Harold E. Varmus, MD, Endowed Fund for Global Scholars

The Harold E. Varmus, MD, Endowed Fund for Global Scholars supports future leaders who build bridges between countries and promote intercultural understanding. The fund supports PhD students and medical students and is administered through the International Students and Scholars Office (PhD students) and the Inquiry Funding Office (medical students).

These funds are made available with the generous support of Harold E. Varmus, MD, and Constance Casey. Varmus is an American Nobel Prize-winning scientist who was director of the National Institutes of Health from 1993 to 1999 and the 14th Director of the National Cancer Institute from 2010 to 2015, a post to which he was appointed by President Barack Obama. He was a co-recipient (along with J. Michael Bishop) of the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovery of the cellular origin of retroviral oncogenes.  He is currently the Lewis Thomas University Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and a senior associate at the New York Genome Center.

Information for Graduate Division Students

  • Open to all currently registered Graduate Division PhD students with plans to conduct international research
  • Funds will be allocated to cover travel and research-related expenses
  • Minimum duration for research abroad: 4 weeks
  • To apply, complete the PhD Student Application
  • Spring 2024 Deadline: March 18, 2024
  • Contact Travis Pentz with any questions

Information for School of Medicine Students