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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced last week that they will be providing a summer research opportunity specifically for students interested in PhD and combined degree programs in the sciences! 

The Amgen Scholars Program at NIH is a partnership between the Amgen Foundation, the Foundation for the NIH, and the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education. NIH-Amgen Scholars will spend the summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.  NIH-Amgen scholars will be immersed in a culture of translational science and will explore important elements of the basic, translational and clinical research enterprise. Scholars will be matched with research mentors in the Intramural Research Program (IRP) on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

Students with experience with health disparities and a keen interest in learning more about the biological, environmental, social, and genetic causes of health disparities are especially encouraged to apply. The NIH-Amgen Scholars Program admission committee will give preference to students who lack opportunities to perform independent research during the school year. They welcome applications from students in all science disciplines and encourage students from diverse backgrounds to apply.

For more information and to apply, visit the Amgen Scholars Program website.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicants to the NIH-Amgen Scholars Program will complete the application for the NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP), but choose NIH-Amgen Scholars Program from the drop-down menu in item 9. The application deadline for this program is February 2, 2015.  


The NIH-Amgen program is for undergraduate students interested in PhD and combined degree programs in the sciences. Students interested in attending medical or other professional school programs should apply to the broader NIH Summer Internship Program. The application deadline for the NIH Summer Internship Program is March 1, 2015.


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