Awards

Research Experiences for Graduate and Medical Students

October 13, 2023

The Endocrine Society offers Research Experiences to support promising medical and graduate students who have demonstrated commitment to endocrine research and expressed interest in enhancing their professional development skills. The Research Experiences for Graduate and Medical Students (REGMS) program, formerly the Summer Research Fellowship program, includes a comprehensive series of activities that span beyond the summer and include involvement in a variety of engaging programs for early career scientists.

If you are planning, or even considering, a career in endocrine research, become a part of the REGMS program specifically designed to support opportunities for students to participate in collaborative research in global laboratories, receive expert advice from dedicated mentors, build professional networks by connecting with peers and other professionals in the field, and acquire skills that will help advance their academic and professional careers.

Our 2024 application period is now closed.


Nominations

  • Nominations Application Open: October 16, 2023
  • Application Deadline:  January 20, 2024
  • Notification: Nominees will receive a notification regarding applications by February 16, 2024.

For questions contact pd@endocrine.org.

Please Note: Members are eligible to receive one travel award or travel reimbursement per meeting. If you are selected for more than one travel award you will receive the higher monetary value.

Summer Research and Year-Round Experiences

All REGMS awardees will participate in an 8-10-week summer research project in a lab under the guidance of an Endocrine Society member. Students will receive a $2,500 honorarium to help supplement costs incurred during the summer research period.

The REGMS program requires participation in an 8-week summer webinar series, typically Mondays at 12:00 PM ET in July and August. The educational webinars will cover a range of career development topics.

In addition to an invaluable lab experience and career development webinar series, awardees will participate in:

  • Virtual research talks to present their work to peers and mentors;
  • Expanded science education and career development with the opportunity to attend ENDO 2025, our annual meeting, to present their research. Participants will receive a $1500 travel grant to attend the meeting;
  • Career building opportunities to showcase their research in Society publications;
  • Leadership and team building through volunteer and service activities; and
  • The Early Career Forum, our premier workshop for trainees interested in exploring career options, learning how to make smooth career transitions, connecting with experts in endocrine science and practice, and more.

Eligibility Criteria

Student applicants must meet the following requirements at the time of application:

  • Must be an active member in the Endocrine Society for the duration of the program. Join Now or renew your membership for 2024. 
  • Must be a 1st to 3rd year medical or graduate student.
  • Must be enrolled in school full-time and not employed as a research assistant.

Mentors must meet the following requirements at the time of application:

  • Must be active members in the Endocrine Society. Join Now or renew your membership for 2024.
  • Only one application per mentor may be submitted.

Please see Application Requirements page for a full list of requirements.

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I dearly enjoyed REGMS last summer - much of what I learned has impacted me both in and out of research. It has made me think seriously on Endocrinology as a career goal, now going into my third year of medical school.”

Nicholas J Christakis , REGMS 2022 Cohort
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REGMS Experience

Ashley Herdman Describes her REGMS Experience

For medical and graduate students with a keen career interest in endocrine research, the Research Experiences for Graduate and Medical Students (REGMS) summer program has proven to be a worthy benefit — offering invaluable lab experiences, networking connections, and mentorships that last well beyond the summer months. Endocrine News caught up with one of the 14 REGMS awardees in 2021, Ashley Herdman, to learn more about her experiences.

For medical and graduate students with a keen career interest in endocrine research, the Research Experiences for Graduate and Medical Students (REGMS) summer program has proven to be a worthy benefit — offering invaluable lab experiences, networking connections, and mentorships that last well beyond the summer months. Endocrine News caught up with one of the 14 REGMS awardees in 2021, Ashley Herdman, to learn more about her experiences.

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