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National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program
January

http://oxcam.gpp.nih.gov/index.asp

The National Institutes of Health Oxford/Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research. It enables students to undertake a collaborative project in any area of biomedical investigation involving two mentors—one at the NIH intramural campus in Bethesda, Maryland and one at either Oxford or Cambridge University.

The students conduct research at both locations and potentially other sites including field work in Africa and elsewhere around the world. All students participate in the enriched environment of the residential colleges of the U.K. Universities and enjoy special educational opportunities that develop their understanding of disease outcomes and policy issues related to their studies.

The projects culminate in the award of a D.Phil or Ph.D. in science from either Oxford or Cambridge. Students may also pursue combined M.D./Ph.D. training through partnerships the program maintains with a broad range of American medical schools.

Distinguishing characteristics of the program include dual-mentoring by NIH and U.K. investigators on a collaborative project. This enables students to conceive and manage a research project on an international scale while completing the Ph.D. in about four years, half the time most American biomedical doctoral students invest in obtaining their degrees.

National Institutes of Health Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Program

https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/postdoc_irp

The Postbaccalaureate IRTA program and the National Cancer Institute's CRTA program provide opportunities for recent college graduates to spend a year engaged in biomedical research at the NIH. U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have received a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university and who have held the degree for less than two years are eligible to apply.

No deadline; applications accepted continuously.

National Institutes of Health Summer Internship Program
March

https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip

Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.

The Summer Internship Program is for students who will be sixteen years of age or older at the time they begin the program and who are currently enrolled at least half-time in high school or an accredited U.S. college or university. Students who have been accepted into a college or university program may also apply. To be eligible, candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Awards cover a minimum of eight weeks, with students generally arriving at the NIH in May or June.

National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program
March

https://ugsp.nih.gov/

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers:

  • Scholarship support
  • Paid research training at the NIH during the summer
  • Paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation

The NIH UGSP will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years.

Research Training at the NIH
For each full or partial scholarship year, you are committed to two NIH service obligations. The obligations themselves are benefits of the UGSP—providing you with invaluable research training and experience at the NIH.

  1. 10-week Summer Laboratory Experience. After each year of scholarship support, you will train for 10 weeks as a paid summer research employee in an NIH research laboratory. This employment occurs after the receipt of the scholarship award. Each scholar will be assigned to an NIH researcher and an NIH postdoctoral fellow, who will serve as mentors. You will also attend formal seminars and participate in a variety of programs.
  2. Employment at the NIH after Graduation. After graduation, you will continue your training as a full-time employee in an NIH research laboratory. You must serve 1 year of full-time employment for each year of scholarship.
Pasteur Foundation Summer Internship Program
December

http://www.pasteurfoundation.org/internships.shtml

Each year, four laboratories at the Institut Pasteur are chosen to host U.S. undergraduates.

During the internships, interns will carry out research supervised by a lab mentor. Applicants should be eager to engage with a different culture, and self-sufficient enough to arrange travel and secure housing in Paris. Depending on availability, affordable housing in a residence on campus may be possible. Interns will receive a living allowance of $400 per week for a total maximum of $4,000. Travel/housing are not paid by this program, but a $300 subsidy is provided and intended to defray costs of travel and requisite insurance.

Eligibility: Applicants must 1) be undergraduates with an excellent academic record and a strong interest in biosciences and biomedical research (prior lab experience is highly recommended); 2) have completed three full years (six semesters) of college course work by the time the internship commences; and 3) not have received an undergraduate degree at the time of application. Knowledge of French or desire to learn it is advisable. This program is open to U.S. citizens only.

Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Program

https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/postdoc_irp

The Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) program and the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) provide opportunities for recent college graduates to spend a year engaged in biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Trainees work side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. Fellowships are available in the more than 1250 intramural laboratories of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which are located on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Phoenix, AZ; Hamilton, MT; and Detroit, MI.

To be eligible to apply for this program, candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, must have graduated from an accredited U.S. college or university with a bachelor's degree, and must begin training within two years of receipt of the undergraduate degree. In addition, during their tenure in the program Postbaccalaureate IRTAs are expected to initiate the application process for graduate or medical school. (The program is also open to individuals who have been accepted into graduate or medical degree programs and who have written permission from the school to defer matriculation for up to one year.) The duration of the program is normally one year; it can be extended for one additional year depending on satisfactory trainee performance and continued availability of funds.

Stipend and benefits
The stipends for Postbaccalaureate IRTA trainees are adjusted yearly. For details, see the Trainee Stipends page. (CRTA stipends are comparable.) Supplements are provided for prior experience. Benefits include health insurance for the trainee and his/her family. In cooperation with a committee consisting of Postbaccalaureate and Technical IRTA Fellows, the Office of Intramural Training & Education sponsors a wide variety of career development and social activities.

Application Procedures
Prospective applicants should apply electronically via the Internet. The electronic application requires submission of a curriculum vitae, a list of the applicant's publications, a cover letter describing the applicant's research interests and career goals, and the names and contact information for three references. Prospective candidates must apply online. Individuals who do not have access to the Internet are encouraged to visit a local library.

Selection
Applications are reviewed and selections are made by scientists in the Institutes and Centers of the NIH on an on-going basis. Candidates will be informed of their selection by the hiring Institute.

Successful candidates will be required to submit the following

documentation to their Institute or Center prior to beginning their training:

Official college or university transcripts. Proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status. U.S. citizens may submit a copy of their birth certificate or passport. Permanent residents will need to provide a copy of their alien registration card

Leave
Postbaccalaureate IRTAs are allowed to observe Federal holidays. In addition, preceptors may, at their discretion, excuse Postbaccalaureate IRTA fellows from their training assignment for reasonable cause such as ill-health, personal emergencies, maternity care, etc. Preceptors may also grant excused absence for a reasonable period (up to 3 weeks annually except under unusual circumstances) to allow for vacation and personal relaxation as well as time off for graduate or medical school interviews. Postbaccalaureate IRTA trainees are not employees and do not, therefore, accrue vacation or sick leave.

Taxes, Social Security, and retirement
Since IRTA trainees are not employees, they are not eligible to participate in the Federal retirement system. No deductions are withheld from their stipends for either Social Security or Medicare. (It is the opinion of the NIH legal advisor that IRTA trainees are not considered self-employed for the purposes of the Social Security Act and therefore need not make Social Security or Medicare payments on their own behalf.)

IRTA Fellowships are subject to federal, state, and local income taxes. However, no deductions are taken from the stipend for this purpose, and in January the trainee receives a Form 1099 (rather than a W2) reporting earnings for the prior calendar year. Trainees should be certain to set aside funds to cover their income taxes and may be required to submit quarterly estimated tax returns. IRTA trainees should consult their local IRS office if they have tax questions. The Office of Intramural Training and Education works with trainee groups to sponsor an annual tax workshop.