NIDDK T-35 Training Grant FAQs

What is provided by the T-35 training grant?

The NIDDK T-35 funds the student stipend and provides additional funds that can support presenting results at a scientific meeting.

Who is eligible?

Any student presently enrolled in an accredited U.S. medical school.

Can I apply if I am enrolled at UT Southwestern?

Yes! A certain proportion of the training grant slots will be available to students enrolled at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Why should I apply?

This is a competitive program. Successful competition for a training grant “slot” is an achievement that helps distinguish students from their peers.

Can any research projects be supported by the T-35 grant?

The T-35 grant is funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Projects must be in areas of NIDDK emphasis: diabetes, obesity, endocrine disorders, metabolic diseases, cystic fibrosis, liver and intestinal diseases, nutrition, kidney disease, urologic disorders, hematologic diseases, stem cell research, basic biology of organ systems, and developmental and structural biology.