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Per the NIH, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • All trainees are required to pursue their research training full time, normally defined as 40 hours per week
  • Trainees must have received a PhD, MD, DDS, or comparable doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution. Comparable doctoral degrees include but are not limited to, the following: DMD, DC, DO, DVM, OD, DPM, ScD, EngD, DrPH, DNSc, DPT, PharmD, ND (Doctor of Naturopathy), DSW, PsyD, as well as a doctoral degree in nursing research.

Application deadline

The 2024-2025 application period is now closed. Applications will open for 2025-2026 in early 2025. 

How to apply

To complete the online application, you will need to complete the online application and upload the following documents:

  1. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  3. Personal statement (1 page, maximum)
  4. List of references who will provide a letter of recommendation (do not upload letters, only list the references)
  5. 2 letters of recommendation (include one letter from your most recent research mentor). Mentors should email their letters of recommendation directly to 


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