The ENGAGE summer research training program supports undergraduate or medical students interested in stem cell and regenerative medicine research. Students are provided opportunities for scientific growth by working with our renowned scientific investigators.

Trainee Award

National Center for Regenerative Medicine will fund undergraduate or medical student research training projects. Each award will total $3,000.00, and an additional $500.00 will be given to the hosting laboratory for research materials and supplies.

Submission Deadline

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by 5pm ET

Duration of Award

The funded project is expected to last for 8 weeks.

Training Site

The training site should conduct research related to stem cells and regenerative medicine and have an established research program as indicated by the following criteria.

  1. Successful extra- and/or intramural competitive grant funding;
  2. Current IRB-approved clinical, or laboratory investigations;
  3. Research presentations at national or international meetings;
  4. Publications in peer-reviewed journals;
  5. Dedicated funds, space, and support personnel available to ensure successful completion of summer project.


Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

ENGAGE Medical Student Award

  • Enrolled in medical school at Case Western Reserve University or Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
  • Good academic standing
  • Completed at least one year of medical school

ENGAGE Undergraduate Student Award

  • Enrolled in an accredited college or university
  • Good academic standing
  • Enrolled in School during fall/spring semesters preceding the summer term.


Please submit your applications to ncrm-training@case.edu as one pdf file consisting of: 

  • ENGAGE application
  • Applicant's resume/ Curriculum Vitae
  • Brief summary of career goals and interest in stem cells and regenerative medicine research (1 page) 
  • Letter of support from project mentor
  • Project proposal (2-3 pages):
    • Project title
    • Project overview
    • Future implication for therapeutic discovery and/or patient care