Valuable Experience and Professional Development
University of Utah is proud to offer a wealth of institutional training grants that provide valuable research training and professional development for our predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees in a wide range of disciplines. These National Institutes of Health-sponsored grants come from 10 different NIH institutes and centers. Collectively these grants support nearly 150 trainees, including graduate students, postdoctoral, and short-term trainees.
The U also hosts many excellent programs for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral trainees that are specifically designed to enhance diversity in biomedical science. If you are interested in finding out more about a particular training grant program, contact the principal investigator (PI) or a member of the Biomedical Training Program team (contact information below).
Trainees also have the opportunity to apply for individual fellowships sponsored by other prestigious national organizations. See listings of individual predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships and learn about the benefits of applying.
Institutional Training Grants (T32 & TL1)
Institutional training grants are operated by the U and sponsored by the NIH. They provide trainees with specialty mentored training by top scientists in their fields. If you are interested in learning more about a specific program, contact the principal investigator (PI) or the Biomedical Training Programs team.
Collectively these grants support nearly 150 trainees, including graduate students, postdoctoral, and short-term trainees.
Medical Student Training Grants (T35)
These grants provide medical students with superlative research experience and specialty training led by top scientists.
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.
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.
Graduate Student Fellowship Incentive Program
This program is intended to maximize success in research education for students, faculty, and departments/colleges by incentivizing the submission of competitive individual fellowship proposals. Eligibility requirements and key program details are outlined below.
- A student who is awarded an external individual fellowship and meets the criteria detailed below will receive a stipend bonus of $3,000/year (paid by the College/School) for the duration of time that the fellowship is active.
- Participating Colleges/Schools include: Dentistry, Health, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy.
- To be eligible a student’s PhD advisor must have a primary appointment in a participating College/School.
- A student may be eligible to participate, even if they are formally enrolled in a PhD program that is administered by a unit outside of the participating Colleges/Schools. The relevant criterion for eligibility is that the student’s advisor (the individual responsible for stipend and tuition) has a primary faculty appointment in a participating College/School.
- To qualify, the awarded individual fellowship must be a competitive award supported by an external funding agency and provide at least $18,000/year in stipend support. Institutional training grant appointments, such as from an NIH T32, do not qualify.
- If the stipend provided by the fellowship is less than the standard amount provided by the PhD program, the faculty advisor (or Department) will fund the difference so that the student’s base stipend is equal to all other students in that program. These funds must come from a non-federal source.
- It is expected that students submit a copy of their scientific proposal and supporting documents to a fellowship repository that will be leveraged to help other students prepare high-quality fellowship applications.
- This program will go into effect on July 1, 2022. All fellowships with funding on that date or after will be eligible.
- Students who have received notice of award for a qualifying fellowship should contact their College/School representative:
- College of Dentistry – Melodie Weller (Melodie.Weller@hsc.utah.edu)
- College of Health – Pattie O’Kane (email@example.com)
- School of Medicine – SarahMay Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- College of Nursing – Terri Pianka (Terri.Pianka@nurs.utah.edu)
- College of Pharmacy – Brittany Thurgood (email@example.com)
Support for Applicants and Grant Recipients
The Biomedical Training Program team provides trainees and faculty pre and post-award support for institutional training grants. See their resources for grant writing and proposal development support. After receiving a grant, see their post award resources regarding compliance, acknowledgments, health insurance, and more. For faculty, there are resources available when considering applying for a new training grant.
Contact the training program team below with your questions.
The Biomedical Training Programs team provides support for the health sciences training infrastructure at the U. Our team works closely with offices across campus to coordinate and support activities related to undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral trainees. We provide pre and post-award support for the 20+ institutional training grants on campus and stay current on national trends and evolving grant requirements to ensure compliance and enhance programs. Contact us with your questions about training programs and pre and post award support.
|Sean Flynn, PhD
Associate Director, Training Programs
Academic Programs Manager (Post-Award Support)
|Jess Kieper, CRA
Research Manager, Institutional Training Programs
|Jeanette Ducut-Sigala, PhD
Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Health Sciences Training Programs