The Medical Student Fellowship (MSF) encourages gifted medical school students to consider careers in eye research and allows them to take one year off from their studies to participate in a research project at an RPB-supported department of ophthalmology. RPB-supported Chairs may nominate a medical student prior to his/her third or fourth year of medical school. Only MD students are eligible; MD/PhD students are not eligible to apply. The award is $30,000. Two nomination deadlines per year.