Research Experiences for Graduate and Medical Students

January 05, 2021

The Endocrine Society offers Research Experiences to support promising medical and graduate students who have demonstrated commitment to endocrine research and expressed interest in enhancing their professional development skills. The Research Experiences for Graduate and Medical Students (REGMS) program, formerly the Summer Research Fellowship program, includes a comprehensive series of activities that span beyond the summer and include involvement in a variety of engaging programs for early career scientists. 

If you are planning, or even considering, a career in endocrine research, become a part of the REGMS program specifically designed to support opportunities for students to participate in collaborative research in global laboratories, receive expert advice from dedicated mentors, build professional networks by connecting with peers and other professionals in the field, and acquire skills that will help advance their academic and professional careers.

The application for our 2021 cohort is closed. Though we are planning to support on-site research experiences in 2021, we are monitoring the impacts of COVID-19 and will update selected participants on any programming changes if necessary.

Summer Research and Year-Round Experiences

All REGMS awardees will participate in an 8-10-week summer research project in a lab under the guidance of an Endocrine Society member. Students will receive a $2,500 honorarium to help supplement costs incurred during the summer research period. In addition to an invaluable lab experience, awardees will participate in:

  • A series of educational webinars on career development topics.
  • Virtual research talks to present their work to peers and mentors.
  • Expanded science education and career development, opportunity to attend ENDO 2022, the Society’s Annual Meeting based on research productivity and submission of research abstract.
  • Career building opportunities to showcase their research in Society publications.
  • Leadership and team building through volunteer and service activities, and
  • The Early Career Forum, the Society’s premier workshop for trainees interested in exploring career options, learning how to make smooth career transitions, connecting with experts in endocrine science and practice, and more.

Eligibility Criteria

Student applicants must meet the following requirements at the time of application:

  • Must be active members in the Endocrine Society for the duration of the program. Join Now.
  • Currently enrolled in school full-time and may not be employed as a research assistant.
  • Academic level must fall into one of the following categories:
    • 1st-or 2nd Year graduate students
    • 1st Year Medical students

    Mentors must meet the following requirements at the time of application:

    • Must be active members in the Endocrine Society. Join Now.
    • Only one application per mentor may be submitted.
    • Mentors who won a fellowship in 2020 are ineligible to sponsor an application.

Proposed Timeline

  • January 19, 2021: Application Deadline Closed
  • February 18, 2021: Award Notification Sent
  • May 2021: Summer Research Fellowships Begin

Please see Application Requirements page for a full list of requirements.

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