical or basic research that extend beyond this typical startup period. Applicants must provide a one-page research proposal, as well as a brief letter of support from the faculty member supervising the research. This letter should outline a significant and meaningful role for the student participating in the research career goals and research background of the applicant and biographical sketch of the faculty supervisor, as well as a listing of the current sources of support for this project. The stipends will be paid directly to the student in two equal installments. The second payment will be contingent upon the submission of a written report on the project.