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Deadline: 12/01/2024 (Tentative)
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NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program

The NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research careers. Successful applicants will spend half their time at the National Institutes of Health and the remainder at either Oxford or Cambridge in an intensive, research-driven, dual-mentored degree program. Students begin work to develop a dual-mentored thesis that meets their academic and research goals immediately upon acceptance. The scholar’s doctorate, usually completed in four years, is conferred by either Oxford or Cambridge, depending on where their research is done; hence applicants must meet requirements for acceptance into the graduate program of the relevant University. It is extremely important that applicants identify and contact potential PIs at specific labs as early as possible to determine their best fit and whether there is mutual interest in with potential PIs becoming their research mentors. (Application opens each year in late August)

Deadline: December 1, 2023 - (deadlines may vary for specific partnerships)

Penn’s Application Process

  • While the NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program does not require Penn’s nomination, CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to you.

Contact Information

Dr. Wallace Genser
Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships 
3539 Locust Walk, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
You may schedule an appointment with Dr. Genser



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Graduate Study, Research


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