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The Wellcome Trust (The Trust) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have developed a new partnership that will provide opportunities for the most promising post-graduate students to undertake international, collaborative four-year PhD training based in both a U.K./Republic of Ireland academic institution and the intramural campus of the NIH at Bethesda.
About the Program
This partnership unites 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, which enables them to train in some of the best academic laboratories in the U.K./Republic of Ireland and the NIH. Though the program is managed at the NIH, through the NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program (OxCam), it should be emphasized that students are free to select labs at any academic institution in the U.K. or the Republic of Ireland.
What Does the Scheme Provide?
Applicants must be a U.K./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 must typically complete and submit their application forms in November (check Wellcome Trust 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. Shewly Choudhury
Deputy Head of Basic Careers
215 Euston Road
London NW1 2 BE, U.K.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7611 8699
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.
Dr. Daniel Douek MD, PhD
Wellcome Trust/NIH Studentship Program Director
Dr. Jason Brenchley, PhD