Part of the Robert A. Winn Diversity in Clinical Trials Award Program, the Robert A. Winn Clinical Investigator Pipeline Program (CIPP) is a summer service-learning externship that introduces talented medical students (MD, DO, MD/PhD, DO/PhD) of diverse backgrounds to clinical research in community-based settings (e.g., community health centers, safety net hospitals, clinical research organizations).

The Winn CIPP offers a distinctive approach to increasing diversity in clinical trials by offering rising second, third and fourth year medical students a six-week intensive and immersive summer service-learning experience in communities where underrepresented patients receive care. Students gain exposures to clinical research, acquire community engagement and leadership skills, and are mentored by early-stage clinical investigators participating in the Robert A. Winn Career Development Award Program.

Students each receive a $5,000 scholarship stipend to cover travel, living, and lodging expenses during the service-learning period.

The 2022 Winn CIPP

Program Dates:

  • June 13 to July 22, 2022

Placement Cities:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • New Orleans, LA
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Seattle, WA
  • St. Louis, MO

Application Timeline:

  • 2022 applications opened on November 15, 2021, and closed on February 15, 2022, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time
  • Award notification: March 21, 2022*

      *  Dates are subject to change.

Eligible Candidates

Winn CIPP candidates must meet the following eligibility:

  • Medical student in an accredited U.S. medical school
  • Student underrepresented in medicine**
  • U.S citizen or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status

** NMF designates the following racial/ethnic groups as underrepresented in medicine: African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian American (Vietnamese and Cambodian only), Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.

Please visit the program website for more information: