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Pharmacology & Toxicology

Training in Molecular Toxicology and Environmental Disease:

Predoctoral Fellowships

  • This support is offered for a two year period (subject to review at the end of the first year). A competitive application may be submitted for a third year of support.

  • Appointment terms are for one year periods. Early terminations are granted only under exceptional circumstances.

  • Trainees will devote a minimum of 40 hours/week to research related to the grant.

  • Trainees should not accept any additional support or employment without conferring with the training grant director.

  • Trainees will register for and attend the Toxicology seminar course, PGS 196T, each semester (registration not required every semester if it will cause you to exceed 9 hours, but attendance at every seminar is REQUIRED, unless a written excuse is provided).

  • Trainees will register for and attend PGS 185D, “Responsible Conduct of Science” (commonly referred to as “Ethics Class” and offered each fall for one hour a week).

  • Trainees will register for and attend two Toxicology courses, “Fundamentals of Toxicology” (PGS 384K, offered each fall) and “Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology” (PGS 384L, offered each spring).

  • Trainees will register for and attend PGS 185G “Grant Writing.”

  • Trainees will register for and attend PGS 487Q “Communication Skills for Scientists” (offered only in the summer).

  • Trainees should pursue other funding by writing a proposal for an individual NRSA Fellowship or similar funding within two years of beginning training. Due to the training grant budget cycle, the August submission date is preferred. NOTE: There is a limit of five years of aggregate NIH predoctoral support, including training grants and fellowships.

  • Trainees are encouraged to attend scientific meetings and present their research results. Travel funds may be available during the first year of training grant support without the requirement of data presentation; however, travel funding for second and third year trainees will only be available for students presenting data, unless they have an acceptable justification as to why they cannot. In addition, the travel funding must be used prior to June 30 of the year in which the trainee is appointed. Travel taking place after June 30, but before reappointment, will be decided on a case-by-case basis.

  • Trainees are expected to publish results of research supported by the training grant and cite grant contribution (T32 ES007247). Predoctoral trainees may not have publishable results until near the end of their training period. However, trainees are expected to have manuscripts written and submitted by the time the Ph.D. is awarded. Furthermore, all trainees are expected to follow through on getting their Ph.D. work published even after taking their next position.

  • Trainees will provide a yearly summary of research (half a page) and list of publications on request.

  • After leaving the grant, trainees will maintain contact by providing address updates and responding to requests for information on current activities for a period of ten years.


Last Reviewed: July 8, 2014

Division Information

Mailing Address:
Pharmacology & Toxicology
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas
at Austin
107 W. Dean Keeton
Stop C0875
Austin, TX, USA

Email Address: pharmtox

Phone: 512-471-5158

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