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Medical Alumni Society Grants

Thanks to generous support from the College of Medicine Medical Alumni Society, the Medical Alumni Society Student and Enrichment (faculty) grants help students and faculty to achieve educational and public service goals. Each year, $30,000+ is awarded to a diverse group of students, faculty, and student organizations for community service, research, global health and many other initiatives.

The bi-annual grants are designed to make an impact on medical education, the College of Medicine, and the community, by providing funding that may otherwise not be available. 


Click HERE​ to apply for a fall grant. Applications close September 3, 2019 at 5 pm. 

2019-20 Funding Cycles

Fall Grant Cycle 
  • Applications will be available August 1, 2019. Deadline to apply is September 3, 2019 
  • Projects need to take place between August 1, 2019 through January 1, 2020
  • Applicants will be notified mid-October. 
Spring Grant Cycle 
    • Applications will be available January 8, 2020. Deadline to apply is February 15, 2020
    • Projects need to take place between January 1, 2020 through August 1, 2020

    Each application will be judged according to the following criteria:
    1. Quality of educational experience
    2. Benefit to College of Medicine
    3. Benefit to society
    4. Cost-benefit of proposed project
    5. Neediness and quality of budgeting
    Limitations are as follows:​
    • Funding is limited; please only ask for what you need.
    • Roughly $15,000 is awarded each cycle.
    • Funding will not be awarded for domestic away rotations, or applications requesting funding to cover living expenses only.
    • Multiple applications benefiting the same organization will not be considered.
    • Students attending or presenting at a conference must communicate their level of involvement in the conference or professional meeting. Conference attendance will not be funded unless applicant is presenting either a podium presentation of a poster presentation. A podium presentation may be awarded an amount up to $300, and a poster presentation may be awarded an amount up to $250 based upon available funds. 
    • Funds must be used to offset costs; excess funds must be returned.
    • Students must withdraw their application and notify the Alumni Office immediately if they are no longer in need of funding (e.g. withdraw of proposal, conference proposal not accepted, alternative funding secured) by email to medalum@osumc.edu​
    • Committee retains the right to request receipts verifying expenditures, and to demand the return of funds improperly used. ​
    • Applications are blind reviewed by a committee made up of current students and Medical Alumni Society Board of Governors Student Relations Committee​.
    • Applicants will be notified of all decisions in October (Fall cycle) and March (Spring cycle).

    If you have questions, please call (614) 366-1642 or email medalum@osumc.edu