Predoctoral Training Grants

Shauna Hutchinson

The Sackler School and institutions on the Health Sciences Campus of Tufts University provide training opportunities through a number of NIH-supported training grants.  The majority of these are affiliated with particular graduate programs and predoctoral trainees are typically appointed to these programs after matriculating at the Sackler School. 

NIH-funded Predoctoral Training Programs


Immunologic Aspects of Disease, Henry Wortis, MD, Program Director

This training program is based in the Immunology Graduate Program and provides training for PhD students studying all aspects of immunology. 

Medical Scientist Training Program, James Schwob, MD,PhD, Program Director 

This training program supports MD/PhD students who are completing this combined degree program.  The program combines MD training at Tufts University School of Medicine with PhD training at the Sackler School. 

Molecular Analysis of Microbial Pathogens, Ralph Isberg, PhD, Program Director

This training program is based in the Molecular Microbiology Graduate Program and provides training for PhD students investigating the pathogenesis of micro-organisms.

Synapse Neurobiology Training Program, Michele Jacob, PhD, Program Director

This is an interdepartmental training program funded through the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Sackler PhD students whose thesis projects are relevant to synaptic structure and function and carried out in the lab of a Neuroscience Program faculty mentor are eligible to apply for support through this opportunity.


Apply for 2017 Admission


The priority application deadline for PhD programs is December 1, 2016.