Graduate Partnership Program at Rocky Mountain Labs

In June 2004, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) formalized a graduate partnerships program between Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) and the University of Montana (UM) in Missoula. This program helps enhance doctoral-level programs in biomedical sciences at UM by providing students with access to scientists and equipment from RML.

The arrangement, part of the NIH Graduate Partnership Program, is intended to help universities recruit and instruct exceptional science students and to help NIH train those students for careers in infectious disease research. NIH will provide primary funding for the project. NIH has 12 other Graduate Partnerships Programs in place at universities, among them Cambridge and Oxford in England, Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. The partnership with UM involves a five-year doctoral program.


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