Brown-NIH Graduate Partnership Program
In October 2004, the Brown University Neuroscience Graduate Program established a partnership with the Graduate Partnership Program (GPP) at the National Institute of Health (NIH) for predoctoral training. The Brown-NIH GPP allows participants to take advantage of the best of two worlds - the prestigious academic environment of Brown University and the breadth and depth of research at the NIH. Students enrolled in the Brown-NIH GPP complete their first year coursework at Brown University and then move to the NIH in Bethesda, MD for their neuroscience thesis research. This unique alliance between Brown University and the NIH creates a very broad range of research opportunities. At the NIH, graduate students work in a highly collaborative research environment with leading scientists and clinicians. They also share the NIH campus with the largest translational research hospital in the nation. This atmosphere creates a different kind of graduate experience, one that focuses on training the next generation of scientific leaders by emphasizing communication and collaboration skills, integration of information, and interdisciplinary investigation.
All students enrolled in the Brown-NIH GPP receive their Ph.D. from Brown University after satisfying the program requirements and completing a significant body of original research. Please see instructions on the NIH GPP application page for information on the application process. Only US citizens and individuals with US permanent resident status are eligible to apply for the NIH-GPP program.