Graduate (PhD) Students

  • Graduate Partnerships Program
    Allows students to conduct research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland while they are pursuing a PhD in the biomedical sciences. Prospective PhD students must apply to university programs that have a formal partnership with NIH. Candidates must submit both the university application and the online Graduate Partnerships Program application. They also must meet the admission deadline established by each program and have U.S. citizenship or permanent residence. A stipend is provided.
  • Predoctoral Intramural Research Training Award Fellowship
    Provides support to trainees to conduct their doctoral thesis research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland under the guidance and direction of a senior investigator who will serve as the trainee's mentor. The program is available to students who are enrolled in doctoral programs in the biomedical sciences in accredited U.S. universities. Fellowships are granted for one year periods to support full-time training in NIH laboratories. The maximum duration of a fellowship will normally be three years or until the student receives the doctoral degree, whichever comes first. The stipend ranges depending on experience. U.S. citizenship or permanent residence is required.
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows (F31)
    Provides support to students who have identified a dissertation project and an appropriate dissertation director in an area of research supported by NIDCR as described in the Institutes Strategic Plan. Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree and must be enrolled in a PhDresearch program.They must be at the dissertation research stage of their doctoral training.
  • NRSA Institutional Research Training Grants (T32, T90/R90)
    NIDCR provides funds to institutions across the country to trainPhD students who wish to pursue careers in oral health research. Students should contact the training director at the particular institution(s) they are interested in to inquire about available opportunities. Trainees must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents.
Last Reviewed on
February 2018