Arlington, TX 76019
Engineering Research Building
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UTA's Bioengineering training fellowship provides funding to recruit and train outstanding doctoral students and is made possible through a National Institutes of Health T32 award totaling $1.2 million through 2022. Doctoral trainees will be funded through the UTA VP of Research for their first year and the NIH T32 training award for their second and third years. The mentor and co-mentors will support these trainees thereafter. A total of 15 trainees will receive funding over the term of the grant.
Our long-term objective is to provide an integrative and interdisciplinary bioengineering doctoral training program in nanomaterials, nanotechnology and nanomedicine associated with cardiovascular and lung diseases. BE doctoral students will have at least two mentors from different disciplines to work on collaborative research projects, and one of the mentors must be a UTA BE faculty member and/or BE-affiliated faculty member. Students’ collaborations with other disciplines and their successes in the classroom and the lab will lead to new research partnerships. They will have truly multi-disciplinary training, which will lead to innovative ideas and, ultimately, more research funding and greater discoveries. Trainees may select and work at any laboratory of any approved mentors/co-mentors at UTA or UT Southwestern. The NIH trainees will be paid through the UTA system from year 1 to year 3 of their doctoral studies, and then they can be paid through either UTA or UTSW thereafter, based on their mentor/co-mentors' funding support.
The fellowship will provide for a stipend, tuition and travel to a conference.
Participating mentors/co-mentors have extensive training track records in four focus areas:
Students in the program will be trained within these four focused areas.
The BE mentor and other mentors must provide financial support to the UTA BE NIH trainees after their third year until their graduation (assuming the trainee has a continuing satisfaction with his/her research training performance).
Only UTA BE doctoral students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents can apply for the NIH training fellowship. Senior doctoral students (more than 3 years in the doctoral program) are NOT eligible to apply for the NIH training fellowship.
Students supported by UTA's first NIH T32 award: 15
Dr. Michael Cho
Professor and Chair
Dr. Cheng-Jen Chuong
Professor and Associate Chair