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The David White Graduate Fellowship

The Comparative Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program at The Ohio State University is now recruiting outstanding PhD applicants for the David White Graduate Fellowship to begin autumn semester, 2021.

The David White Fellowship is a highly selective graduate award designed to provide advanced research training through a unique program of consecutive rotations through three different funded laboratories. This experience provides the fellow with broad exposure to the college research environment, including a range of faculty and research expertise that fosters vast knowledge of methodologies and techniques. The David White Fellow will receive graduate tuition, fees and a monthly stipend. Upon successful completion of these rotations, fellows will work with their advisor to identify a research laboratory in which to complete their doctoral work.

The College of Veterinary Medicine is part of the most comprehensive health sciences center in the United States and offers interdisciplinary research training opportunities for graduate students, leading to careers as independent biomedical scientists. A new international focus on “One Health” recognizes the crucial links between human, animal and environmental health. With the guidance 
of exceptional, world-renowned faculty, students in Comparative and Veterinary Medicine specialize in signature areas that include:

  • Infectious Diseases
    • Antimicrobial resistance mechanisms
    • Pathobiology, treatment and prevention of viruses - Host response to infection and local microbial communities
    • Ecology of pathogen emergence and spread
  • Comparative and Translational Oncology
  • Neuromusculoskeletal/Regenerative Medicine

Successful PhD applicants must be eligible to participate in an NIH training grant, which requires US citizenship or permanent residency, a minimum 3.5 GPA, and GRE scores above the 70th percentile, as well as show evidence of strong research potential. DVMs/VMDs are encouraged to apply.

Applications are due April 1, 2021 for positions to start autumn semester 2021. Individuals may be invited to campus for interviews and selection for this fellowship requires successful completion of a background check.

Interested individuals should submit a graduate school application to the Admissions Office of The Ohio State University ( A set of transcripts, GRE/TOEFL scores, curriculum vitae, statement of career goals, and three letters of reference should be submitted to:
Michele Morscher, Program Coordinator 
Comparative and Veterinary Medicine Graduate Program The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine 1900 Coffey Road, 165 VMAB 
Columbus, OH 43210-1092