Education and Training

The Stowers Institute provides a variety of opportunities and initiatives for scientific learning and training.



The Stowers Institute places a high value on education and training. It is the next generation of scientists who will build upon today’s discoveries and blaze new paths to further our knowledge and understanding of the foundational mechanisms of human health and disease.

We are dedicated to encouraging motivated individuals to pursue science or science-related professions. Over the last decade, we have prepared hundreds of pre- and postdoctoral researchers for successful scientific careers.


The Graduate School of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research


PhD Program

The Graduate School of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research is committed to developing exceptionally talented scientists through truly transformative and integrative approaches to research.

Undergraduate Program

The Stowers Summer Scholars Program offers highly motivated undergraduates and recent graduates an immersive, hands-on summer research experience. In addition, Stowers investigators periodically offer research opportunities for undergraduate science students.

Postbac Program

The Graduate School is committed to increasing the number underrepresented students in fundamental biological research through the Research Scholars Program. This 1-year fellowship includes guided research opportunities in one of our many laboratories and access to courses and programming associated with our highly competitive PhD program.



Postdoctoral Training

Intense collaboration between Stowers investigators and postdoctoral researchers provides an unparalleled experience and opportunity to gain the skills and credentials postdocs need to launch independent research careers.

Affiliated Graduate Programs

The Institute offers other PhD training opportunities through the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas, and the Open University based in the United Kingdom.


Crossroads is an Institute-wide organization that strives to broaden the interaction between all constituencies of the Stowers research community through career development and networking events.



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