NHLBI T-35 Training Grant

Research conducted by medical students has been an important tradition at UT Southwestern Medical Center for more than five decades. One of the important avenues by which UT Southwestern has risen to its present level of success has been the recognition of talented students within its student body and their cultivation as clinician-researchers. An important component of this process has been the Summer Research Program that provides short-term research experiences for medical students.

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) funds research in specific areas related to the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart, blood vessel, lung, and blood diseases, and sleep disorders conducted in its own laboratories. Researchers supported by the NHLBI are among the most prolific and prominent on the UT Southwestern faculty.

The UT Southwestern R.L. Kirschstein T-35 (NHLBI) grant supports NHLBI-focused short-term predoctoral training to a limited number of outstanding students as part of the Summer Research Program. Additional funds may be available to underwrite the presentation of work at national or international meetings or cover research costs accrued during the research.

To apply for these funds, complete the Summer Research Program application and follow the instructions to meet the deadlines. The Summer Program Director will identify strong applications that fulfill the NHLBI mission for the funded slots.