The 2020 Summer Research Fellowship Deadline is: MARCH 2, 2020 11:59 PM EST 

Download the 2020 Application here: Excel File | PDF File

The Chinese American Medical Society (CAMS) offers scholarships for medical students working on summer research projects.  The research can be basic science or clinical in nature but must be completed in a ten week time frame.  Preferences will be given to proposals studying problems related to health problems of the Chinese.  At the conclusion of the project, a written report is expected.

Applicants that are selected to receive a CAMS Summer Research Fellowship Scholarship Award are required to submit an abstract of their work and they are expected to make a 10 minute presentation or poster presentation at the CAMS Annual Scientific Meeting in New York City. This year’s meeting will be held on the first weekend of November 2020 at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers.


The scholarship is open to all first, second, or third year medical or dental students who are in good standing at an accredited US medical or dental school in the USA at the time of application. Students that have just been accepted into medical or dental school at the time of application are not eligible to apply for this year's scholarship.

Applicants must be current or pending CAMS Student members to apply. The CAMS membership application can be found on our website at


To promote & support clinical & basic science research among Chinese American medical & dental students.

The projects must last a minimum of 8 weeks and a maximum of 10 weeks. Projects lasting for more than 10 weeks will not be considered for scholarship. The project can be either basic science or clinical research. A physician or dentist must sponsor and supervise the project. Special consideration will be given to projects involving Chinese American health issues. Applicants that are selected to receive a Summer Research Fellowship Scholarship are required to submit a written report to the Scholarship & Research Committee at the completion of their project. Anyone selected for a Summer Research Fellowship Scholarship will be required to submit an abstract of their work by August 31, 2020 and are expected to make a 10 minute oral presentation or poster presentation at the CAMS Annual Scientific Meeting on the first weekend of November 2020 in NYC.


Up to 4 projects will be awarded. The highest award amount possible is $5,000. Research support and expenses are the responsibility of the sponsor.

All supporting documents submitted directly from the applicant should be typed single spaced in Times New Roman Font Size 12. Page Margins should be 1” for top, bottom, left, and right margins. Please do not use page borders or text boxes.

The deadline to submit your application and all supplemental materials is March 2, 2020 11:59 PM EST. All applications submitted by regular mail should be received by March 2, 2020.


Email is the preferred method of submission for applications. The committee asks that all applications and supporting materials be sent as a single PDF File and emailed to

The file name for all applications submitted should be:
Applicant's Last Name, Applicant's First Name CAMS Fellowship2020.pdf

Please include the applicant's full name and Summer Fellowship 2020 in the Subject Line of the email when submitting the application.


Please send your application and supporting materials to: 
Attn: Scholarship Committee
11 East Broadway, Suite 4C, New York, NY 10038

1. CAMS Summer Research Fellowship Application 
2. Project Description (Maximum 5 pages) Must include the following: 
a. Summary/Background
b. Hypothesis

c. Specific Aims

d. Methods

e. Analysis Plan

f. Your Specific Role/Duties in the Project

g. Will you be receiving any additional funding for this project?

h. Any additional information that might be relevant to this project

3. A maximum of one page timeline for the work that you will personally complete in the 8 to 10 weeks.
4. Applicant's current Curriculum Vitae. Please include education & employment 
5. A Letter from the Applicant's Supervising Investigator Supporting the Research Project *
6. A Letter from the Dean of Students Verifying That The Applicant Is In Good Standing.*

*Please be advised that all letters of recommendation should be on official letterhead and accompanied by an actual signature. Any letters received not on letterhead and/or without a signature will not be accepted.Download the 2020 CAMS Summer Fellowship Application

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