MaineHealth Institute for Research (MHIR) offers opportunities for medical students and clinical trainees to participate in mentored research projects. These projects are competitively assessed for institutional funding through our Mentored Research Grant Program.

Clinical trainees within the residency and fellowship programs at Maine Medical Center are encouraged to consider the Center for Molecular Medicine for translational research projects. These projects can be supported by institutional funds or by external fellowships.

Medical students and clinical trainees interested in research opportunities may reach out directly to researchers listed on our website at the links below:

Center for Molecular Medicine

Center for Interdisciplinary Population & Health Research

Center for Clinical and Translational Science

Mentored Research Grant Program

Funding through this program is available only to physician and nurse clinical trainees at the undergraduate (e.g. medical students, nursing students) and graduate (e.g. residents, fellows) levels.

  • Applicants are expected to have established a mentoring relationship with a more senior faculty or staff member who can guide them through their project.
  • Grants are awarded for a 1-year period of time.

For more information:  Mentored Research Grant Program