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Application Information

Is this program for me?
The ADRD-TP supports graduate students who are or will be engaged in multidisciplinary research in Alzheimer's disease and related dementia (ADRD). Each student should demonstrate engagement in at least two of these disciplines. In addition to your PhD mentor, you must also select a co-mentor from a different discipline. The individual to be trained must be a US citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States, or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of Appointment.

What will I study?
The four major disciplines of ADRD are basic biology, clinical and translational research, drug discovery and development, biophysics, bioinformatics and data science. Each student should demonstrate the engagement in at least two of these disciplines.

How do I apply?
To apply, please submit a PDF document with the following information:

  1. Please provide your name, Department, PhD Mentor and Co-Mentor. Please be advised that Faculty Indicated as "Associate" can serve as co-Mentors. Faculty indicated as "Mentors" can serve as both primary or secondary (co-) mentor.
  2. Abstract and Specific Aims (limited to 1 page including both )
  3. NIH Biosketch including a Personal Statement. The Personal Statement should describe the student’s interest in and rationale for their multidisciplinary approach in ADRD.
  4. Transcripts (do not have to be official) and GRE scores.
  5. Three letters of support (cannot be your mentor or co-mentor).

Please send application material to Lea Smucker by Friday, September 29, 2017. Letters of Support should be sent directly by the referee. The T32 Steering Committee will review the applications and select finalists for a short interview. The successful candidates will be begin their appointment on October 16, 2017. Trainees will have to reapply each year for funding.

I am a first year GEMS, MSTP or GPN student. Can I apply?
First year students who have yet to choose a mentor but are interested in joining the program in the future, please send a biosketch and three letters of support to the Program Director, Prof. Lazarov.