NIH T32 Eligibility and Applying
Domestic and international students having completed their first year of graduate study are invited to apply. Funding is awarded only to those students who have passed the qualifying exam. However, pre-qualifying exam students will be considered for provisional acceptance on a case-by-case basis. The award is for two years starting August 1 of each academic year. In addition to providing NIH-level stipend and tuition, this prestigious award provides some travel support if presenting at a scientific conference. Only rising 2nd or 3rd year doctoral students will be considered.
NIH T32 Application Process
Students must provide a one to two page CV, a copy of their graduate transcript and unofficial GRE scores. A concise description of current research activities will form the bulk of the application as follows: the proposed thesis project title, general aims and hypothesis, limited background and experimental approach, and clear statement of the student’s role in project development (1 to 2 pages). References (no more than 10) may be included on a separate page and is not included in the page total. A separate statement of future plans (up to 1 page) should specifically address how the student envisions the potential benefits of the training program on career trajectory upon graduation. A supporting letter from the research mentor is also required. The mentor support letter should include 1) a statement that the mentor supports all required coursework/training program activities, 2) a statement that the mentor will participate in the team teaching of capstone course PHSIO 510 and other aspects of the training program such as RCR training and attending the annual program retreat, and 3) a statement of how the student’s research project will be supported.
All materials must be submitted as one PDF. Component parts should be single spaced with ½ inch margins. Please submit applications using the form below. Application deadline is June 20.