Graduate Program Overview
The GSTP predoctoral traineeships are
open to trainees who will work with GSTP
trainers as mentors.
The predoctoral traineeships are awarded
for a one-, two- or three-year period, and must take
place at UW-Madison.
No individual trainee may receive more
than 5 years of support at the predoctoral level, including
any combination of support from institutional training
grants and individual fellowship awards.
Predoctoral trainees must be U.S. citizens
or hold permanent resident status.
How to Apply
For graduate students currently working
in a GSTP trainer’s research lab:
- You must be nominated by your advisor.
Trainers are notified regarding deadline dates.
- The faculty trainer nominating you
must complete a predoctoral application form which
can be found under Home/General Section/Forms.
The Training Program
The predoctoral students in the Genomic
Sciences Training Program will participate in a program
of interdisciplinary coursework designed to give them
background in aspects of biological and physical science,
chemistry, engineering, computer science, and statistics
that relate to the genomic sciences. Participating students
will be required to obtain basic knowledge and fundamental
awareness of multidisciplinary approaches to problem
definition and solving in genomic sciences from the
viewpoint of the different disciplines. The GSTP Trainee
Advisory Committee will review each trainee's course
curriculum and expects that approximately three courses
will be taken to fulfill the core curriculum of GSTP.
All trainees will also participate in a weekly GSTP
seminar for the duration of their fellowship, in a one
semester Scientific Ethics course, and in a genomics