Genome Science Training Program Overview

The Genome Science Training Program (GSTP) at the University of Michigan provides support for pre- and post-doctoral training at the interface of statistical, computational, and molecular genetics under support from the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

Since its inception in 1995, the Program has supported eighty trainees, and is supporting thirteen during the 2014-2015 academic year. Funding usually is for an initial two years of support with a third year of support possible on a competitive basis . United States citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply. Pre-doctoral trainees can be new applicants to a relevant University of Michigan graduate program (Biostatistics; Human Genetics; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Epidemiology; Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology; Statistics; Bioinformatics) or continuing Michigan students at any stage in their graduate studies.

Pre-doctoral trainees are expected to undertake a core curriculum of the training program. Post-doctoral trainees should have a doctoral degree and a desire to pursue these areas of study with a University Michigan faculty member.

Pre-doctoral trainees are provided with full tuition (two semesters) and a stipend ($22,476.00 in 2014-2015). Post-doctoral trainees receive the standard NIH stipend level which is based on years of post-doctoral experience. Trainees also receive travel funds towards attendance at a scientific meeting.