NIH/NSF Training Grants

There are several federally funded graduate training programs available to ILS students once they select a lab and graduate degree program in January of their first year.

These graduate training programs are designed to enhance student outcomes through a variety of best-practices.  Students typically apply for a position within the program during your first year of study at the request of the program’s Director, by nomination, or through a student-initiated process.  Please contact the training program Director for specific instructions on how to be considered for a particular program.

Genetics Predoctoral Research Graduate Training Program (GTG)


Managed by the Genetics department. Funded by NIH for over 40 years and currently supports 6 PhD students per year. In addition to a generous stipend and payment of fees, each trainee receives funds for travel and supplies. Program contact – Dr. Dave Hall


Glycoscience Training Program (GTP)

Administered by the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (CCRC). Funded by NIH and other sources, its focus is to train future Glycoscientists at the Chemistry/Biology interface. Supports 7-8 students each year, each student supported for 2 years. Trainees also receive travel funds. Program contact – Dr. Michael Pierce


Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases Training Program (TEGD)

Managed by the Center for Tropical and Emerging and Global Diseases (CTEGD). Funded by NIH for more than 10 years and currently supports 5 PhD students per year. Students in this program are encouraged to engage in a capstone experience and CTEGD provides some additional support for that. Program contact – Dr. Silvia Moreno