Joint Research Training Program

Ph.D. candidates who have completed required coursework in China will train and spend 1 to 2 years performing research projects supported by a principal investigator at UNMC, then return to their Chinese university for their thesis defense and Ph.D. degree award.

SUMMARY of APPLICATION PROCESS: DEADLINE to submit the following materials to UNMC: JANUARY 20

  1. Send an email to to indicate your intent to apply.
  2. Visit "Principal Investigators" on our website to search for an investigator (PI) who matches your research interests. This list features PIs who have interest in working with Chinese CSC scholarship recipients. If you do not find one that matches, you may research our UNMC website for a more broad list of our PIs. Once you find a PI, you must initiate contact with him/her to begin the application process.
  3. A signed sponsor letter from your current advisor
  4. At least three letters of recommendation (one of the references may be from your current advisor). These letters must be sent to us by the references separately, not by the student.
  5. Narrative of Goals
  6. Official transcripts (also known as Certified Marksheets)
  7. Official Degree Statement (of completed degrees)
  8. GRE & TOEFL scores are OPTIONAL, not required

Mail, fax, or email to:

Asia Pacific Rim Development Program
University of Nebraska Medical Center
985930Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5930
Fax: 402-559-7480