National Institutes of Health - Oxford and Cambridge Scholars
NIH- Oxford and Cambridge Scholars in Biomedical Research
NIH-Cambridge Health Sciences Research Scholars
These programs provide an opportunity for students to pursue collaborative biomedical research projects between a laboratory at the National Institutes of Health and either Oxford or Cambridge University in the UK, leading to a Ph.D. from that university.
Students are fully funded for tuition, college fees, health insurance, and stipend. A laptop computer and generous travel allowance are also included. Financial support is available for students desiring to complete combined MD-PhD degrees through this program. Students spend about half of their time at the NIH campus and the other half at Oxford or Cambridge, where they are members of colleges and participate fully in university life.
Exceptional American students who have not yet begun graduate study or who are currently in medical school may apply. Marshall and Rhodes Scholars may also apply to participate in this program.
U.S. citizens and permanent residents who demonstrate utstanding academic achievement in relevant fields (average GPA = 3.9 on a 4 point scale) and promise of research achievement at a very high level should apply. UK citizens who have completed at least two years of graduate work at one of the affiliated universities may apply as advanced scholars.
See the websites below for details. The application deadline is usually in January, with interviews at NIH in February and March. Selection is completed by the end of March. See Cambridge NIH - Frequently Asked Questions for a good unofficial description of the process and related information.