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GPP Institutional Partnership - Long-Form Application for Prospective PhD Students

GPP Application System Opening Soon!

Applicants to the NIH-University Institutional Partnerships listed below must submit the GPP Application for Institutional Partnerships by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2015 at 11:59PM ET in order to receive full admission consideration, unless otherwise noted. References must submit their letters of recommendation no later than MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2015 at 11:59PM ET. Failure to submit all required documents by the specified deadlines may adversely affect your application to the NIH/OITE Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP). To start your application, visit the GPP Application Center.

Eligibility Requirements

You must be a US citizen or US permanent resident, no exceptions. Matriculants must provide official transcripts for each university attended and must have been awarded at least a bachelor's degree by the matriculation date.

University Application Requirements

Several partnerships require the UNIVERSITY application to be submitted by the UNIVERSITY deadline to receive full admission consideration. Please review notes about the university applications / deadlines provided below.

NIH-University PartnershipUniversity Application Deadlines
Boston University - Bioinformatics

Boston University application for Fall 2016 admission is due by December 1, 2015.

Brown University - Neuroscience

Applicants having interest only in the Brown-NIH Neuroscience GPP must submit all application materials to NIH by December 1, 2015 for Fall 2016 admission, specifying the Brown-NIH program. After interviews, selected applicants will be invited to submit a formal application to Brown.

Applicants wishing to receive full consideration for both the Brown and the Brown-NIH programs should submit all application materials to Brown and NIH by December 1, 2015 for Fall 2016 admission.

George Washington University - Biomedical Sciences

GWU application for Fall 2016 admission is due by December 1, 2015 for all materials.

Georgetown University - Biomedical Sciences

GU application for Fall 2016 admission is due by December 1, 2015 for all materials.  Participating GU PhD Programs: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Tumor Biology

Johns Hopkins University - Cell, Molecular, Developmental Biology & Biophysics

Applicants wishing to be considered for Fall 2016 admission into the NIH-JHU Graduate Partnership Program need to submit ONLY the GPP application by the December 1, 2015, and do not need to apply to JHU. Applicants who are admitted to the NIH-JHU GPP will then be invited to submit a pro-forma application to JHU.

Applicants wishing to be considered independently for the JHU CMDB program should submit an application to JHU.

Consortia of Universities - Intramural MD/PhD Partnership See MD/PhD partnership Web Site for details
Consortia of Universities - Molecular Pathology / NCI

Application deadline for Fall 2016 admission is October 5, 2015 for full consideration.

Early decision applications must be received by August 31, 2015.

Consortia of Universities - Nursing and Biobehavioral Research / NINR

Applicants must already be enrolled in a PhD program in Nursing; therefore, no university application is required.

Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) - Neuroscience Direct application to the Karolinska is not required for admission.
University College London (England) - Neuroscience / NIMH External Link Direct application to the UCL is not required for admission.
University of Oxford (England) / University of Cambridge (England)

Direct application to Oxford or Cambridge is not required for admission.

(Updated July 30, 2015 at 12:31pm ET)