The Toxicology Mentoring and Skills Development Training Program (ToxMSDT) is a special opportunity for undergraduate science students to participate in a year-long toxicology training and mentoring program. Funded by an NIH grant, the goal of this program is to attract diverse, high achieving undergraduate students from around the United States to pursue careers in biomedical research, especially in the field of toxicology. Successful applicants will be teamed with a mentor and visit the mentor work site, attend three conferences, engage in online learning modules, and interact with the other students and program leaders. There is travel support for participation in all program activities. This program supplements the regular academic pursuits of the ToxMSDT students. The program starts September 1, 2021, and will conclude June 30, 2022.
- A STEM major
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
- At least a second-year undergraduate student
- Completion of at least one semester of general biology and general chemistry
- Currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate institution and continuing enrollment for the 2021-2022 academic year
- Member of a group under-served in the biomedical sciences (for example, under-represented racial/ethnic groups; those from disadvantaged backgrounds such as low socioeconomic status, or grew up in a rural or inner-city setting; NIH notice).
- US citizen or US permanent resident
- Complete the application form
- Upload unofficial undergraduate transcripts, including all coursework and current enrollment, at the application site
- Send the reference form link to your undergraduate advisor, research mentor, or another faculty member who knows your academic performance well
Deadline: May 1, 2021, 11:59 Eastern time. Those selected will be notified in June.
For more information, see the ToxMSDT website.
Questions? Contact ToxMSDT@gmail.com