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Oxford/Cambridge-National Institutes Of Health Biomedical Research Scholars Program

The next application deadline is in January, 2007. Oxford and Cambridge are formally separate programs, but admissions are combined so students choose after acceptance.

PhD Program

The NIH, and Oxford and Cambridge Universities in Britain, have
established a collaborative graduate program in biomedical sciences.
Students typically spend 2 years in England at either school, pursuing
tutorials and research on a collaborative project with an NIH intramural
scientist. They then typically spend about two years in Bethesda,
Maryland, continuing their thesis research project at the NIH, with
doctoral degrees awarded by Oxford or Cambridge upon completion.
The NIH is the largest biomedical research facility in the world and has
trained over 100 Nobel laureates. Students design their own project in
consultation with faculty.

Stipend

Students receive a stipend of $24,000 per year, health benefits and other
academic support in England and at the NIH until degree completion. We
now also offer full support for combined M.D./Ph.D training.

History

The program began accepting students in 2001 and now has over 50
students enrolled, working at Oxford, Cambridge, and the NIH. About 14
new students from all over the U.S.will be admitted to the program to start
in the summer of 2006.

Eligibility

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a Bachelor’s
degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, and must have courses
in biology, chemistry (both inorganic and organic), physics, and
mathematics. Outstanding academic performance and exceptional promise
for a career in biomedical research are important. Previous laboratory
research experience is a strong qualification for this program.

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The next application deadline is in January, 2007. Oxford and Cambridge are formally separate programs, but admissions are combined so students choose after acceptance.

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