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Funding Opportunities


A student’s first year stipend and tuition is covered entirely by the Graduate School. However, we continually encourage first years to apply for grants, which can be used beginning in their second and consecutive years.​

 

You’ll find that a number of our programs under our umbrella currently hold long-standing training grants. Other programs within the umbrella are in the process of applying for their own T32’s: Cell Biology, Stem Cells & Development; Cancer Biology, Human Medical Genetics and Genomics; Integrated Physiology; Structural Biology and Biochemistry.

Computational Bioscience Program T15 – Our training grant supports six pre-doctoral and three postdoctoral trainees; it is currently supplemented by an ARRA-related award of an additional one pre-doctoral and three postdoctoral slots.
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Immunology Program T32 – The Immunology Training grant supports 5 pre-doctoral trainees in the Immunology Program. Trainees will be chosen from pre-doctoral fellows in the laboratories of any of the faculty on the program. Predoctoral fellows will be appointed after their successful first year in the program, when they have passed their preliminary exam, chosen and begun work in their training laboratories. 
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Microbiology Program T32 – Students are selected for appointment to this training program only after they have completed their required course work, passed their preliminary and comprehensive examinations and begun their dissertation research.
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Molecular Biology Program T32 – Recently renewed for its 16th year. High quality students with strong academic records and a demonstrated aptitude, commitment and passion for research are selected by a committee. The training program is flexible and highly student orientated to meet individual needs, but at the same time has a rigorous curriculum, sets high standards and is very well organized. Currently, this training grant appoints 6 pre-doctoral trainees each year through PI nominations.  Trainees are appointed for one year with the opportunity to be re-appointed for a second year.
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Neuroscience Program T32 – This grant has been funding the program since 1993. This grant currently funds six slots for first and second year Ph.D. students in the Neuroscience Training Program, and these students are appointed to the grant by the Graduate Training Committee.
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Pharmacology Program T32 – currently the longest running Pharmacology T32 in the nation. The grant is going into its 35th year. This training grant is typically used for second and third year students in Pharmacology Training Labs. Students can be on this training grant for no more than two years.
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National Fellowship Opportunities:
NIH: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards
Support for promising doctoral candidates who will be performing dissertation research and training in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers.
NSF Graduate Research Fellowships (NSFGRF) Provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research.

U.S. Department of Energy Computational Sciences Graduate Fellowships
Funding for students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields of study that use high performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems.
DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship Program
Program to support outstanding students to pursue graduate training in basic research in the areas of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computational sciences, and environmental sciences relevant to the Office of Science and to encourage the development of the next generation of scientific and technical talent in the U.S.
Microsoft Research Student Fellowship
Provides financial support for students conducting computer science research.
National Academies Fellowships
The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council offer several fellowships in science, engineering, and medicine.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Grants
Fellowships and grants supporting biomedical research.
American Heart association Predoctoral fellowship
Research broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease and stroke, or to related clinical, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems, including multidisciplinary efforts.
http://my.americanheart.org/professional/Research/FundingOpportunities/ForScientists/Predoctoral-Fellowship_UCM_443316_Article.jsp
Department of National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program
Fellowships are awarded to applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, an area of DoD interest.

Fellowships for Women:
American Association of University Women Foundation
Administers various scholarship programs. Each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates, and required documents.
AT&T Labs Fellowship Program (ALFP)
Offers three-year fellowships to outstanding under-represented minority and women students pursuing PhD studies in computing and communications-related fields.
Association of Women in Science Education Foundation Fellowships
Provides several fellowships for women pursuing doctoral degrees in science fields such as behavioral science, life science, physical science social science or engineering.

Fellowships for Minority students:
U.S. National Institutes of Health Predoctoral Graduate Fellowship Awards for Minority Students
This program encourages students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to seek research doctoral degrees in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.
U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
In an effort to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in selected areas of science in the U.S., these fellowships support training and research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
American Indian College Fund (AICF)
Disburses approximately 6,000 scholarships annually for American Indian students seeking to better their lives through higher education.

A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship
Scholarships are awarded to members of American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) who are American Indian/Alaskan Native college students pursuing academic programs in the sciences, engineering, medicine, natural resources, and math.

National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science
Provides fellowships for minority students at the master’s and doctoral level in science and engineering fields. The fellowship also provides access to internships in research and development, product development, and other high level technical careers.
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Provides fellowships for graduate students in all fields of study who are permanent residents, naturalized citizens, or children of naturalized citizen parents.
United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
Administers various scholarship programs. Each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates, and required documents.

