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NINR's Graduate Partnerships Program 2014 Application Period Now Open

August 15, 2013
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NINR is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for the NINR 2014 Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP). The application period is now open and will close December 9, 2013. Reference letters will be accepted until December 16, 2013. The new application period is about a month earlier than in previous years.

The NINR GPP provides unparalleled research training plus funding and mentorship to nursing doctoral students pursuing careers in basic or clinical research. It is open to PhD doctoral students currently enrolled in a school of nursing who will have completed all coursework by August 2014.

The GPP offers the academic environment of a university with the breadth and depth of research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). A graduate nursing student selected to become an NINR GPP fellow completes initial coursework at the partnership university (up to two years, depending on curriculum requirements). Following this coursework, the fellow comes to the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, to begin research toward a doctoral dissertation. NINR GPP fellows focus their dissertation research primarily in pathophysiological mechanisms related to symptoms and symptom management, health promotion, disease prevention, tissue injury, and genetics. The fellow’s academic advisor and an NIH scientist serve as co-mentors for the dissertation process.

To be considered eligible for 2014, applicants must submit an up-to-date curriculum vitae and have all doctoral coursework completed no later than August 2014.

For more information about the NINR GPP, please visit: or send an email with “NINR GPP” in the subject line to

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