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Eligibility and Applying

Domestic and international students having completed their 1st year of graduate study are invited to apply and are awarded at the beginning of each fall semester. Funding is awarded to post- candidacy students, however, pre-candidacy students will be considered for provisional acceptance on a case-by-case basis. The award is for 2 years starting August 1 of each academic year. In addition to providing NIH-level stipend and tuition, this prestigious award provides funds to attend one scientific conference. Only rising 2nd or 3rd year doctoral students will be considered for the incoming class.

 

Application Process

Students must provide a 1 page CV, a copy of their graduate transcript, unofficial GRE scores, a description of current research activities which includes a statement of the student’s role in project development (11⁄2 to 2 pages), and a statement of future plans (1/2 page). Current research activities should include a proposed thesis project title, general aims and hypothesis and experimental approach. Future plans should specifically address how the student envisions the potential benefits of the training program on future career trajectory upon graduation (1/2 in margins, single spaced). References (no more than 10) may be included on a separate page. A supporting letter from the research mentor is also required. The mentor support letter should include 1) a statement that the mentor supports all required coursework/training program activities, 2) a statement that the mentor will participate in the team teaching of capstone course PHSIO 510 and other aspects of the training program, and 3) a statement of how the student’s research project will be supported. All materials must be submitted as one PDF. Please submit applications to the attention of Dr. Donna Korzick (dhk102@psu.edu) with subject line “Training Grant Application, LAST NAME”. Application deadline is June 30, 2017. Current Trainees - pictures; names of research projects Former Trainees - pictures; names of research projects