Open Positions


Two predoctoral trainee positions will be available starting October 1, 2019 thru September 30, 2020, with the possibility of renewal for a second year with good progress and active engagement of the applicant and faculty preceptor in the training program.  A predoctoral fellowship includes a yearly stipend; the stipend level for FY 2019 is about $24,816.  The fellowship also includes an allowance for trainee-related expenses and covers 100% of fees.  

To be eligible, the student must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, matriculated in a UC Davis graduate program who has successfully completed at least the first year of their graduate program and is working on a thesis project related to environmental health.

A complete application consists of the following:

  • The applicant’s biographical sketch or CV.
  • The mentor’s NIH biosketch including other support
  • A concise plan (1-3 pages, excluding references) describing the proposed research, its relevance to environmental health science and the applicant’s career goals.
  • A copy of graduate and undergraduate academic records.
  • Three letters of recommendation, one of which is from the PI supervising the trainee’s research.  The PI must include a statement of how the applicant’s project will contribute to environmental health sciences and how the PI will help the student achieve this goalThe PI must also indicate how many other trainees (graduate students and postdoctoral fellows) are currently in the laboratory. (If the PI is listed as trainee faculty on the current T32 training grant then they can upload the letter of recommendation on the application website.  If not, forward the letter to Vickey Webster,
  • A statement from both the applicant and the mentor confirming that if the applicant is awarded a training fellowship, both the applicant and the mentor will accept and meet the expectations spelled out in the attached Letter of Agreement.
  • A statement on how the applicant will address the program requirement for didactic training in mechanistic toxicology (e.g., coursework in toxicology that has or will be taken for credit).

To apply please go to The application deadline is May 6, 2019.


The NIEHS T32 Executive Committee Applications will review applications. Selection is based on academic qualifications and thus is an honor. Other criteria for selection include academic promise, scientific interest, mechanistic focus, use of innovative technology, translational utility, collaborative involvement and relevance to the mission of NIEHS, which has established this granting mechanism to train the next generation of scientists to further the NIEHS mission of protecting environmental health. The NIEHS mission is described on the institute’s website: