T35 Application Portal

This page contains the application form. Please read all instructions carefully and review the application checklist to verify that you have all required documents prior to completing this form. You will find a section at the end of the form that will allow you to upload the other required documents to be submitted alongside your application. 


Application Checklist:

  • Application Form
  • 1-2 page Essay Describing Your Research Interests and Career Objectives
  • Curriculum Vitae (recent) 
  • Letter From Your Home School/Department Advisor
  • Personal Statement
Detailed Application Checklist

The following is a list of required documents to submit online alongside your application:

  • A 1-2 page essay describing your research interests and career objectives. This will help us get you started on a project that interests you and match you with the right mentors to help
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • A letter from the home school/department advisor (secondary mentor) confirming the home institutional support for you to participate in the T35 program as a trainee.  (This only has to be a sentence or two)
  • A personal statement describing your future professional goals and how this experience will contribute to your future goals. (Please limit to 1 page)

This program is for masters or pre-dissertation graduate students  in physical and/or quantitative sciences. Students participate full time for 3 consecutive months.  The preferred time period is from mid-May through mid-August. The following is a full list of eligibility requirements:


  • Must be a full-time masters or pre-dissertation graduate student from a quantitative or physical science department with a minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Must have completed at least one year (two semesters) of study before the summer training begins
  • Must express interest in exploring independent research in Big Data in infectious disease and/or healthcare
  • Must receive a formal agreement from home department/school for summer release to attend the training
  • Must commit to the 3-month formal 40-hours-per-week training engagement in the T35 program 
  • Must commit to submitting a publishable manuscript in an area of Big Data infectious disease research no later than one year after the summer training
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (per NIH rules) 
Program Timeline Reminder

Notice: We have extended the deadline to apply, which has changed the timeline 

February 29, 2024: Application deadline

March 11, 2024: Trainee selections are made 

March 15, 2024: Traineeship offers are awarded

March 22, 2024: Deadline for selected trainees to confirm participation

March 29, 2024: Deadline for selected trainees to submit additional pre-program items

May 10, 2024 to July 26, 2024: Anticipated traineeship period

Traineeships are awarded each year on a competitive basis.

Before You Apply

Before you apply, please discuss your interest in participation in this program with your faculty advisor and correspond via email with Dr. Bankole Olatosi and Ms. Audrey Auen, indicating an interest in applying for the program. It is important that your home department be involved in this process to ensure that scheduling conflicts are avoided and protocols are being followed. 

Notice: Because this form uses Google Drive to collect submissions, you may be asked to sign into your google account in order to access the form.