How to Apply to the T32 Research Training Program

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis based on the availability of trainee slots on the grant.

All individuals supported by the training grant must be US citizens or noncitizen nationals (permanent residents). Students on temporary or student visas are not eligible.

Individuals must have successfully completed a residency program in internal medicine in the United States or received a PhD in a biological science at a major research University. Applicants must identify a mentor at the University of Minnesota with whom they plan to do a post-doctoral research fellowship in the area of diabetes, endocrinology, and metabolism.

There are 2 paths to obtain T32 funding:

  1. MDs seeking to combine clinical and research training may enter our ACGME accredited Fellowship Program
  2. PhDs or MDs interested mainly in research training may enter directly into the T32 Program


A complete application must include the following:

  1. Application Form
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV)
  3. 1-2 page statement of career goals and research interests
  4. Official transcripts from all University/Colleges attended
  5. One (1) letter of recommendation from the proposed mentor sent directly by the mentor. This letter should indicate the mentor's commitment to the training of the applicant and outline the project the applicant will be doing in the mentor's laboratory.
  6. One (1) additional letters of recommendation sent directly by the evaluators
  7. Current biosketch of proposed mentor

These materials should be submitted by e-mail to the Program Coordinator, Suzanne Jimenez Revou (


The Executive Committee will review applications and invite the best candidates to interview with the committee.

Candidates are selected based on a strong interest in endocrine science, past research and academic accomplishments, a commitment to a career in academic medicine and a passion for science and learning.