Funding Opportunities

Various funding opportunities are available to students to assist them on special projects, groups and travel.

Student Travel Reimbursement

Twin Cities Campus

The Student Travel Fund supports travel by medical students to national and regional medical organization meetings. Requests for funding may be submitted throughout the academic year. In order to ensure fairest distribution of resources, a student may receive funding only once during the fiscal year, July – June, with rare exceptions. Funding occurs in the form of a reimbursement after submission of receipts for approved budget. Maximum funding will be $825.00 per student. The amount awarded may be decreased if more than one student attends the same meeting.

All requests must be submitted PRIOR to the travel taking place

Criteria for consideration of student requests:

  1. You must be in good academic standing
  2. A student may receive funding no more than once during an academic year
  3. Highest priority will be given for:
    • Oral or poster presentation of original research at national meetings
    • Oral or poster presentation at key regional meetings
  4. Other priority areas include:
    • Students who actively participate in national or regional conference leadership,e.g. serving as an a panelist or national organizational officer.)
    • Students who represent the University of Minnesota Medical School in major medical student organizations; who participate on committees or boards; and who receive awards.
  5. Impact: How will your trip benefit other students?

Please submit all requests for funding to the Office of Student Affairs at medstuaf@umn.edu Mayo B683. All student travel is also governed by the University of Minnesota's Travel Policy.

All requests must be submitted PRIOR to the travel taking place

Duluth Campus

The Student Travel Fund supports travel by medical students to national and regional medical organization meetings. Requests for funding may be submitted throughout the academic year. In order to ensure fairest distribution of resources, a student may receive funding only once during the fiscal year, July – June, with rare exceptions. Funding occurs in the form of a reimbursement after submission of receipts for approved budget. Maximum funding will $500.00 per student. The amount awarded may be adjusted if multiple students attend the same meeting.

Criteria for consideration of student requests:

  1. You must be in good academic standing
  2. Highest priority will be given for:
    • Oral or poster presentation of original research at national meetings
    • Oral or poster presentation at key regional meetings
  3. Other priority areas include:
    • Students who actively participate in national or regional conference leadership,e.g. serving as an a panelist or national organizational officer.)
    • Students who represent the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth in major medical student organizations; who participate on committees or boards; and who receive awards.
  4. Impact: How will your trip benefit other students? 

Please submit all requests for funding to Dina Flaherty in Student Affairs, dflahert@d.umn.edu, SMED Room 173. Apply for funding.

All student travel is also governed by the University of Minnesota's Travel Policy.

Class 1966 Funds

The Medical School Class of 1966 has generously established an endowment at the University of Minnesota Foundation to enrich support of student-initiated projects at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Funds are distributed annually through a competitive application process to individual students or student groups who present project ideas that will be of value to the entire medical student community.  

The committee overseeing this fund invites all students and student groups to submit applications for funding.

Full instructions and guidelines can be found on the application 

The application process begins annually in May of each year with new funding being available in June.

We are not currently accepting applcations for the 2017-18 academic year. Please check back later in the Fall

Global Health and International

The Global Medical Education and Research Program (GMER) offers opportunities for funding for opportunities during the summer between a student's first and second year, plus international study awards for international clinical electives during a student's clinical years.

For Student Groups

Registered student groups are eligible to apply for funding from the Medical School Student Council. Groups are also eligible to apply for special grants from Student Council.

Research Funding

Our students have a wide range of opportunities to gain hands-on research experience, and contribute to medical advancements that create a healthier future for everyone. Students can do research for credit, for pay (such as through grant stipends), or as a volunteer.

Other Opportunities

As various opportunities are received by the Medical Education Office they will be posted here. New opportunities arrive daily, so make sure to check back often!