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The Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Research Training (BIRT) Program is a consortium of leading informatics laboratories at Harvard. It is supported by a grant from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. For United States citizens and permanent residents, this postdoctoral fellowship provides a stipend, tuition, and travel funds. Selected fellows are provided with many opportunities for training, research, interaction, and collaboration.  All fellows also pursue the accelerated two-year part-time Harvard Medical School Master of Biomedical Informatics degree.   

To apply for a BIRT fellowship, candidates submit an application to the MBI program. No additional materials are required. 

Offers to join the BIRT fellowship program are contingent on available program funding from the National Library of Medicine. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident at the time of application
  • Hold a doctoral-level degree (MD, PhD, MBBS, DMD, DVM, etc.) by the time of program matriculation
  • Acceptance into the accelerated two-year part-time MBI Program
Dr. Nils Gehlenborg
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