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

The GPP Application for Fall 2018 admission is open!

Applicants to the NIH-University Institutional Partnerships listed below must submit the GPP Application for Institutional Partnerships by FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017 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 7, 2017 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 Partnership

University Application Deadlines

Brown University - Neuroscience

Applicants having interest only in the Brown-NIH Neuroscience GPP must submit all application materials to NIH by December 1, 2017 for Fall 2018 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, 2017 for Fall 2018 admission.

George Washington University - Biomedical Sciences

GWU application for Fall 2018 admission is due by December 1, 2017 for all materials.

Georgetown University - Biomedical Sciences

GU application for Fall 2018 admission is due by December 1, 2017 for all materials; select Summer 2018 application.  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 2018 admission into the NIH-JHU Graduate Partnership Program need to submit ONLY the GPP application by the December 1, 2017, 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 class beginning July 1, 2018 is September 5, 2017 for full consideration. Early decision applications must be received by August 22, 2017.

Applications may be received and considered, on an availability basis, until November 15, 2017.

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 until after acceptance into the NIH-KI Program.

Applicants must apply through GPP for consideration and if accepted then apply to the university to be registered in there systems.

University College London (England) - Neuroscience / NIMH External Link

Direct application to UCL is not required until after acceptance into the NIMH-UCL Program.

Applicants must apply through GPP for consideration and if accepted then apply to the university to be registered in there systems.

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

Direct application to either university is not required until after acceptance to the NIH OxCam Program.

(Updated 1 August 2017 at 08:32 ET)