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Applications for the Human Genetics Predoctoral Training Program are processed through the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's Office of Graduate Student Affairs. Visit their application website to create an account and apply.

December 1 is the deadline for the application as well as receipt of all application materials. These include:

  • Application with personal statement
  • Application fee
  • Undergraduate transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • CV

All materials are submitted online.

Requests for information should be sent to:

Sandy Muscelli, Program Administrator (

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
733 N Broadway,
Miller Research Building 515
Baltimore, MD 21205

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Vivien Thomas Ph.D. Scholars

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The Vivien Thomas Scholars Initiative (VTSI) is an endowed fellowship program at Johns Hopkins for Ph.D. students in STEM fields. It provides full tuition, stipend and benefits, and it offers targeted mentoring, networking, community and professional development opportunities. Students who have attended a historically black college or university (HBCU) or other minority serving institution for undergraduate study are eligible to apply. More information about the VTSI program is available here.

To be considered for the VTSI, all components of the Ph.D. program application, including the VTSI supplemental components, must be completed by Dec. 1, 2022. All supplementary application material, including letters of recommendation, also must be received by Dec. 1.

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