Frequently Asked Questions

How do I receive more information?

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How do I apply?

Select the home department from which your PhD will be granted and apply directly to that graduate program of study. The departments are Biology, Graduate Program for Neuroscience, Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

When is the application deadline?

Wednesday May 6, 2020, unless otherwise stated at each department.

Do I have to be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident?

No. NSF NRT Trainees do not have to be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Do I have to pursue a PhD?

Yes, this is a doctoral traineeship program, post-bachelor or post-master’s students are welcome to identify interest in the training program on their doctoral graduate school applications.

When do students find out if they’ve been accepted into the NRT program?

NRT Trainees will be identified during their first year of graduate studies. The selection process encompasses a variety of requirements including:

  • Complete at least one rotation in a NRT Faculty Member’s laboratory
  • Select a NRT faculty member with whom you would complete your dissertation
  • Participate in NRT activities during the first and second semesters
  • Complete an application to be considered a NRT Trainee

If you still have additional questions, please contact us or call/text Helen Fawcett at 617-9395208