SBRP - NIH Supported Short Term Biomedical Research Training Program

We are pleased to announce our NIH Supported Short Term Biomedical Research Training Program (SBRP) for Early-Branch students (GY2022 cohort). 

The program will pay approximately 4,000 dollars as a stipend for 8 weeks of research.  To participate in the program, you must take a research elective (Course: MEDADM 8448) as a consecutive 8 week block in either April/May or May/June of 2021. 

Students must submit a research proposal online that will be due on Jan 29, 2021. The program funds all types of research including basic science, clinical research, outcomes research, education research, device innovation etc. as long as it is hypothesis driven. 

The proposal has a student and mentor section (see below).  First, the student completes the proposal online which is then forwarded to the mentor who approves the proposal and completes their section.  Once both sections are complete, the proposals will be reviewed by a selection committee. We are authorized to fund 32 positions from NIH funds but will fund additional students with meritorious applications at the 4,000-dollar level using funds that donors have provided for student research.   A minimum of 2,000 dollars will be provided to students if they are not selected for full funding.  

Another criterion that may be used to determine if a proposal will be funded from gift funds or the NIH will be relevance to the mission of NHLBI (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) which is the NIH institute that funds our program

The award will be paid to you as a stipend.  If you are receiving maximal financial aid the award may be applied against your loans rather than paid as a stipend.  If you think this might apply to you contact medfinaid@umich.edu

MSTP students are not eligible for the program as they are supported by another NIH grant.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Ben Margolis (bmargoli@med.umich.edu).