NIH-Wellcome Trust Program
About the Program
This partnership between the Trust and the National Institutes of Health unites the two organizations through their shared interest in promoting the training of exceptional students in international collaborative biomedical research. The program provides successful candidates with scientific and financial support that enables them to train in some of the best laboratories in academic institutions in the UK/Republic of Ireland and the NIH. Though the program is managed at NIH through the NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program, it should be emphasized that students are free to select labs at any academic institution in the UK or the Republic of Ireland.
What Does the Scheme Provide?
Applicants must be a UK/European Economic Area (EEA) national with (or be in your final year and expected to obtain) a first or upper-second-class honors degree or an equivalent EEA graduate qualification. Applicants must also have:
Please visit the Wellcome Trust website for downloadable application forms and instructions regarding how to apply. This is an annual competition, and applicants for funding in the 2011 academic year must complete and submit their application forms in November (check w/Wellcome staff for exact dates). Applicants must send an electronic copy (as a Word document) of the completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org and a signed original to:
Dr. Heather Chaffey, Grants Advisor
215 Euston Road
London NW1 2 BE, UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7611 863
Late applications will not be accepted. Interviews for short-listed candidates will be held at the Wellcome Trust offices in London (dates TBA). Successful candidates will be expected to formally accept their award prior to attending an induction period at NIH in August/September. Please click here for more information on the induction period and the matriculation process.
Daniel Douek M.D., Ph.D., Wellcome Trust/NIH Studentship Program Director and Deputy Director
Dr. Jason Brenchley, Ph.D., Deputy Director