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Find the Right Training Grant for U

The University of Utah Health is proud to offer a wealth of institutional training grants that provide valuable research training and professional development for graduate students and postdoctoral trainees in a wide range of disciplines. If you are interested in a particular training program you can contact the Principle Investigator of that program, or contact BREO. 

 

Eligibility & Expectations

Eligibility

  • Trainees must be citizens, noncitizen nationals, or permanent residents of the United States at the time of appointment. 
  • Predoctoral trainees must be enrolled in a program leading to a PhD or in an equivalent research doctoral degree program. Postdoctoral trainees must have received, as of the beginning date of the NRSA appointment, a PhD, MD, DDS, or comparable doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution. 

Expectations

  • All trainees are required to pursue their research training full-time, normally defined as 40 hours per week, or as specified by the sponsoring institution policies. Appointments require a two-year commitment to research training. 

Institutional Training Grants for Pre- and Post-Doctoral Trainees

Biomedical Informatics Training Grant

PI: Karen Eilbeck

Focus Areas: Health Care/Clinical Informatics, Clinical Research Informatics, Public Health Informatics, Translational Bioinformatics

Accepts: Predoctoral and Postdoctoral

Applications Due: July (annually)

 

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Cancer Genetics, Epigenetics, Models, & Signaling Training Program

PIs: Don Ayer, Sheri Holmen, Sean Tavtigian

Focus Areas: Cancer related - genetics, epigenetics, modeling, and signaling 

Accepts: Predoctoral Only

Applications Due: July (annually)

Cardiovasomobility Research Training Program

PIs: Mark Supiano, Walter Wray

Focus Area: Mobility and cardiovascular health research.

Accepts: Predoctoral and Postdoctoral

Applications Due: July (annually) 

Cross-Disciplinary Training in Immunology, Inflammation, and Infectious Disease

PI: Brian Evavold, Matthew Williams

Focus Area: Infectious, autoimmune, inflammatory, and immunodeficiency diseases

Accepts: Predoctoral Only

Applications Due: July (annually)

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Developmental Biology Training Program

PI: H. Joseph Yost, Kristen Kwan

Focus Areas: Developmental Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology

Accepts: Predoctoral & Postdoctoral trainees

Applications Due: April (annually) 

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Genetics Training Program

PI: Gillian Stanfield, David Grunwald, Kent Golic

Focus Are: Genetics research

Accepts: Predoctoral Only

Applications Due: July (annually) 

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Initiative for Maximizing Student Development

PIs: H. Joseph Yost, Kristen Kwan

Focus Areas: Diversity in STEM, Biomedical science

Accepts: Predoctoral Only

Applications Due: by Invitation Only

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

PI: Lee Ellington, Andrea Wallace

Focus Areas: Cancer, Care-giving, End-of-Life Care

Accepts: Predoctoral and Postdoctoral

Applications Due: May (annually)

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Interdisciplinary Training in Computational Approaches to Diabetes & Metabolism Research

PI: Karen Eilbeck, Marcus Pezzolesi

Focus Area: Computational biology, Mathematical biology, Metabolic disease.

Accepts: Predoctoral and Postdoctoral

Applications Due: July (annually)

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Interdisciplinary Training Program in Metabolism

PI: Scott Summers

Focus Areas: Mitochondria, Lipid metabolism, Adipose biology, Diabetes

Accepts: Predoctoral and Postdoctoral

Applications Due: July (annually)

Multidisciplinary Pulmonary and Critical Care Research Training Program

PI: Robert Paine

Focus Area: Pulmonary and critical care medicine

Accepts: Postdoctoral Only

Applications Due: July (annually)

Program for Interdisciplinary Training in Chemical Biology

PI: Michael Kay

Focus Areas: Chemical biology, Drug discovery

Sponsor/Institute: Predoctoral Only

Applications Due: July (annually)

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Spheres of Translation Across the Research Spectrum (STARS)

PI: Angie Fagerlin, Keke Fairfax

Focus Area: Translational science, Biomedical science, Implementation 

Accepts: Predoctoral and Postdoctoral

Applications due: July (annually)

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Neuroimmunology Training Program

PIs: Ryan O'ConnellKaren Wilcox

Focus Areas: Neuroimmunology, Neurobiology of Disease, Glia Biology

Accepts: Predoctoral Only

Applications Due: July (annually)

