NIDDK 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 Research Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) funds a limited number of short-term research slots for medical students with an interest in areas of NIDDK emphasis. These areas include: 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. The grant may also provide additional funds that can be used to permit the presentation of results at a scientific meeting or cover costs accrued during the summer research itself.

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