Tartar Trust Fellowships support research projects and research career development in the School of Medicine. Faculty members, fellows, and students in the School of Medicine who are Oregon residents may apply.
Fellowship funds may be used to:
- Assist qualified graduate students in their research programs
- Provide released time for a graduate teaching assistant for purposes of advancing the individual’s degree research
- Support specially endowed medical students to engage in research during the summer or a term of the academic year
- Extend appointments of qualified postdoctoral investigators
- Provide released time or summary salary for a faculty member
- Provide young members with a brief period of special research training as guests at other institutions
- Provide support for an individual to perform research on an urgent short-term problem relating to human diseases
The $2,000 award term is one year. View the guidelines and application for the Tartar Trust Fellowship.
Recent projects supported in part by Tartar Trust Fellowships
- Reena Clements, a neuroscience graduate student in the Wright lab, demonstrated new information on retinal development and visual system abnormalities present in a form of muscular dystrophy
- Claudio Mello, M.D., Ph.D., made a discovery that may provide insight into the mechanism that enables people to master hearing and speech.