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

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Application Deadline: March 24, 2021
Application Available: January 27, 2021
Program Start: Fall 2021, once a year only
Length of Program: 2 years full-time


About the Training Program

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing Center for Transdisciplinary Collaborative Research in Self-Management Science (TCRSS) invites applications for our Predoctoral Training Program (NIH funded T32 Institutional National Research Service Award 1T32 NR019035).

Training Program Resources

Application Requirements

All students interested in applying for the training program must meet the application requirements established by the School of Nursing. Below are the minimum requirements.

  1. Fall 2021 Full-time Enrollment in Nursing PhD Program at The University of Texas at Austin.
  2. Must be a US citizen. 
  3. Must submit the Online Application and the following supporting documents by the application deadline. 
    1. Submit an Essay. 
    2. Provide Cover Letter.
    3. Provide updated Curriculum Vitae.
Application Procedures

All students applying for the training program must complete the online application and submit the supporting documents by the March 24, 2021 deadline.

Application

Complete the online application form. The application is only open between January 19th and March 24th. 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 progress in year one, for two 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 $25,320/year for each of two calendar years, based on satisfactory progression in year one, and includes: full tuition, and student health insurance.

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 $25,320/year) over two calendar years.