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In order to determine if you meet the financial need eligibility guidelines, you must complete the Certification for Exceptional Financial Need (EFN) Form and submit it to your financial aid office. Subsequently, you will be responsible for collecting and submitting the EFN Form to us via FAX (301-594-9606) or email ( This form can be completed by your university and submitted to the UGSP prior to completion of the online application.  If you choose to submit the form prior to completing the application, please notify the UGSP at, and we will contact you after your university has indicated your eligibility.

Provided below are key files to assist you in preparation for the application cycle: January - March 2020.  Recommendation letters are due by April 2, 2020.

NIH is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities.  NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

(Updated 3 December 2019)