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National Institutes of Health-Oxford University-Cambridge University Scholars in Biomedical Research Program

Fully-funded scholarships for outstanding students available for accelerated Ph.D. or M.D. Ph.D. combined training

All students are *FULLY FUNDED* by the NIH for the duration of their doctoral work and receive a stipend. We now also offer support for combined M.D./PhD training in which the PhD is obtained at Oxford or Cambridge and the M.D. is obtained from one of the 41 top American medical schools that have Medical Scientist Training Programs.

The application is available online and easy to complete. There is no application fee and the application can be found at our newly launched website:

Two groundbreaking new doctoral programs in biomedical research, the Oxford University-National Institutes of Health (NIH) Scholars in Biomedical Research and the Cambridge University-NIH Health Sciences Research Scholars. *The application deadline of January 1, 2008 is fast approaching.* These programs are built on a unique arrangement in which students spend approximately two years at either Oxford or Cambridge and two years at the NIH working on a collaborative research project. Oxford and Cambridge have for centuries been two of the most prominent universities internationally and the NIH is the largest biomedical
research facility in the world with most of its activities located in Bethesda, MD, a suburb of Washington, D.C.

There is no standard curriculum in these programs and each student pursues an individualized course of study in which thesis work is initiated at the beginning of the first year. Because these are accelerated programs, students typically receive a Ph.D. or D. Phil. degree from Oxford or Cambridge in 3 to 5 years. These innovative programs grew out of the realization that the next generation of research scientists will increasingly need to think in an interdisciplinary fashion and to surmount the intellectual and experimental barriers that presently exist between traditional disciplines. All students become members of a college at Oxford or Cambridge and have an opportunity to immerse themselves in British academic life.

Bridget Lampert, M.S. Ed
Managing Director
NIH/Oxford/Cambridge Scholars Program
National NIH-MD/PhD Partnership Program
National Institutes of Health
Building 2 (Room 2W17)
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892-1892 USA


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