Affiliated Graduate Programs

Stowers partners with the University of Kansas Medical Center and the Open University to offer PhD training in the biological sciences with high-quality immersive research opportunities.






Open University

The Stowers Institute is an Affiliated Research Centre (ARC) of the Open University. The Open University is a distance learning and research university founded by Royal Charter in the United Kingdom in 1969 and funded in part by the United Kingdom Government.

Predoctoral research students are recruited directly to the Stowers Institute but are registered with the Open University and perform all experimental research at Stowers while following Open University procedures for student progress and assessment. This program is ideal for students who have already acquired advanced and specialized knowledge in a field of study and are ready to start lab-based research.



University of Kansas Medical Center

Numerous Stowers investigators hold graduate faculty appointments at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC). Graduate students in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biological Sciences at KUMC have the opportunity to perform laboratory rotations and PhD thesis research at the Stowers Institute with our affiliated faculty.

Students in the program conduct their course work at KUMC and their research in a Stowers laboratory. Upon successful completion, students will receive their PhDs from one of KUMC’s degree granting programs.


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