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MARC Faculty Predoctoral Fellowships


Awards provide an opportunity for eligible faculty who lack the PhD degree (or equivalent) to obtain the research doctorate.

Closing Date for Application: Standard application deadlines are available at external link


Open to full-time, permanent faculty members in a biomedically related science or mathematics programme who have been at a minority or minority-serving institution for at least 3 years at the time of application. Candidates must be enrolled in, or have been accepted into, a PhD or combined MD-PhD training programme in the biomedical or behavioural sciences. Candidates must intend to return to the minority institution at the end of the training period.

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  • Annual

Award Value

An applicant may request a stipend equal to his or her annual salary, but not to exceed the stipend of a level one postdoctoral Fellow. The applicant may also request tuition and fees as determined by the training institution as well as an allowance per year for training-related costs.

Application procedure

Applicants must write to the main address for details or telephone Dr Adolphus Toliver, at (1) 301 594 3900. Further details are also available from the website, external link

Closing date

April 5th and December 5th

Study Level

  • Postgraduate
  • Predoctorate

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) is one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the principal biomedical research agency of the Federal Government. NIGMS primarily supports basic biomedical research that lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

Contact Details

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) by using the links below.


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