National Institutes of Health

Office of Intramural Training & Education

Graduate Partnerships Program


2 Center Drive

Building 2 / Room 2E06

Bethesda, MD 20892

United States





Program Information

Degree Offered:

Doctorate degree is granted by the Graduate University partnering with the NIH.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP) was crafted to take advantage of the best of two worlds – the academic environment of highly respected universities and the breadth and depth of research at NIH. The goal is to create a different kind of graduate experience, one which purposefully focuses on skills of the future scientist and how discoveries will be made in the decades ahead. The volume and type of knowledge being discovered each day is leading to a new generation of integrative science. Although there are still limitless new details to be discovered, biomedical science has reached an era where questions can now be asked that require integration of data and strategies across laboratories, disciplines and continents. All of this will require the scientist of the future to understand and work with a broader array of topics, methods and collaborators. Creating scientists will this skill set is the mission of the GPP. At the NIH, you can study at the bench in a highly collaborative research environment with leading scientists and clinicians. You will be on the same campus as the largest translational research hospital in the nation. You can attend regular workshops by professional trainers covering topics such as leadership training, scientific writing, and public speaking. Limitless research opportunities await you in areas such as bioinformatics, biophysics, epidemiology, immunology, cell and molecular biology, neuroscience, health sciences, structural biology, sensory and communication neuroscience, molecular pathology, biobehavioral research, and developmental biology. Prospective students enroll in the GPP either through Institutional Partnerships or the Individual Partnership. Visit the GPP website for details.