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How To Apply to the Malaria Research Program


Applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent graduate degree awarded within five years of the fellowship start date.


The MRP Collaborative Research Fellowship provides stipend and health insurance for two years, while the primary supervisor and collaborator jointly fund research costs and travel expenses to attend meetings or perform field-based research. The primary supervisor may appoint and fund MRP fellows for an additional two or three years, contingent on the scientific excellence and productivity of the collaboration.

Application Process

The applicant will identify a suitable primary supervisor, who is a current MRP investigator and, together with the primary supervisor, the candidate will define a research project and a suitable collaborator, who is a current MRP or NIH investigator.
Applicants will submit a complete application consisting of the following:

  • The MRP Collaborative Research Fellowship application form, which includes curricular information and a description of the proposed research project
  • Three letters or recommendation, including one from the current advisor

Promising candidates will be invited to interview with MRP investigators within two months of submitting their application. Interviews will be held at the NIH Twinbrook laboratories in Rockville, MD.


Applications will be accepted throughout the year, and fellowships will be awarded on a rolling admissions schedule. A complete application package should be submitted no later than December 1, 2015, to be considered for the current application cycle. Awardees must begin their appointment no later than September 1, 2016.


Send your application and direct your questions to
Dr. Silvia Bolland
Chair, MRP Collaborative Research Fellowship Selection Committee
Laboratory of Immunogenetics, NIAID, NIH

Last Updated August 20, 2015