NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars
- Since 2001, The National Institutes of Health and Oxford and Cambridge Universities in the U.K. have partnered to create an exciting collaborative doctoral training program in biomedical research.
- The NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program is one of the NIH Graduate Partnerships Programs (GPP), in which students obtain a doctoral degree from the university while taking advantage of research in laboratories at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
- Each Scholar designs an individualized research project with dual-mentoring by principal investigators at NIH and at one of the U.K. universities.
- Students begin their dissertation research by October of the first year they are enrolled and typically complete the Ph.D. in four years, a significant acceleration over the average time it takes to earn a Ph.D. in the U.S. The Scholars spend approximately half their time at each research location and select either the Oxford or Cambridge partnership shortly after admission to the program.
- You must be nominated by Franklin College.
- Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
- Outstanding academic performance and exceptional promise for a career in biomedical research are required. Previous laboratory research experience is a highly regarded qualification for this program.
- Students receive an annual stipend of at least $26,500, health insurance and other academic support while studying in the UK and at the NIH.
- All laboratory research expenses are covered and a $3,000 per year travel budget is available to each student.
- Each Scholar also receives a free laptop.
- The NIH is the largest biomedical research facility in the world and employs some of the nation’s most accomplished researchers including Nobel laureates.
- An option for combined MD/PhD training through a U.S. medical school is available to a limited number of students.
- Engagement in enrichment activities outside the lab enables Scholars to see first-hand the biomedical applications of medical research.
- A few examples include visits to biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical instrumentation companies, and meetings with science policy leaders.
- Campus due date: Please submit all required application materials by 5pm on November 14, 2012.
- Application deadline: 11:59pm EST, January 3, 2013
- Applications must be submitted electronically.
- Interview datesfor the Program areFebruary 22 and 23th, 2012. You must attend both days. The program will cover your transportation costs, lodging and most meals.
- Only the NIH GPP application is required for admission consideration to the NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program. University choices are collected at the time of interviews.
This portion of the GPP application collects your contact information, education history, standardized examination scores, submits requests for letters of reference, and requests partnership selections.
This portion of the GPP application collects your scientific discipline/research interests, research experience, publications, presentations, awards/honors, extracurricular activities, personal statement, and any additional information you wish to provide. In addition, you will need to upload PDF files of your transcripts and either your GRE or MCAT scores within this section. All applicants must submit a GRE or MCAT score except in exceptional circumstances with pre-approval from the Director of Admissions. Unofficial digital copies of these scores are sufficient to complete the application. However, students who are admitted to the program will be required to submit the official documents.
- THE PERSONAL STATEMENT
- ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
List at least 6 but no more than 10 tenured or tenure-track faculty members at NIH with whom you might be interested in working. Please list them in order of preference.
Dr. Hisaya Kitaoka