In partnership with the College of Medicine Honors in Research program, The Translational Research Institute (TRI) is pleased to offer an exciting research experience to first and second year medical and pharmacy students. The TRI, through its Rural Research Network and programs, is looking for students interested in learning about and participating in community-based research focused in medically underserved, rural, and minority populations. The Translational Research Innovations and Partners (TRIP) program was developed to provide medical and pharmacy students with cross-cutting research experiences using innovations that facilitate research with rural partnerships. If you are a first or second year medical or pharmacy student looking for a summer research experience, we welcome you to apply to the TRI TRIP program in Rural Health. The program is being offered at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) campus in Little Rock, UAMS-Northwest campus in Fayetteville, and the research experience may include field research across communities in Arkansas, depending on research focus area. This program is funded, in part, by the National Center for the Advancement of Translational Science, NCATS grant UL1TR003107.


  1. How long does the program last? The TRIP Program lasts from May 30th 2024 - August 8th 2024
  2. What is the stipend amount for the program? $6,000.00 is provided to program scholars who comply with all programmatic requirements (e.g. engagement in ongoing research project(s), meeting periodically with investigator mentor, engagement in planned didactic programming). The stipend payout is usually mid-program.
  3. Is the selection process competitive? The selection process is very competitive.


  • Please complete the questions below to submit your application to the TRI Translational Research Innovations and Partnerships program.
  • If you have any questions or encounter any trouble, you may contact Assistant Director of Programs, Crystal Sparks at csparks@uams.edu.
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