Trainee Resources

Funding for Graduate Students

Dissertation Year Fellowship:

Dissertation Year Award for MBIDP Students:

UCLA Graduate Education Continuing Graduate Student Fellowships:

Whitcome Fellowships (for MBIDP students):

Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (F31):

NIH Individual Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00):

Fogarty International Center (advancing science for global health):  Non-NIH Funding Opportunities for Predoctoral Researchers:

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program  (GRFP):


Funding for Post Docs

Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellowship:

Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12):  From the NIH website: “The IRACDA program combines a traditional mentored postdoctoral research experience with an opportunity to develop academic skills, including teaching, through workshops and mentored teaching assignments at a partner institution. The program is expected to facilitate the progress of postdoctoral candidates toward research and teaching careers in academia.”


Community Outreach

CityLab at UCLA: "...a science educational program run by UCLA undergraduate and graduate students to introduce high school students in the Los Angeles area to the rapidly developing world of biotechnology through hands on laboratory experience."

UCLA High School Nanoscience Program:   " find ways to integrate nanoscience experiments into the prescribed high school curriculum so that they teach required fundamental science concepts, while at the same time introducing students to the new field of nanoscience and exciting them about science in general."     

School on Wheels:  "The mission of School on Wheels is to enhance educational opportunities for homeless children from kindergarten through twelfth grade … by offering: one-on-one weekly tutoring, school supplies, assistance in entering school, help in locating lost records, scholarships, guidance for parents in educational matters for their children, (and running) a Learning Center located in the heart of Skid Row."  

Opportunities for judging high school science fairs, networking with the people who organize the state and county science fairs, and recruiting science-minded high school students to UCLA:

          Los Angeles County Science and Engineering Fair:

          California State Science Fair:


Promoting Diversity In Science

SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science):                   UCLA SACNAS chapter:

ABRCMS (Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students):


Research Opportunities

The following NIH websites are designed to provide training in biomedical research to outstanding students from groups underrepresented in biomedical sciences.