The University of Notre Dame and Feinstein Institute for Medical Research (FIMR) Precision Medicine Research Fellowships are competitive awards given annually to highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students from Notre Dame that enable them to spend eight weeks in summer residence conducting laboratory and clinical research at the Feinstein Institute in Manhasset, New York.

Notre Dame's Precision Medicine Research Fellowships

It is anticipated that four summer fellowships will be awarded. The fellowships are concurrent with FIMR’s existing visiting scholars program, which takes place from approximately June 1 to July 31 each year. Only students enrolled in the University of Notre Dame through the end of the fellowship period are eligible to apply.

The Feinstein Institute, which is part of the 21-hospital Northwell Health system, recruits more than 15,000 patients each year into over 2,100 studies. These fellowships, sponsored by Institute for Precision Health, afford Notre Dame students an opportunity to experience hands-on research in a world-class setting.

Each student applies to work in a specific lab at FIMR and, thus, must understand the interests and capabilities of participating labs before submitting an application. Please refer to Precision Medicine Fellowship Brochure 2021.

Deadline

The online application is now closed. Please check back November 2022

How to Apply

Precision Medicine - Feinstein Institute Fellowship (DO NOT fill out or submit the online application at the Feinstein Institute's website for their own internships--those will not be accepted by this program). The application requires a CV, transcripts, faculty recommendation letter, and a list of the top three FIMR labs each student would like to work in.

Requirements of awardees:

  • All students who receive an award must complete and sign all necessary FIMR documents, including a Visiting Scholar Agreement and Questionnaire, before they can start their fellowship. In doing so, they agree to comply with all of the institute’s policies related to research procedures and conduct, safety, intellectual property, confidentiality, federal regulations, etc.
  • Each graduate student will need to have a signed statement of approval from their Advisor in regards to their eight weeks off campus.
  • Each undergraduate recipient must sign a University of Notre Dame Undergraduate Research Opportunity Waiver, Release, and Indemnification Agreement for work to be conducted off-campus.
  • All awardees, graduate and undergraduate, must sign an FIMR/ND Precision Medicine Research Fellowship Agreement, which includes a commitment to submit a written final report on their research and fellowship experience by the end of the summer, as well as three photos of the student engaged in research-related activities.

Program Details

Undergraduate Students: Each undergraduate student receives a total stipend of $5,600 ($700/week for eight weeks) to cover daily living expenses.

Graduate Students: Awards to graduate students are treated as paid internships and equal the current summer stipend rate for graduate students or $5,600 for the eight week period, whichever is greater.

For all students, the cost of transportation to and from FIMR and their home or campus is covered (within reason and subject to approval). The Feinstein Institute provides co-ed apartment housing on the institute’s campus, which is a 30-minute train ride from New York City, at no cost to the fellows.

Questions

Please direct questions to Corrine Hornbeck at 631-7385 or chornbec@nd.edu.