NIH Oxford-Cambridge (OxCam) Scholars

Provides a fully-funded, highly individualized doctoral program for students seeking to pursue a career in biomedical research

The NIH Oxford-Cambridge (OxCam) Scholars Program is a fully-funded, highly individualized doctoral program for students seeking to pursue a career in biomedical research. OxCam students partner with Investigators at the NIH and the University of Oxford or Cambridge to perform a single, collaborative dissertation project. Since the program is based on the British educational system, OxCam students are able to complete a doctoral degree in approximately four years. Each student divides the time evenly between the two laboratories, with approximately two years at the NIH and two years in the UK.

OxCam Scholars may work with any NIH Intramural Investigator in any research area, as long as the PI is willing to host the students in his/her laboratory. At present, there are approximately 1200 Investigators in the NIH Intramural Program, which enable OxCam Scholars to pursue any type of research he/she desires. Prospective applicants may identify potential NIH mentors by scientific focus area by visiting https://irp.nih.gov/our-research/scientific-focus-areas, or review pre-arranged projects on the OxCam website (https://oxcam.gpp.nih.gov/prospective-students/research-opportunity).

Students interested in pursuing a career as a physician-scientist may pair the NIH OxCam PhD Program with a U.S. medical program via the NIH MD/PhD Partnership Training Program. Since the NIH does not grant MD or PhD degrees, the program partners with U.S. medical schools during the student’s MD phase of training, and with universities in the United States and the UK for the PhD phase of training. Students currently applying to medical school (Track 1) as well as students who are currently enrolled in medical school (Track 2) are eligible to apply.

NIH OxCam PhD and MD/PhD Program Informational Webinars

Sessions are open to all prospective applicants!

  • NIH OxCam PhD Program Webinars will occur the first Wednesday of September, October, and November from 12-1 pm EST
    • September 1st
    • October 6th
    • November 3rd
  • NIH MD/PhD Partnership Training Program Webinars will occur the first Tuesday of September, October, and November from 12-1 pm EST
    • September 7th
    • October 5th
    • November 2nd

All Sessions will be held via Zoom (https://nih.zoomgov.com/j/16039699565)

Meeting ID: 160 3969 9565

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Fact Sheet

Discipline:
STEM
Eligibility:
Barnard College, Columbia Alumna/us, Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia General Studies, Columbia Graduate Students
Fellowship Type:
Postgraduate Degree-Seeking

Dates & Deadlines

Academic Year
2022
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021