NIH-Cambridge Scholars Program

The National Institutes of Health-University of Cambridge Health Science interdisciplinary program offers students the opportunity to receive training in biomedical or clinical research in pursuit of a Doctor of Philosphy degree from the Univeristy of Cambridge.  Students study and work at both institutions as their projects are co-mentored by a research investigator at NIH and a faculty member at the University of Cambridge and spend approximately half their time at both institutions.  The program offers support for a living stipend, health insurance, travel allowances, and other educational expenses.  Typically, students can complete the program in 3 to 4 years, although NIH provides funding for up to 5 years.


Admission to the first year class is restricted to US citizens and permanent residents.
Applicants must have an undergraduate degree by the time of admission. 

Georgetown University Application Process:

University Nomination is not required.  For further information, please contact Lauren Tuckley of the Center for Research and Fellowships at and visit the program website.

Application Deadline:

December 2021