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 application assistance for the NIH INDIVIDUAL FELLOWSHIP.

Students must file an “intent to apply” with the GSBS at least one month prior to the fellowship deadline; filing your intent earlier is highly recommended. Click here to file your intent to apply.

Important fellowship dates:



NIH Submission Deadline

April 8

August 8

December 8

Letter of Intent to GSBS due

March 8

July 8

November 8

If you have questions or would like to set up a fellowship advising appointment, please contact

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.

Email in the GSBS Dean's Office to get started!