Now accepting applications for NIH T32 training program

"Stroke and its Co-morbidities"

Now Accepting Applications

Graduate Research Training Program:  Stroke and its Co-morbidities

A National Institutes of Health T32 Training Program

The Office of Research and Graduate Education is pleased to announce a competition for fellowships in the T32 pre-doctoral training grant for training in stroke and its related co-morbidities.  The principal investigator for this grant is Dr. James W. Simpkins. 

Application due date: February 15, 2019.

Eligibility: Graduate PhD students from year 1 to year 3 in their program, must have selected a dissertation laboratory/advisor, US citizen or landed immigrant (green card holder), and must be conducting research related to stroke, which can include basic, clinical or -population science approaches.

The Stroke and Its Co-morbidities Predoctoral Training Program will formalize and standardize the already strong training programs in the biomedical sciences and focus on stroke research. A number of innovative aspects of this training program are semester-long didactic courses in “Stroke” and the “Neurobiology of Aging”, a clinical immersion in our WVU Stroke Center, a Neuroscience Emerging Research Discoveries in Stroke (NERDS) journal club, an Associate Scholars Program, and experience in community engagement. The proposed training program will select the best PhD students from the participating Biomedical Sciences Training programs at the West Virginia University (WVU) Health Science Center (WVU HSC) and will prepare them with the skills, knowledge and acumen needed for a successful career in stroke research. The specific training for each of 6 mentees will be tailored based on their annually updated Individualized Development Plan (IDP), and an “Exploring Career Paths” Program will help prepare them for their chosen career. Program training is expected to last 2 to 3 years. This pre-doctoral training program will create a new generation of young scholars who can address the need for innovative stroke research for the citizens of West Virginia and the nation.

Application Process requires the graduate student to submit a cover letter indicating why your research is related to stroke and why this training opportunity is important to you, an NIH style biosketch, a list of courses taken in graduate school and your grades, and finally, a letter of support from the student's advisor indicating willingness to also participate in seminars and research presentations sponsored by the grant. 

All application material should be submitted to Holly Legleiter by February 15, 2019.