ALLIANT Health Solutions/NMF Research Program

The ALLIANT scholarship, established in 2018, has transitioned to become a service-learning program in 2023. Scholars have the opportunity to conduct a mentored research paper focused on a health care issue of their choice, with the goal of improving or extending life, or of healing on a community, national or global level. Potential areas for investigation may include: community health, maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality, aging, Alzheimer’s or related dementias, vascular or cardiac disease, renal disease, lung disease, etc.

This program provides a $7,000 scholarship to two underrepresented students of medicine enrolled in an accredited medical program in the following U.S. States: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Texas.

2024 applications will be open June 17 - August 12, 2024 11:59 pm ET

Scholar Eligibility

  • Underrepresented in Medicine*
  • Enrolled in an accredited medical program in the following US States: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Texas
  • MD, DO, including dual degree programs

* 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.

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Program Structure

The 2024-25 Alliant Health Solutions Program will be implemented November 2024 - April 2025. Selected scholars will be required to conduct a mentored research project focused on a specific health care issue of their choice. During the six months of the program, scholars will be engaged in regular check-ins with their assigned ALLIANT mentor and monthly updates detailing the progress of their projects. At the completion of the program, (end of April), scholars will present their work to their ALLIANT mentors and key ALLIANT staff.

Additional Program Elements:

  • Virtual Program Orientation (November 2024)
  • Virtual Practice Presentation Sessions (March 2025)