CTRD NIH Pre-doctoral Trainees are outstanding IU graduate students whose integrative research interests focus on behavior and physiology in humans and other animals and will address key questions in three related themes: (1) Developmental contributions to reproductive behavior; (2) Origins and expression of differences among the sexes; and (3) Interactions between sex, health, and disease. Awards are for 12 months of stipend support and include a small allowance for research expenses and travel. CTRD Trainees MUST be citizens, non-citizen nationals or permanent residents of the US.
All materials (including letters from references) must be submitted by February 12, 2024 by 4 pm Eastern.
CISAB Scholars must be in good academic standing in their home departments. We strongly encourage students to apply for both the CISAB Pre-doctoral Fellowship and the CTRD NIH Pre-doctoral Fellowship if your research is applicable.
To apply for a CTRD predoctoral fellowship you will need:
1. A summary of your dissertation research (2-3 pages).
Discuss how being a CTRD trainee will further your research, training and/or career goals, and what special opportunities to conduct integrative research may become possible if you receive funding. You can upload a PDF. Please name your file so it is easily identifiable as yours.
Be sure to provide a brief description of how your research plan specifically applies to one of the explicit training foci of the CTRD (1) Developmental contributions to reproductive behavior; (2) Origins and expression of differences among the sexes; and (3) Interactions between sex, health, and disease.
2. Supervision and Guidance.
Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from your PI. NIH requires CTRD trainees be advised or co-advised by a member of the training faculty. One of the recommendation letters must come from the CTRD training faculty member who is advising or co-advising you. Please ask your two recommenders to send their letters to email@example.com.
Please ensure that your PI includes in their recommendation letter a statement that the resources for your dissertation research are available and a brief description of how the costs of your research will be supported (e.g., PI research grants, startup funds, research grants to the trainee, IU research funds, etc.).
Apply for the CTRD pre-doctoral trainee fellowship