Apply for T32 Training

Take advantage of professional research training opportunities available to graduate students or potential postdoctoral fellows through a T32 research training grant at Oklahoma Center for Geroscience and Healthy Brain Aging in Oklahoma City.

How to Apply

To qualify for the T32 program:

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (green card holder)
  • Your research project must be designed to address aging and age-related diseases
  • Graduate student applicants must successfully complete the Ph.D. qualifying examination (QE)

Find out more about the Geroscience T32 program and benefits.

In addition to the eligibility requirements listed above, follow the appropriate application guidelines below.

Send your completed application packets to:
Dr. William Sonntag

William-Sonntag@ouhsc.edu
and
Laura Oralora
Laura-Otalora@ouhsc.edu

Graduate Student Application

To apply for a graduate student T32 position, you must submit:

  • Letter requesting appointment to the Oklahoma Center for Geroscience and Healthy Brain Aging T32 program
  • Current transcript with coursework and grades
  • Two-page description of your research project, including Specific Aims, Significance, Innovation
  • NIH biosketch with ERA Commons ID
  • Two letters of reference: one from your thesis advisor and one from another rotation advisor

Postdoctoral Fellowship Application

To apply for a T32 postdoctoral fellowship, you must submit:

  • Letter requesting appointment to the Oklahoma Center for Geroscience and Healthy Brain Aging T32 program
  • Two-page description of your research project, including Specific Aims, Significance, Innovation
  • NIH biosketch with ERA Commons ID
  • Two letters of reference: one from your thesis advisor and one from another rotation advisor

What to Expect in the Appointment Process

When the Oklahoma Center for Geroscience and Healthy Brain Aging receives your full application packets, the following steps unfold during consideration of your potential appointment:

  1. Using your ERA Commons ID, the Center will submit an application form via X-Train
  2. Fellowship applicants will sign the NIH payback agreement and submit via FedEx
  3. All applicants will complete a Program Enrollment form
  4. All applicants will complete a Direct Deposit form to receive stipend
  5. Payroll coordinator at Oklahoma Center for Geroscience and Healthy Brain Aging will complete EPAF to ensure all portions of the stipend are paid (approximately the 20th of each month); designations include Predoctoral Trainee status for graduate students (1777 GRA to 5417 PT) and volunteer status for fellows (5425 Postdoctoral Trainee)

Also, be sure to review the following:

Join Oklahoma’s Geroscience Professionals

As a clinician, educator or researcher working in the area of age-related disease, you’re encouraged to become a member of the Oklahoma Center for Geroscience and Healthy Brain Aging. Join our broad effort to better understand the aging process, reduce disease and improve quality of life as we all get older.

View our leadership team and find OU Health geroscience clinical faculty.

Contact us to learn how you can partner with Oklahoma Center for Geroscience and Healthy Brain Aging.

National Funding Support for Oklahoma

Oklahoma Center for Geroscience and Healthy Brain Aging is funded in part by an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health.

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