American Medical Association (AMA) Seed Grant Research Program

The AMA Foundation established the Seed Grant Research Program in 2000 to encourage medical students, physician residents and fellows to enter the research field. The program provides grants to supports medical students, physician residents, and fellows in conducting small research projects.

With a generous contribution from Genentech, Inc., in 2015 the AMA Foundation will be awarding research grants of up to $2,500 in the areas of cardiovascular/pulmonary diseases and pancreatic cancer and $5,000 in the area of neoplastic diseases. (Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., but opportunity is open to AMA and Non-AMA members)

Visit the AMSA website for more information. 


Various (applicants must be from USA) 

Contacts N/A
Program Type

Research, Training or Education

Funding Type




Global Health Topics

Basic Sciences, HIV/AIDS, Non-Communicable Diseases, Public Health


Medical students (MD); Post-doctoral students, residents, or trainees

Program Length

6 to 12 months

VU Affiliation

The program is not affiliated with Vanderbilt.


The program does not have a language requirement.