Student Fellowships & Awards

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The University of Cambridge-National Institutes of Health-Health Sciences Research Scholars Program is an interdisciplinary program designed to train outstanding students in various areas of biomedical research leading to a Doctor of Philosophy degree awarded by the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. The program combines the academic and research resources of the University of Cambridge and the NIH in a joint mentorship program. Research projects are collaborative agreements between Cambridge and NIH faculty which are designed with input from the student. Students will receive a stipend of $23,100 per year, health benefits and other academic support at Cambridge and the NIH.


Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, and must have undergraduate preparation in biology, chemistry (both inorganic and organic), physics, and mathematics. They must have an outstanding academic record and show exceptional promise for a career in biomedical research. Previous laboratory research experience is a strong qualification for this program. Qualified students enrolled in medical schools are encouraged to apply. Science students winning Marshall or Churchill Scholarships may apply for a joint NIH-Cambridge Scholarship that extends initial scholarship support to allow the pursuit of a doctoral degree.

Application Procedure

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