Research Presentation Award

Students who are accepted to present original clinical, basic science or educational scholarship (usually in the form of an oral presentation or poster) at a regional, national, or international meeting will be considered for a Special Needs research presentation award upon submission of an application for such funding.

Points to keep in mind:

  • The research must have been conducted while a student at the University of Michigan Medical School.
  • You must be enrolled at UMMS at the time of the conference.
  • You must be the primary presenter (e.g. lead author on poster).
  • Only one award per presentation (i.e. if co-presenting, only one is eligible).
  • Only one award of this type will be offered each academic year.
  • The maximum award in grant funds is $1000. If approved expenses exceed the maximum grant allowance, long-term low-interest institutional loans are available to cover the additional need.
  • Eligible expenses include conference registration, transportation costs, lodging and meals.
  • Please explore alternative funding mechanisms such as the department with which your research was done, the PI for grant support.
  • Funds are generally awarded after conference has occurred. Funds are advanced only if waiting until the expenses have been incurred would cause an extreme hardship.
  • Application and supporting documentation must be submitted no later than 45 days after conference occurs.

To apply for funding, submit:

  • Your Special Needs application.
  • A letter of acceptance or invitation to participate in the meeting/conference.
  • Receipts for your expenses (transportation, lodging, conference registration, etc.).


Effective January 1, 2017, participation on panels, train-the-trainers, or workshops will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the Associate Dean's Office.

Submit a Special Needs application and document your expenses.