We are now accepting applications for 4 predoctoral traineeships funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) T32 Training Grant awarded to CCPR, pending the final notice of award. NICHD traineeships are intended to support training in demography and population sciences. Trainees appointments are for 12 months, beginning September 2017.
T32 traineeships provide for full-time coursework and research training while enrolled at UCLA and working under the supervision of a CCPR-affiliated faculty mentor. The appointments are for one year at a time. Students who have already held traineeships may apply for reappointment. Traineeships provide a stipend, tuition and fees, and a modest travel allowance to present research at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America.
The trainee stipend level is determined by NIH. For 2016-17, the NIH stipend is about $23,376 over twelve months. In addition, the traineeship includes a supplemental stipend sponsored by Graduate Division. Trainees are eligible to apply for the GSRM award as well, but students who accept a GSRM award while they are trainees are not eligible for the Graduate Division supplement to the traineeship. Trainee appointments begin in September, and continue to the end of the following August.
CCPR-affiliated graduate students are eligible to apply. According to NIH regulations, trainees must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. CCPR-affiliated faculty may also nominate students directly with an email to Ana Ramirez (ARamirez@ccpr.ucla.edu). Students nominated by faculty still must submit an application. Applications from students not affiliated with CCPR will be considered if accompanied by a letter of support from a CCPR-affiliated faculty member confirming the applicant's commitment to training in demography. Non-affiliated students appointed to traineeships will be expected to affiliate with CCPR and participate in CCPR activities.
Potential applicants sometimes ask what topics NICHD favors in the study of populations. The purview of the Population Dynamics Branch (PDB), under which our T32 is funded, is described on their web page: https://www.nichd.nih.gov/about/org/der/branches/pdb/Pages/overview.aspx. Please contact Jennie Brand or Dora Costa with any questions about the potential fit of your research agenda with the NICHD training grant aims.
Applications are due: 5/26/2017
We will notify students selected for traineeships in June.
If you have any questions, please contact Lucy Shao (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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