Before beginning the application process for the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) School of Medicine Research Award, please ensure you meet both of these eligibility criteria. You must:

  • Be in your first year of training at the UPR School of Medicine. You must be a student in good standing at the UPR School of Medicine and anticipate completing your first year of medical school before June 1, 2022. The research experience would take place the summer after your first year of medical school.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident. Permanent residents must have a U.S. Permanent Resident Card (form I-551) or other verification of their legal status as a permanent resident. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.