National Institutes of Health (NIH)/Oxford/Cambridge Scholars Program in Biomedical Research
The National Institutes of Health Oxford/Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research. It enables students to undertake a collaborative project in any area of biomedical investigation involving two mentors--one at the NIH intramural campus in Bethesda, Maryland and one at either Oxford or Cambridge University. The students conduct research at both locations and potentially other sites including field work in Africa and elsewhere around the world. All students participate in the enriched environment of the residential colleges of the U.K. Universities and enjoy special educational opportunities that develop their understanding of disease outcomes and policy issues related to their studies. The projects culminate in the award of a D.Phil or Ph.D. in science from either Oxford or Cambridge. Students may also pursue combined M.D./Ph.D. training through partnerships the program has established with a broad range of American medical schools. Oxford and Cambridge are formally separate programs, but combine admissions so students choose after acceptance. The deadline for applications is in January with interviews conducted in February. Applicants do not submit a research proposal or an application to Oxford or Cambridge until after award of the NIH scholarship.