HHMI Gilliam fellowship
http://www.hhmi.org/programs/gilliam-fellowships-for-advanced-study

UNCF/Merck minority fellowship
http://umsi.uncf.org/sif ​

Student BSPyr/Program/PI Award Info
​Rani Powers ​2014/CPBS/Costello ​​Blumenthal Down Syndrome Predoctoral Fellowship, 2016-2017
​Mandy Richer ​2015/MOLB/Hesselberth ​NSF Award 2016-2019
Jayne Aiken 2014/CSDV/Moore Applied to NSF in 2014, AWARDED, 2015-2018
Tanya Swarts Brown  2013/CSDV/Macklin ​​ NSF Award 2015-2018
Molly Kingsley 2013/MOLB/Bernt 2015-2016 MOLB Training Grant slot
Brooke Sinnen  2013/PHCL/Kennedy 2014-15, 2015-16 Pharmacology Training Grant slot; Crnic Institute Award 2014-2015
Jennifer Rabe 2013/MOLB/Porter MOLB Training Grant, 2014-2016
Sascha Strait 2013/PHCL/Wang Pharmacolgy Training Grant, 2014-2015
Britni Sanchez 2012/NRSC/Schoppe CCTSI TG 2015-16
Amber Ortiz 2012/IMMU/Lenz Diversity Supplement through NIAID, 2013-2018 (with renewals) 
Shannon Miller 2012/IMMU/Connick IMMU TG 2014-2016; Tim Gill Foundation Funding 2013-current. 
Anthony Mangan 2012/MOLB/Prekeris MOLB Training Grant, 2013-2015; HHMI Gilliam Fellowship, AWARDED, 2015-2018
Richard Heinz 2011/CANB/Richer CCTSI TL1 pre-doctoral fellowship 2014-2015
Jason Williams 2011/CSDV/Artinger NRSA/NIDCR Award 2015-2018
Valerie Barton 2011/CANB/Richer NRSA awarded 2015-2018; AACR Scholar-in-Training Travel Award; San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, 2014; Endocrine Society Early Career Forum Travel Award, 2014
Kristin Shotts 2011/IMMU/Torres Cancer Research Grant (CRI), 2012-2014; CCTSI, 2014-2015
Brian Bayless 2010/CSDV/Pearson Pew Charitable Trusts 
Becky Fusby 2010/MOLB/Bentley Bolie Scholarship 
Heather Ray 2010/CSDV/Niswander NRSA/NCI AWARDED 2013-2016 
Laura Noges 2009/IMMU/Marrack NSF GK-12 Transforming Experiences Fellow (Teaching Fellowship), 2012-2013. 
Christine Delgado 2009/IMMU/Lenz NSF LABCOAT 2012-2013; IMMU TG 2013-2014; Minority Diversity Grant 2011-2012 (additional funds towards stipends)
Laura Hudish 2009/MOLB/Appel MOLB TG 2012-2014 
Rebecca Vartuli 2009/MOLB/Ford MOLB TG 2013-2014; F31 NRSA/NCI 2014-2016
Christina Garlington 2009/MOLB/Ford MOLB TG 2010-2011; Sachs Foundation Minority Fellowship 2010-2014; UNCF/Merck Minority Fellowship 2012-2014
Juliette Petersen 2009/MOLB/Niswander Bolie Scholarship; MOLB TG 2010-2012
Daniel Raible 2009/NRSC/Brooks-Kayal NRSC TG 2010-2011
David Drasin 2009/MOLB/Ford F31 NRSA/NCI Award 2012-2015
Marisa Ruehle 2008/MOLB/Kieft MOLB TG 2010-2012 
Kristen Jacobsen 2008/IMMU/Lenz IMMU TG 2014-current 
Bradley Kubick 2008/CSDV/Roop F31 NRSA 2012-2014 
Jennifer Manuzak 2008/MOLB/Kieft T32 
Holly Martinson 2008/MOLB/Tyler DOD 
Sarah Moore 2008/PHCL/Wu PHCL TG 2009-2010
Davalyn Powell 2008/CSDV/Artinger F31 
Kathryn Singleton 2008/CANB/Heasley Lung SPORE Pilot Award
Kristopher Brannan 2007/MOLB/Benteley MOLB TG 2010-2011; 
Patrick Hutchins 2007/PHCL/Murphy PHCL TG 2008-2009 and 2010-2011; 
Terra-Dawn Plank 2007/MOLB/Kieft MICB TG 2013-2014; AHA Predoc Fellowship 2010-2011
Anna Smith  2007/MOLB/Ford Dept. of Defense Breast Cancer Predoctoral Award
Aaron Huebner 2006/CSDV/Roop Foundation of Ichthyosis & Related Skin 
Nicole (Guimond) Gravagna 2005/NRSC/Ribera NRSC TG 2007-2010
Erica McCoy 2003/MOLB/Ford MOLB TG 2004-2006; Dept of Defense Breast Cancer Predoctoral Award
Aaron Patrick 2002/MOLB/Ford Dept. of Defense Breast Cancer Predoctoral Award


 

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