Eligible students* admitted to one of the 13 graduate programs listed below can be nominated for an IMSD Traineeship by their individual program.  The IMSD Admissions Committee reviews the applications and selects students for IMSD funding.  Selected students are provided with up to 18 months of support (salary, tuition, and benefits; up to the limits set by the NIH), with supplemental funds from their School or Program to cover the full costs. 

As a member of our community IMSD trainees are expected to participate of activities organized by the IMSD program through their entire graduate school experience.

To explore the exciting possibilities for PhD-training at Rutgers-New Brunswick/Piscataway, here are some sites, including links to the IMSD partner graduate programs:

School of Graduate Studies:   

We hope our programs match your interests. 

For graduate program-specific questions, please contact the respective program directly.  

For questions about the IMSD program contact us


* Who is eligible? Funded by the National Institutes of Health, IMSD trainees must be American citizens or Permanent Residents. In addition, we are guided by the NIH description of groups under-represented in biomedical sciences, including, but not limited to: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, natives of U.S. Pacific Islands, people with disabilities, and students from economically and/or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.

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