Academics & Research

Immunology, Inflammation, & Infectious Disease (3i) Initiative

Immunology Training Grant

We are pleased to announce that we are accepting applications from graduate students for the Immunology, Infectious Disease and Inflammation (3i) Training Grant (3iTG). The Training Grant will provide support for one year, with the potential to renew for a second year of support. We will be appointing 2 graduate student trainees this year. Some of the features of the training program include support for mentored research, a clinical immunology rotation at ARUP (pandemic permitting), training in data analysis and publishing, grant writing and career planning, mentored preparation and submission of F award proposal or equivalent, yearly presentation of data to the immunology community and partial support for travel to scientific meetings to present research findings.  

Applications in all areas of immunology, including inflammation, host responses to pathogens, innate and adaptive immunity, tumor immunology, transplant immunology, autoimmunity, etc. will be considered. Applicants must successfully complete their departmental preliminary examination (usually during their 2nd year in the graduate program) prior to being appointed to the training program. While we will accept applications from students in the later stages of graduate training, most successful applicants will be in their 2nd or 3rd year in the graduate program (1st or 2nd year in their thesis research laboratory). Applicants must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals or permanent residents with a valid green card.

Required components of the application include:

  1.  a 3-page summary (11 pt Arial font, 0.5 inch margins) of the proposed research project, including: specific aims, significance, preliminary results, figures (if any), research plan and references (references can exceed the 3-page limit); 
  2. a CV with a list of educational experiences and publications;
  3. a one-page outline of the candidate’s career goals;
  4. unofficial or copied transcripts of graduate course grades; and 
  5. three letters of recommendation, including one from the training mentor. 

Please submit materials and have letters sent directly to Alysha Stanton ( by April 12, 2021. Please direct questions about the training program to Dr. Brian Evavold ( or Dr. Matt Williams (