John K. Robinson Grant Application

John K. Robinson Grant in Memory of Dr. Kenneth D. Keusch

Kenneth D. Keusch, M.D. ’63, was many things. Some will say he was a wonderful physician and a superb human being. He labored on behalf of the School of Medicine through his work with the Alumni Association. In the end, he focused intensely on medical students and on behalf of their education. For those who worked closely with him, he was provocative. He made us think and he made us smile.

-Alberto Mitrani, M.D. ’84

The UMMSM Medical Alumni Association provides the John K. Robinson grant in memory of the contributions Kenneth D. Keusch, M.D. ’63 made to students, to the University, and to the field of radiology. This grant funds the travel and accommodation expenses for individual students accepted to present scholarly work at professional conferences. This grant is to support research in patient related projects, leadership programs, and community based participatory projects.


  • Student may only be awarded the John K. Robinson grant once within their academic career.
  • Student submitting must be the first author.
  • Student submitting must be presenting at a conference.
  • The research must be completed at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine on behalf of a faculty mentor.
  • Applications must be received at least 30 days prior to the date of a conference. Applications submitted within the 30 days of the presentation or conference date will not be considered.
  • M.D./Ph.D. candidates are only eligible to apply during the M.D. portion of their training.
  • $500 maximum on all travel grant requests, regardless of destination. Receipts are required.

Required application documents:

  • Completed John K. Robinson Travel Grant Application
  • Conference Acceptance Letter
  • Signed Faculty Member Statement of Support Form
  • Presentation (poster presentation, podium presentation, speech outline, slide deck, etc.)
  • Abstract, if available


  • Funds are limited and are on first-come, first served basis.
  • If awarded travel grant, receipts are required, equal to the outlined budget. Food is not eligible.
  • All travel award funds are reimbursements to students; funds are distributed after the conference or symposium.
  • It is at the discretion of the John K. Robinson Committee whether an application is accepted or denied.


Fall 2020 Semester Application Window: June 1, 2020 – November 6, 2020
Notification Date: Monday, November 23, 2020

Spring 2021 Semester Application Window: November 7, 2020 – April 9, 2021
Notification Date: Monday, April 26, 2021

Questions related to the John K. Robinson Grant should be directed to

If you have additional questions, please call or email Cristina Garcia.

Cristina Garcia, M.B.A.
Assistant Director of Career Services and Wellness
Office of Student Services
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Phone: (305) 243-7485 Fax: (305) 243-9229