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

INFORMATION FOR FALL 2021 ADMISSIONS 

(6 July 2020 at 9:25 ET)

Applicants to the NIH-University Institutional Partnerships listed below must submit the GPP Application for Institutional Partnerships by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2020 at 11:59PM ET in order to receive full admission consideration, unless otherwise noted. References must submit their letters of recommendation no later than THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2020 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 and deadlines provided below.

NIH-University Partnership

University Application Deadlines

Standardized Examination Score Requirements

Brown University - Neuroscience

Applicants having interest only in the Brown-NIH Neuroscience GPP must submit all application materials to NIH by December 1, 2020 for Fall 2021 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, 2020 for Fall 2021 admission.

GRE Scores are recommended, but not required.

Georgetown University - Biomedical Graduate Education

Applicants having interest only in the Georgetown-NIH partnership must submit all application materials to NIH by December 1, 2020 for Fall 2021 admission, specifying the specific PhD programs for admission consideration. Participating Georgetown PhD programs include:

~ PhD in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
~ PhD in Microbiology & Immunology
~ PhD in Neuroscience
~ PhD in Pharmacology
~ PhD in Tumor Biology

Applicants wishing to be considered independently for the Georgetown University Biomedical Graduate Education PhD programs should submit an application to GU by the university deadline (December 1, 2020).

The NIH-Georgetown PhD in Microbiology & Immunology requires the GRE examination for admission consideration.


The following NIH-Georgetown PhD programs do not require the GRE examination for admission consideration:
~ PhD in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology – GRE is optional but recommended  
~ PhD in Neuroscience - GRE is not required
~ PhD in Pharmacology – GRE is not required
~ PhD in Tumor Biology – GRE is optional but may be included

MCAT scores will be accepted in lieu of GRE scores.

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

Applicants wishing to be considered for Fall 2021 admission into the NIH-JHU Graduate Partnership Program need to submit ONLY the GPP application by the December 1, 2020, 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 by the university deadline (December 1, 2020).

GRE are not required and are entirely optional.

Consortia of Universities - Intramural MD/PhD Partnership

See MD/PhD partnership Web Site for details.

GRE Scores are not required, nor will they be considered.

MCAT scores are required.

Consortia of Universities - Molecular Pathology / NCI

The website for online applications opens early-August 2020.   For both early decision and full consideration, apply by September 3, 2020.  Formal review of applications begins September 4, 2020 and continues until a class is selected.

GRE scores are recommended and should be submitted if required for admission to veterinary school.  Also, it may be required by one or more partnership graduate schools.
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.

GRE scores are not required for admission consideration.
Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) - Neuroscience

Direct application to the Karolinska is not required until after acceptance into the NIH-KI Program. Applicants must apply through GPP for consideration and send research proposals to program contact, Aneka Reid at reidap@mail.nih.gov .

If accepted to program then student must apply to the university to be registered in their systems.

GRE scores are required for admission consideration.  MCAT scores will be accepted in lieu of GRE scores.
University College London (England) - Neuroscience / NIMH

Direct application to UCL is not required until after acceptance into the NIMH-UCL Program. Applicants must apply through GPP for consideration and send research proposals to program contact, Aneka Reid at reidap@mail.nih.gov .

If accepted to program then student must apply to the university to be registered in their systems.

GRE scores are not required, but will be considered if provided.

MCAT scores will be considered, if provided.

University of Oxford (England) / University of Cambridge (England)

Direct application to the Universities is not strictly required until after acceptance to the NIH OxCam Program.  

GRE Scores are not required, nor will they be considered.

MCAT scores will not be considered.