Summer Research Fellowships

Excellence In Research Award
Summer Research Fellowship Excellence in Research Award

The Endocrine Society offers Summer Research Fellowships to encourage promising undergraduate students, medical students, and first year graduate school students to pursue careers in endocrinology. The Society provides a stipend to each award recipient to participate in research projects under the guidance of a Society member for 8 to 12 weeks during the summer.

After the summer fellowship, a select few of recipients will have the opportunity to apply for a travel award to attend ENDO 2021, the Society's Annual Meeting being held on March 20-23, 2021, in San Diego, CA. Previous recipients of the Summer Research Fellowship can apply for the Excellence in Research award to continue their research training and career development.

Supported by the Endocrine Society

Eligibility Criteria

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

  • 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:
    • All undergraduate students currently enrolled in a four year institution
    • Graduate students in their first year
    • Medical students who are beyond their first year of schooling

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

  • Must be active members in the Endocrine Society.
  • Only one application per mentor may be submitted.
  • Mentors who won a fellowship in 2019 are ineligible to sponsor an application.

Application Requirements

The following documents must be received to constitute a complete application:

  • Completed online application form submitted by the student
  • Summary of research project, jointly prepared by Mentor and Student (1 page)
  • Mentor statement which includes:
    • Mentor’s role in the research project including their plans for training
    • Student’s role in the research project
    • Student’s qualifications
  • Student statement explaining why he/she chose Mentor’s lab and project (Please indicate your anticipated start and end date for your summer research) 
  • Mentor’s biosketch (NIH Style; 5 page maximum)
  • Transcripts from all advanced academic institutions in which student has been enrolled. Transcripts do not need to be official. All transcripts must be submitted in English.
  • Student’s CV or resume (mailing address must be included)
  • Disclosure of funding statements

The following documents are required to be considered for the Summer Research Fellowship ENDO travel award: (Please note The completion of the student’s summer research program and full participation in all requested Society’s activities are required)

  • Provide a personal statement explaining why the student would like to attend ENDO
  • Submit an abstract of the intended research to be presented during ENDO
  • Develop a mentor plan outlining the intended participation at ENDO (Note: Should be prepared jointly by mentor and student)
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from the students’ mentor

NOTE: All supporting documents must be submitted as one PDF or Word file at the time of submitting the application.

Please contact us at [email protected].



Fellowship Recipients


Recipient Institution
Annie Chen University of California, San Diego
Ashlie Diaz Northwestern University
Andjela Dragojevic Northwestern University
Jacqueline Hernandez University of California, San Diego
Laiba Jamshed McMaster University
Kate Kelly Yale University
Ramon Martinez Universidad Central del Caribe
Jose Muratalla University of Illinois at Chicago
Isani Singh Harvard College
Yash Soni University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Konstantinos Stefanakis University of Athens Medical School
Nicole Teaney Stonehill College
Madeline Young University of New Hampshire
Huifei Zheng Auburn University



Recipient Institution
Anna Meyer University of Pittsburgh
Bjoern Kluwe The Ohio State University
Bryan Naelitz Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Chris Yates Brigham Young University - Idaho
Claire Houchen George Washington University Med Center
Delaney Geitgey Edison Biotechnology Institute
Iad Alhallak University of Arkansas
Joseph Cesare University of Wisconsin
Joseph Ciarelli University of Michigan
Kosuke Inoue UCLA
Lindsey Dudley University of Michigan
Maura Connorton St. John Fisher College
Melody Salehzadeh University of British Columbia
Mikoto Kobayashi Grinnell College
Tulasi Talluri Michigan State University



Recipient Institution
Andy Tran University of Toronto
Apoorva Tummala University of Illinois at Chicago
Aspen Johnston University of Arizona
Dana Joseph Yale University
Danielle Xie Bryn Mawr College
Jesse Cochran University of Iowa
Katherine Tian University of California, San Diego
Laura Cui University of California, San Diego
Lauren DeSantis University of Michigan
Lillian Sau University of California, San Diego
Matthew Colpo Ohio University
Meghan Kellett University of Colorado
Pavlina Chrysafi Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Samuel Cler University of Illinois
Yuebo Yang University of British Columbia



Recipient Institution
Aaliyah Riccardi University of Connecticut Health Center
Benjamin Tooke Case Western Reserve University
Brandi Smith University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Brandon Ge University of Southern California
Charlotte LaPlante University of Massachusetts Amherst
Dana Fryer Boston University
Elizabeth Geerling Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Emilie Brule McGill University
Madeline Newkirk University of Richmond
Mitra Shokat Reed College
Rose Schrott Duke University
Serena Banh University of Aberdeen
Sofia Maestro Sanz University of Rochester
Venkata Jonnakuti Drexell University
Victoria Andriessen University of Michigan



Recipient Institution
Ashley Patton Ohio University Library
Bethany Beekly Gonzaga University
Claire Holdreith University of Wisconsin Madison
Elizabeth Jensen Edison Biotechnology Institute
Iris Schwartz University of Illinois at Chicago
Kristina Wiggers McMaster University
Leon Yang Stony Brook University
Lesley Rabago University of California, Riverside
Luke Duda The University of Illinois
Meng Hao Harvard Medical School
Ngai Ting Chan University of Wisconsin Madison
Rahil Shah University of Miami
Raud Razzaghi Arizona State University
Ricardo Villarreal University of Colorado
Stacy Tsai Northwestern University



Recipient Institution
Anna Zhang University of California, Berkeley
Crystal Trang University of California, San Diego
Danny Trotier University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Jad Abi Rafeh McGill University
Jasmin Alves University of Southern California
Kathleen Lutchi University of Denver
La Shondra Ellis University of Connecticut Health Center
Matt Monhart St. Lawrence University
Moustafa Abdalla University of Toronto
Nicholas McCarty University of Iowa
Paula Aliberti University of Buenos Aires
Rebecca Foright University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Victoria Eng University of Michigan
Wenqing Ye University of Toronto



Recipient Institution
Alyssa Dixon Chaminade University of Honolulu
Anthony Junker Chaminade University of Honolulu
Brian Skidmore Brigham Young University
Carolina Montanez University of Puerto Rico -Cayey Campus
Christopher Marino The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences
Danielle Grossman Harvard College
David Olshan Cornell University
Hanling Chang University of California, Santa Cruz
Katie Mishall University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Lisa Greene University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Maksim Shlykov University of Michigan Medical School
Samantha Spierling University of Michigan
Wen Zhao University of Toronto



Recipient Institution
Claire Lee University of Toronto
David Bacsik New College of Florida
Jennifer Steger Brown University
Kendra Wulczyn Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Narine Wandrey University of Dallas
Nora Chokr American University of Beirut
Paris Barkan Jefferson Medical College
Rachel Umans University of Chicago
Ruijun Wang University of Glasgow
Sarah Shaaban Indiana University School of Medicine
Sravanthi Gutta University of Michigan School of Public Health
Stephen Arndt Tulane University School of Medicine
Taylor Wallen University of Michigan
Thomas Rogers University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus
Thomas Tilston Cardiff University



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