Pre-doctoral fellowships Supported by a T32 Training Grant (NIH/NIA) in the Neurobiology of Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease

The Neurobiology of Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Training Program, funded through the National Institute on Aging, and sponsored by the department of Pharmacology & Neuroscience, is pleased to announce the availability of pre-doctoral fellowships.
Current PhD students, from any discipline, interested in applying for this fellowship should submit the following to Dr. Nathalie Sumien electronically (Nathalie.sumien@unthsc.edu):
1. An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV) and current unofficial transcript
2. One-page statement of interest outlining how the applicant’s research direction and/or interest relates to the neurobiology of aging and/or Alzheimer’s Disease.
3. A short email of support from the mentor (directly to Dr. Sumien).
* Only permanent residents of the United States or US citizens are eligible to apply (due to federal rules and regulations)
* Only students who have finished their first year can apply
Appointed predoctoral fellows will receive a stipend for $27,144 (the rest of the stipend to reach the SBS $30,000 stipend will be provided by the student’s mentor or “home” department using non-federal funds). In addition, trainees will have $3,038 to apply towards tuition and fees ($871/semester), $750 for travel expenses to a national scientific meeting, and up to $4,550 toward research and/or training related expenses, including purchase of student health insurance or relevant reagents and supplies (excluding purchase of animal and human subject related items and controlled substances), and $2,500 in childcare.
As a stipulation of accepting this fellowship, trainees are expected to commit to this program for 12 months, register for PHRM 5300: Neurobiology of Aging (offered Even Springs), participate in Journal Club (held once a month in the Fall and Spring) and in experiential learning activities, attend seminars relating to aging and/or Alzheimer’s disease and join in regular meetings with the program directors. In addition, they are required to acknowledge the training grant (T32 AG020494) in any published abstracts or manuscripts and present their progress at the Annual Neurobiology of Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Trainee symposium (at UNTHSC in May).
Complete applications must be received by May 9th, 5pm