University of Pennsylvania

Predoctoral Training Grant in Pharmacology



Students are supported in Year 2 and 3 of training.

New trainees are selected each March by a competitive process assessing academic and research accomplishments. An email announcement soliciting applications is sent to all eligible Pharmacology Graduate Group members.

Applicants must be members of the Pharmacology Graduate Group. However, for an applicant to be considered for a position, their academic record should include:

  • Coursework in Pharmacology (PHRM 623, PHRM600, PHRM532)
  • Coursework in statistics AND bioinformatics
  • All T32 trainees must be U.S. citizens or green card holders

Responsibilities of trainees:

  • Attending and presenting a poster at the Annual Student Symposium
  • Attending the Annual ITMAT Retreat
  • Presenting  thesis work at Spring Seminar Series sponsored by the Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics starting in Year 3 of training
  • Serving as Journal Club discussion leaders in Year 4 of training
  • Preparing an Individual Development Plan (IDP) in conjunction with your PI every year of training