Cardiovascular Research

PIs: Stavros Drakos, Robin Shaw

Focus Area: Pathophysiology and treatment of cardiovascular disease

Accepts: Postdoctoral Only

Applications Due: July (annually)

Training in Development of Interventions for the Treatment of Neurological & Neurobehavioral Disorders

PI: Kristen Keefe

Focus Areas: Translational science, Neuroscience, Neurology, Device and Drug development 

Accepts: Predoctoral and Postdoctoral

Applications Due: July (annually)

Training Program in Genomic Medicine

PI: Lynn Jorde

Focus Areas: Human genetics, Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, Molecular diagnostics, Pharmacogenomics

Accepts: Postdoctoral Only

Applications Due: July (annually)

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Training Program in Microbial Pathogenesis

PI: Matthew Mulvey, Vicente Planelles

Focus Areas: Microbiology, Immunology, Infectious diseases, Host defense.

Accepts: Predoctoral and Postdoctoral

Applications Due: July (annually)

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Vision Research Training Grant

PI: David Krizaj

Focus Areas: Vision science, Connectomics, Visual behavior, Translational science

Accepts: Predoctoral and Postdoctoral

Applications Due: July (annually)

Medical Student Training Grants (T35)

These grants provide medical students with superlative research experience and specialty training led by top scientists.

Short-Term Training: Students in Health Professional Schools

PIs: Martin Tristani-Firouzi (martin.tristani@utah.edu), Matt Rondina

Medical students work with established mentors on heart, lung, and/or blood research generating results in basic or clinical research that are presented at local and national meetings and published in peer-reviewed journals, preparing them for futures in academic medicine.

Sponsor/Institute: NIH-NHLBI

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Medical Student Research Program in Eye Health and Disease

PI: ME Hartnett (me.hartnett@hsc.utah.edu)

 

Sponsor/Institute: NIH-NEI

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Medical Student Research Program in Metabolism, Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases

PIs: Srini Beddhu (srinivasan.bedduh@hsc.utah.edu), June Round

This program nurtures and builds the physician-scientist workforce of tomorrow through mentored summer research experiences and an innovative course on creative and critical thinking in the research fields of metabolism, diabetes, digestion, hematologic, or kidney disease.

Sponsor/Institute: NIH-NIDDK

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Career Development Training Grants for Residents and Junior Faculty

U of U Health offers growth opportunities throughout a researcher's career. These career development grants prepare outstanding residents for a career in academic medicine and clinical investigation and to provide research experience and mentorship to junior faculty.

Utah Stimulating Access to Research in Residency Transition Scholar (StARR)

PIs: Kola Okuyemi (kola.okuyemi@hsc.utah.edu), Molly Conroy

The goal of StARR is to transition resident investigators to successful careers as physician researchers to conduct clinical, translational, and health services research. Trainees will be provided didactic coursework in research methods, leadership training and career development, and extensive mentoring throughout the program.

Sponsor/Institute: NIH-NHLBI

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Pediatric Critical Care and Trauma Scientist Development Program

PIs: Heather Keenan (heather.keenan@hsc.utah.edu)

The goal of the PCCTSDP is to increase the number of diverse, well-trained, successfully funded physician-scientists in pediatric critical care and trauma surgery who are capable of sustaining careers in basic, clinical, translational and health services research that advance the understanding and care of critically ill and injured children and their families.

Sponsor/Institute: NICHD

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Utah Women's Reproductive Health Research Career Development Program

PI: Robert Silver (bob.silver@hsc.utah.edu)

The Utah WRHR Program will continue to prepare clinical and translational research scholars to lead research programs that will improve women's health across the life course.

Sponsor/Institute: NICHD

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Institutional Career Development Core

PI: Maureen Murtaugh (maureen.murtaugh@hsc.utah.edu)

The CTSI KL2 Program rationale has been to distinguish itself by providing promising junior faculty researchers with multidimensional mentored research experiences that enable them to develop, demonstrate, and disseminate translational science to advance health.

Sponsor/Institute: NCATS

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Individual Fellowships

A number of national organizations offer fellowships to trainees at specific stages in their career, or who fall in certain categories, or perform research in target areas. Browse the lists below to find a fellowship that is right for you.