National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Fellowship Information


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.

Who Should Apply:

US citizen or US national. Any major that leads to a career in biomedical research or behavioral/social science research related to health issues. From a disadvantaged background (must provide evidence of exceptional financial need). 3.3 GPA or higher. Prior research experience is an asset. Applicants can apply during their undergraduate career.

Fellowship Benefits:
  • Scholarship support
  • Paid research training at the NIH during the summer
  • Paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation
Program Duration:

Can be renewed for up to four years of funding.

Number & Amount Available:

About 15 per year. The NIH UGSP will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years.

Citizenship Requirements:
STEM Fields Only:

Student Information

Required GPA:
3.2 and above
Academic Level:


Initial Deadline:
March 14th
NC State Campus Deadline:


National Deadline:
March 14th