Nursten Medical Studies

The Fulbright Nursten Award in Medical Studies is named in memory of the Fulbright alumnus and scientist Harry Nursten.

This Award is offered to British citizens seeking a postgraduate degree at any accredited US university in any aspect of medical studies.

Grantees will not be permitted to practise clinically in the US; projects must not involve direct clinical contact with patients.

Professor Harry Nursten (1927-2011) was awarded a Fulbright scholarship in the 1960s, researching food chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

He lectured at the University of Leeds and the University of Reading, being named Emeritus Professor of Food Science at the latter.

His outstanding contribution to food science is recognised throughout the world and he was a major force in establishing the importance of food science teaching and research in UK universities.

Professor Nursten's passion for all related sciences is reflected in the broad coverage of this Award.

Grant amount

  • Up to $45,000

This is intended as a contribution towards the first year of tuition fees and general maintenance costs in the USA.