Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship for Medical Students

Degree Level: Graduate

Field of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Location: International

Duration: One year

Deadlines: January. Please check website below for the specific date.


The International Clinical Research Fellowship (ICRF) program provides fellowships for U.S.-based medical students to take a year out from school to conduct mentored clinical research and pursue coursework in developing countries.

Clinical research requires a unique blend of medical and research skills. The ICRF program was designed to support this blending of skills by giving medical students an outstanding clinical research experience in global health while they are in the midst of developing their medical proficiency. The long-term goal of this program is to develop the next generation of clinical investigators working in global health.  

Participating Institutions

ICRF is administered through six U.S. medical schools with established programs in global health research. Each school is responsible for overseeing the selection of applicants and providing the mentored research experience.

Visit the Doris Duke ICRF site.

Award Details

Amount: Stipend, health insurance, and financial support to attend a year-end meeting as well as supplementary funds for research and training.

Fields of Study: Students matriculated at any U.S. medical school who are in good academic standing and have completed two or more years of medical school prior to the start of the fellowship are eligible to apply to any of the participating programs.