The National Institutes of Health (NIH) established Oxford University Scholars in Biomedical Research program in 2001. Students enrolled in the program have the opportunity to work with two different research supervisors, one at the NIH intramural campus in Bethesda, Maryland, and one at Oxford University. Scholars partake in research in pursuit of earning a doctoral degree. Within the program, students develop their own research proposal and personalized plan of study with the help of their advisors and mentors.

The student’s scholarship is funded by their NIH mentor. This scholarship funds the student’s stipend, medical benefits, and travel expenses for four years of the program.

Who should apply

Students pursuing a doctoral degree who are interested in undertaking a collaborative research project in any area of biomedical investigation are encouraged to apply. More information about the program and applying can be found on the NIH website.