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Research Funding & Facilities

During the research phase of Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) training, students benefit from Northwestern University's billion-dollar research enterprise, which provides rich opportunities to pursue interdisciplinary translational research in life sciences, biomedical engineering, bioinformatics and many other areas at some of the most technologically advanced facilities in the nation. Northwestern is also home to 50 core facilities on the Chicago and Evanston campuses that help facilitate and accelerate research conducted by students and faculty. 

Browse some of the facilities and centers frequently used by MSTP students below and visit the Northwestern Office of Research site to view all centers and institutes.

MSTP Funding Opportunities

All MSTP students are required to submit an application for National Research Service Award (NRSA) F30 or F31 fellowship during the first or second year of graduate school. Students receive a monetary reward upon submission of an NRSA fellowship application and another for a successful application resulting in a funded fellowship. 

Students applying for an NRSA should notify the MSTP office at least two months in advance of their expected submission date so the program can prepare supporting documentation for their application. MSTP Associate Director Melissa Brown, PhD, is also available to meet with students one-on-one for guidance as they prepare their submission.

Funding announcements for these grants can be found below:

Students should consult with their thesis advisors and other mentors to learn about additional funding opportunities for which they may be eligible. Some additional opportunities can be found below: