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Medical Student Research Travel Fellowship

Presentations at conferences and symposia are critical for the professional development of medical students engaged in research. It is expected that students are responsible to fund their own conference travels. Therefore, students are encouraged to speak first with their mentors for funding opportunities within their departments and fields. We have established a program to supplement student travel when other funding sources are insufficient.

Qualifications

  • Applicant must be invited to a conference as a presenter.
  • Applicant must not be a Dean’s Research Scholar (other funding available).
  • MD-PhD students should first contact Roland Rapanot at mdphdpgm@med.usc.edu for funding.
  • Applicant must be in good academic standing.

Travel Fellowship Applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis. All applications submitted by the 15th of each month will be reviewed at the end of the month.

Submission Process

APPLICATION

Students must submit the application in advance of their conference for approval. However, the exact amount of funds awarded will depend on expenses recorded on your original receipts and will be disbursed as a reimbursement once you return from your conference.

Applicants must submit original receipts within two weeks of returning from the conference. Receipts not submitted within this time frame will lead to forfeiture of funding.

Receipts must clearly show:

  • Your Name
  • Vendor Name
  • Method of Payment
  • Amount Paid (or zero balance due)

Travel expenses can only be reimbursed to the student whose name is on the receipt.

Please contact Fiaba Zakarian at fiaba.zakarian@med.usc.edu if you have any questions or need clarification on the guidelines.

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