Typically, about five to seven new training grant positions open up each year. The normal funding period is now two years. Trainees are active members of the MBTG program throughout their PhD training even in years when they are supported by other funding mechanisms. MBTG works hard to accommodate a wide variety of funding options to provide trainees with the best possible training experiences.
Graduate students who are accepted for admission into select biological PhD graduate programs are automatically considered for training grant positions – no separate application from the student is required. Qualified students are nominated by their programs, and the competitive selection process is based on undergraduate grades, test scores, letters of recommendation, and demonstrated research capability.
If a student is offered a position on the training grant, she or he will be informed by the MBTG Director and provided with information about the training grant and its associated opportunities for enhanced training.
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