T32 Precision Health Intervention Methodology Training in Self-Management of Multiple Chronic Conditions (MCC)


Application Deadline: April 14, 2023
Application Available: March 20, 2023
Program Start: Fall 2023
Length of Program: 2 years full-time

Visit T32 Precision Health Training Program page.


About the Training Program

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing Center for Health Equity Research (HER) invites applications for our Predoctoral Training Program (NIH funded T32 Institutional National Research Service Award 1T32 NR019035).

Training Program Resources

Application Requirements

All applicants must meet the requirements established by the School of Nursing.

Minimum requirements include:

  1. Must be a current full-time UT Austin School of Nursing Ph.D. student, Fall 2023.
  2. Must be a US citizen or US resident.
  3. Must submit the Online Application and provide the following supporting documents by the application deadline.
    1. Essay
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Current Curriculum Vitae
Application Procedures

All students applying for the training program must complete the online application and submit the supporting documents by the April 14, 2023 deadline.


Complete the online application form. The application is only open between March 20, 2023 and April 14, 2023. All supporting application documents must be uploaded in the designated area of the online application form. Please contact Tracy Demchuk at tdemchuk@nursing.utexas.edu to access the online application form.

*Recommendation: Please make sure all supporting documents are complete and ready to upload before filling out the online application form.

Supporting Documents

Below documents must be submitted in a Word or PDF format.

  1. Cover Letter: Readable font, 12-point, double spaced, 1-inch margins.
  2. Curriculum Vitae: Readable font, 12-point, double spaced, 1-inch margins.
  3. Essay: (500-word maximum) Applicant will describe your research goals and how this training opportunity could advance your scholarly career.
Training Program Aims
  1. Support transdisciplinary research and scholarly development of doctoral nursing students enrolled full-time in The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing’s PhD program.
  2. Advance self-management science with a focus on precision health.
  3. Develop nurse scientists who can effectively collaborate with related disciplines.
  4. Foster novel research to determine the phenotypic characteristics of people with chronic conditions while also delivering personalized self-management.
Academic Support

The curriculum and mentoring plan for each trainee will be established with input from our transdisciplinary mentoring team. The training program will include:

  • Conceptual models and methods from diverse fields of study
  • Integrating genetic (omic) knowledge
  • Computational and engineering science
  • Communications and data analytics
Stipend Support

This Scholars Program provides two years of stipend support, based on satisfactory progression, for three well-qualified applicants whose research interests are a good fit with the goals of this Precision Health Intervention Methodology training grant. Stipend support per trainee is $26,352/year for each of two calendar years, based on satisfactory progression in year one, and includes: full tuition, student health insurance and eligible to receive $2,500 per budget period for childcare costs provided by a licensed childcare provider.

Benefits to Precision Health Intervention Methodology Scholars
  1. T32 NRSA is a prestigious federally (NIH) funded training program.
  2. Opportunities to work with transdisciplinary researchers/mentors.
  3. Learn cutting edge knowledge and methodology skills.
  4. Develop and implement innovative, effective and personalized interventions for populations suffering from MCC. 
  5. Receive financial support (stipend of $26,352/year) over two calendar years.

Contact Information

Program Information: Stacey Cauvin at scauvin@nursing.utexas.edu.

Application Process/Information: Tracy Demchuk at tdemchuk@nursing.utexas.edu.

Selection Process/Timeline

Applications Due: April 14, 2023

Notification of Decisions: Early Summer 2023