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STEM & Medical Programs

Center for Disease Control and Prevention  Whether you are on a career track or deciding on which career you would like to pursue, CDC has many diverse fellowship, internship, training, and volunteer opportunities for students and professionals.  Many of these opportunities provide invaluable experience and potentially offer clear cut paths to exciting careers with CDC.

DOE Science Graduate Student Research Program The goal of the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories.  The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories.

Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study The Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study promote the development of scholars who will assume leadership roles in science, especially among college and university faculties responsible for developing the next generation of scientists. The fellowships are open to PhD students who are: motivated toward careers as academic scientists; from racial, ethnic, and other underrepresented groups in science, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds; and, committed to the advancement of diversity and inclusion in science.

Hertz Fellowships supports 5 years of graduate study ($32,000/9-month stipend) leading to a Ph.D. in the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences. “Applied” for the Hertz Foundation “is broadly construed to mean fields of endeavor in which one applies, invents, and/or develops results from the basic physical sciences to generate solutions to problems of comparatively near-term, widespread human interest.” The fellowship is intended to provide not only significant merit-based financial funding, but also an extensive scientific network to assist Fellows in their future careers.​

HHMI International Student Research Fellowships support outstanding international graduate students who are pursuing a PhD in the United States and have demonstrated high potential to be research pioneers and scientific innovators.​

Howard Hughes Medical Research Fellows encourages the development of future medical-scientists by providing a year of full-time, mentored laboratory research training to medical, dental, and veterinary students who have demonstrated an interest in and commitment to biomedical research, but who are enrolled in a medical, dental, or veterinary school but not enrolled in an MD/PhD (or equivalent) program.

Imperial College London President's PhD Scholarships If you are a high performing undergraduate or Master's student and have a strong desire to undertake a PhD programme at a world class research institution, you could be selected to receive full tuition fees and a generous stipend for a PhD place at Imperial College London. The President’s PhD Scholarships aims to provide up to 50 research students with great potential the opportunity to work within their chosen research field with the support of an excellent supervisor. Deadline November 1st.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships highly competitive, portable fellowships awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines. NDSEG confers high honors upon its recipients, and allows them to attend whichever U.S. institution they choose. NDSEG Fellowships last for three years and pay for full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance (this excludes dental and vision insurance).​

NIH MD-PHD Partnership Training Program  The MD/PhD PartnershipTraining Program is designed to encourage the success and development of students pursuing a future as physician-scientists in basic and translational biomedical research. The program fosters innovative and interdisciplinary PhD partnerships in an accelerated setting with a completion time of approximately four years. Scholars enrolled in this program have the opportunity to take advantage of the unique resources available at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including the NIH Clinical Research Center and the many options for collaboration provided by the NIH Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP). There are opportunities available for students who have just finished their Bachelor’s degrees and are looking to apply to medical school, students who are currently enrolled in medical school, and students who are currently in the NIH Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP).

NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program An accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research careers.  Scholars receive either a PhD or MD/PhD with joint mentorship from researchers at NIH and either Oxford or Cambridge as well as partner medical schools (MD).

NIH Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award  The NIH Postbac IRTA program (CRTA, Cancer Research Training Award, in the National Cancer Institute) provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/pharmacy) school an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH. Postbac IRTAs/CRTAs work side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The Postbac IRTA/CRTA Program is for college graduates who received their bachelor's degrees less than two years prior to the date they begin the program. To be eligible, candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. In addition, they must intend to apply to graduate or professional school during their tenure in the program. The stipends for trainees are adjusted yearly; the level depends on prior experience.

NIH Postbacc Research Education Program (PREP) awards encourage individuals from underrepresented groups who hold a recent baccalaureate degree in a biomedically relevant area of study to pursue a research doctorate. PREP participants receive support to work as apprentice scientists in a mentor’s laboratory and participate in courses for skills development. All individuals selected as participants should intend to apply for a Ph.D. and/or a dual-doctoral (such as an M.D.-Ph.D.) degree program in the biomedical sciences during or immediately following completion of the PREP program.

NYC Public Health Internship Program - Training the next generation of public-health leaders is at the heart of our mission. Through our health and research training programs, undergraduate, graduate, and professional students can work with experienced mentors confronting real-life challenges in the field. The Health Department’s training programs include a 10-12 week, full-time summer course, and a part-time course during the academic year. Participants gain experience in planning, research, administration, and evaluation.