MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Institutional Training Grants

There are many institutional training grants to which GSBS students can apply. Each training grant is run independently by university faculty. Direct inquiries about eligibility and application dates to program contacts.

External Fellowships

GSBS maintains a list of common external funding opportunities for which GSBS students can apply for independent fellowship support. GSBS also helps students explore other funding agencies and mechanisms.

GSBS is pleased to offer INDIVIDUAL FELLOWSHIP application assistance.

Tell us of your plans by contacting Nicolle Patterson at least 3 months prior to submission deadline.

Preliminary Meeting

We will organize a preliminary meeting with you, and our Grant Navigator approximately 2 months prior to the institutional deadline.  This meeting focuses on

Application Resources

Since external fellowship applications are unlike institutional training grants and R01 research grants, the Grant Navigator provides detailed documents for all application components including templates of certain sections that can then be tailored for the individual student’s needs.

 A list of templates that have been produced include:

Submission Timelines & Checklists

Each funding agency or NIH Institute may have slightly unique application requirements, and each UT institution (UTHealth vs MD Anderson) has additional internal forms and review procedures.  Based on your chosen funding agency and your UT institution, we will provide you with a timeline and checklist illustrating Agency and UT requirements, as well as points-of-contact for troubleshooting (e.g., your designated OSP specialist, Agency program officer).  In addition, you will be sent timely reminders as submission milestones approach.

 Note: We also can help pair you with existing applicable Training Grant slots across the Houston Area.

Contact Nicolle Patterson (713.500.9886) in the GSBS Dean's Office to get started.