Indiana University

MAHE - IUSM-FW Student Research Program

The Student Research Fellowship Program is a structured program developed to provide students with basic research skills and practical experience in conducting research independently. Students gain valuable experience assessing the validity of current clinical practice standards. Research methods and data analysis strategies are emphasized.

Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students in good academic standing desiring a career in healthcare or related field may apply. First- and second-year medical students are eligible to apply to this program. Additionally, positions are reserved for advanced degree nursing, pharmacy, law, physician assistant and social science students. Review criteria for selection include strong academic records, personal achievement and integrity, research skills and experience, and/or recommendations from scholastic advisors. 

Program componentsThis comprehensive program is comprised of an academic component as well as a practical component. The students will be required to successfully complete the required modules on research based on their academic level.  Sponsors/Preceptors will be encouraged to participate in the recruitment of students and to provide students with guidance and workspace.  As a part of the practical component of the program, students will be expected to lead data collection, analysis and report preparation for research projects developed by the Preceptors.

Progress milestones: Each student will be expected to attend a series of meetings.  The purpose of these meetings is to provide research fellows with additional information on the preparation of abstracts, manuscripts, and data analysis.  The meetings serve as a forum to present preliminary data and to become acquainted with other students and mentors.

In order to receive a completion certificate, students must prepare and submit a project abstract, poster, and a research paper evaluated and approved by his/her preceptor.

Application Instructions

To be considered for the 2015 Student Research Fellowship Program applicants must complete and submit the SRFP application by 5:00 p.m. on Feb. 15, 2015 by email to

Two (2) letters of recommendation are required.  One letter must be from a faculty member at the school in which you are attending.  Each letter of recommendation should be submitted directly to Gina Bailey, at

Apply now:  SRFP Application

Student Notification

Students will be notified of acceptence into the program on or after March 30, 2015.



For additional information about the Student Research Fellowship Program, please contact Gina Bailey from IU School of Medicine at (260)481-6731 or