National Institutes of Health

National Institutes of Health

June 5 - August 4, 2023

February 1, 2023

Applications to be an Amgen Scholar are provided by and processed at each participating host institution. Follow the link above to find this institution’s application.


Dr. Sharon L. Milgram
Director, NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education

Dr. Ulli Klenke
Lead Coordinator, NIH-Amgen Scholars Program


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. The Amgen Scholars at NIH Program will take place on NIH’s main campus in Bethesda, Maryland, close to the vibrant and diverse communities of our nation’s capital.

Scholars will spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. Our goal is to train a cadre of highly diverse students prepared for graduate education and possessing the personal, professional, and scientific skills to succeed in the highly collaborative and complex global research community.

The Program will feature:1) independent research performed under the mentorship of an NIH scientist; 2) career guidance focused on the broad array of biomedical careers; 3) customized curriculum with a hands-on approaches to develop communication, career exploration, and critical thinking skills; 4) roundtable discussions exploring science and society, health disparities research and policy; and 5) leadership development focused on self-exploration, resiliency, understanding conflict, finding mentors, and using emotional intelligence in academic and work environments.

The Amgen Scholars at NIH Program welcomes students from colleges and universities across the United States and its territories; housing, travel, and a stipend will be provided. The program is appropriate for students with an interest in translational science, a commitment to exploring graduate school and biomedical research careers, an interest in the intersection of science and society, and a desire to learn more about global health disparities. Students from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. There is no age restriction, however, students need to be college rising juniors or seniors or returning seniors to be eligible for the program.

Learn more and apply to be an Amgen Scholar on this campus