UConn/JAX-GM Genomic Science Training Program

Application for Support from the UConn/JAX-GM Training Program in Genomic Science


UConn Health and JAX-GM have been awarded a T32 grant from NHGRI to support a new UConn/JAX-GM Training Program in Genomic Science. This program will provide financial support for three students per year for their second and third years of study. Students in this program have specific course requirements to enhance their training in Genomic Sciences.

Doctoral students completing their first year in good standing are encouraged to apply for a two- participation include:

  • Tuition remission
  • Institutional Allowance of $2,400 to spend on research-related expenses
  • An annual award of $3,000 for travel expenses associated with participation in the NHGRI Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting and the annual Cold Spring Harbor Biology of Genomes meeting
  • Allowance for Childcare costs $2,500
  • No cost participation in online courses and conferences hosted by The Jackson Laboratory
  • Access to NIH trainee resources and programming

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students must be eligible U.S. Workers (Permanent Resident, US Citizen)
  • Students must be current first year students who have selected a thesis advisor
  • The student’s thesis advisor must be a member of the UConn/JAX-GM Training Program in Genomic Science
  • Advisor must provide a letter endorsing Student’s application
  • Student must be in good academic standing

Selection criteria will be based on several factors, including, but not limited to the extent of focus of thesis work on genomic sciences, student record, balance of students between UConn Health and JAX-GM laboratories, adequate support for student in the thesis laboratory, and student’s reasons for wanting to participate in the program.

For more questions, please contact Brenton Graveley (graveley@uchc.edu) or Charles Lee (Charles.Lee@jax.org).

Admissions Timeline


July 29, 2022 – Applications due from students

August 11, 2022 – Committee will review and select the new T32 Appointees