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Training Grants and Initiatives

Graduate students in the Molecular Biology, Biological Chemistry, and Neuroscience Programs are not expected to secure their own funding.

All PhD students admitted to the Molecular Biology Program and Biological Chemistry Program who remain in good academic standing receive financial support throughout their graduate training.

There are, however, a number of National Institutes of Health (NIH) Training Grants for which students may apply. NIH Institutional Training Grants​ foster collaborations amongst departments, programs, and strategic initiatives. With this approach, we hope to cultivate a robust training environment for predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees and to enrich investigator research programs. These include the following:


Developmental Biology Training Grant (T32)

  • Program Director: Joseph Yost
  • Program Administrator: Teresa Upton
  • 7 graduate student and 2 postdoctoral slots for support

 


Interdisciplinary Training in Cancer, Aging & End-of-Life Care (T32)

  • Program Director: Susan Beck & Ginette Pepper
  • Program Administrator: Terri Pianka
  • 4 graduate student and 4 postdoctoral slots for support

 


Interdisciplinary Training Program in Computational Approaches to Diabetes and Metabolism Research (T32)

  • Program Director: Wendy Chapman & Simon Fisher
  • Program Administrator: Barb Saffel
  • 2 graduate student slots for support

 


Interdisciplinary Training Program in Metabolism (T32)

  • Program Director: Simon Fisher & Carl Thummel
  • Program Administrator: Jessica Kieper
  • 3 graduate student and 2 postdoctoral slots for support

 


Predoctoral Interdepartmental Training Program in Neuroscience (T32)

  • Program Director: Kristen Keefe
  • Program Administrator: Tracy Marble
  • 6 graduate student slots for support

 


Research Training in Hematology (T32)

  • Program Director: Elizabeth Leibold & Joseph Prchal
  • Program Administrator: Jessica Kieper
  • 4 graduate student and 2 postdoctoral slots for support

 


Training Program in Genetics (T32)

  • Program Director: David Grunwald
  • Program Administrator: June Blackburn
  • 9 graduate student slots for support

 


Training Program in Microbial Pathogenesis (T32)

  • Program Director: Janis Weis
  • Program Administrator: Shannon Ritzman
  • 3 graduate student and 3 postdoctoral slots for support

 


University of Utah Biomedical Informatics Training Grant (T15)

  • Program Director: John Hurdle
  • Program Administrator: Linda Galbreath
  • 9 graduate student and 6 postdoctoral slots for support

 


Vision Research Training Grant (T32)

  • Program Director: Robert Marc
  • Program Administrator: Julee LaMothe
  • 2 graduate student and 2 postdoctoral slots for support

 


Additional Opportunities can be found on our Affiliated Research Programs Page!

 

 

Last Updated: 3/29/17