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Graduate Program: Financial Support: Training Grants

All of our training grants are sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Per NIH guidelines, traineeships are available to U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents who are pursuing or intend to pursue a PhD.

Training Grant Policies: For detailed information on our NIH Training Grant policy and procedures for appointment, visit our Trainee Policies page.

Descriptions of each of our training grants are below.

  • Biostatistics, Epidemiologic and Bioinformatic Training in Environmental Health (BEBTEH) Training Grant: The BEBTEH Training Program combines quantitative training with environmental health science applications. Pre- and postdoctoral trainees emphasize one of two pathways, the laboratory-based pathway or the population-based pathway. Within each pathway there will be training in both quantitative and life sciences disciplines. Trainees belong to one of four departments (biostatistics, environmental and occupational health sciences (EOHS), epidemiology, genome sciences). Trainees in quantitative disciplines (e.g. biostatistics, statistical genetics) will emphasize quantitative training and will receive enhanced training in environmental health sciences, while the converse will be true for trainees in life sciences disciplines (e.g. epidemiology, genome sciences, EOHS). Trainees will have distinct and individualized training plans to learn how to conduct research, meet requirements, and choose electives unified by the overarching goals and activities of BEBTEH. Each trainee is assigned two mentors from a pool of 24 mentors in eight UW departments. Preceptors have expertise in topics ranging from biostatistics, statistical genetics, epidemiology, genome sciences, computer sciences, medicine, and environmental health sciences.
  • Cancer Epidemiology Training Grant
  • Dental Public Health Training Grant
  • Mental Health Biostatistics Training Grant: This biostatistics in mental health training program will offer training opportunities to PhD students in biostatistics by providing pre-doctoral stipends during their graduate training, especially for dissertation research on a topic related to mental health, including depression, anxiety disorders, Alzheimer’s and related disease, autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, mood disorders, parasuicide and borderline personality disorders, eating disorders, and posttraumatic stress disorders. Training opportunities offered are long-term in nature with support up to the maximum of five years. This training program provides the opportunity for individuals to obtain training in such a way that, upon completion of the program, they will possess (1) a high level of competence in the science of biostatistics, (2) knowledge of the mental health content area, and (3) strong communication skills to enable effective interaction with mental health researchers.
  • Statistical Genetics Training Grant: The Statistical Genetics Training Grant is a joint program of the Departments of Biostatistics, Genome Science and Statistics. Trainees take the courses required for the PhD tracks in statistical genetics (Biostatistics or Statistics) or for the Certificate in Statistical Genetics (Genome Sciences). They also receive training in laboratory techniques for genetic data and training in the responsible conduct of research. They are advised by faculty in the three UW departments or at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. They may participate in the annual Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics.
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