Training Grants

Active UC Irvine Training Grants

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Current NIH Training Grants

​PI: Andersen, Bogi
PI: Ganesan, Anand
​Trainees: Graduate students and Post-doctorate Trainees
Project Period: 2022-2027
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T32 NS045540
PI: Baram, Tallie Z.
(949) 824-1131, 1063
Trainees: Graduate students and Post-doctoral Trainees
Program Period: 2003-2024

T32 AG000096
PI: Tenner, Andrea
(949) 824-3268
PI: Stark, Craig
(949) 824-4201
Trainees: Predoc/ Postdoc
Project Period: 1982-2029
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T32 CA009054-41
PI: Fruman, David
(949) 824-1947, 2274
PI: Edinger, Aimee
(949) 824-1921
Trainees: Graduate students and Post-doctorate Trainees
Project Period: 1980-2026
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PI: Goldin, Alan L.
(949) 824-5334, 8508
Trainees: Graduate students (MD/PhD students only)
Project Period: 1999-2025

PI: Grill, Joshua
(949) 824-5905 
PI: Head, Elizabeth
(949) 824-1225
Trainees: Graduate students and Post-doctorate Trainees
Project Period: 2021-2026
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PI: Lander, Arthur D. 
(949) 824-1721 
PI: Nie, Qing 
(949) 824-5530 
Trainees: Graduate students 
Project Period: 2020-2025 

PI: Lane, Thomas
PI:Green, Kim
949- 824-3859
Trainees: Graduate students
Project Period: 2022-2027
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PI: Lodoen, Melissa B.
(949) 824-7805
PI: Goulding, Celia
(949) 824-0337, 4-3379
PI: Martiny, Jennifer
(949) 824-0487
Trainees: Graduate students
Project Period: 2019-2024
T32 DC010775
PI: Metherate, Raju 
(949) 824-6141
Trainees: Graduate students and Post-doctorate Trainees
Project Period: 2010-2025

PI:Palczewski, Krzysztof
PI:Chang Liu
​Trainees: Graduate students
Project Period: 2022-2027
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PI: Pearlman, Eric 
(949) 824-1867
Trainees: Graduate students
Project Period: 2010-2028
PI: Semler, Bert 
(949) 824-7573, 6058
Trainees: Graduate students
Project Period: 2013-2025
PI: Thompson, Leslie M.
(949) 824-6756, 1910
PI: Donovan, Peter J.
(949) 824-3691
Trainees: Graduate students
Project Period: 2013-2028
T32 DA050558 
PI: Wood, Marcelo
(949) 824-2259
Trainees: Graduate students
Project Period: 2020-2025

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PI: Xu, Xiangmin
PI:Holmes, Todd
Trainees: Graduate students and Post-doctorate Trainees
Project Period: 2024-2029
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PI: Yassa, Michael A.
(949) 824-9642
PI: McNaughton, Bruce L.
(949) 824-9642
Trainees: Graduate students
Project Period: 2019-2024

PI: Yokomori, Kyoko
(949) 824-8215
PI: Mozaffar, Tahseen
PI: Villalta, Armando
Trainees: Graduate students and Post-doctorate Trainees
Project Period: 2024-2029
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PI: Lander, Arthur D. 
(949) 824-1721 
PI: Nie, Qing 
(949) 824-5530 
Project Period: 2020-2025
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NIH/ R25
NIH R25 Systems Biology: A Foundation for Interdisciplinary Careers
R25GM126365-03 **
PI: Encisco, German A. 
(949) 824-3727
Trainees: Short Term Training
Project Period: 2017-2022
NIH R25 MBRS IMSD Program at the University of California, Irvine
PI:  Mota-Bravo, Luis 
(949) 824-5680
Trainees: Graduate students
Project Period: 1996-2022
NIH R25 A short Course in Cancer Systems Biology
R25CA214654-03 **
PI: Waterman, Marian L.  (MMG) 
(949) 824-2885, 3096
PIs: Lowengrub, John S. (Mathematics) 
(949) 824-8456
Trainees: Short Term Training
Project Period: 2017-2022
NIH R25 Orange County Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program
PI: Mota-Bravo, Luis
(949) 824-5680
Trainees: Short Term Training for Community College Students
Project Period: 2017-2022
NIH R25 Broadening Research Achievement in Neurosciences (Brain) for a Diverse Workforce.
PI: Mota-Bravo, Luis
(949) 824-5680
PI: De La Cruz, Marlene
(949) 824-2589
PI: Wood, Marcelo,A.
(949) 824-2259
Trainees: Undergraduate Students
Project Period: 2019-2024
NIH R25 Irvine Summer Institute in Biostatistics and Undergraduate Data Science
PI: Minin, Vladimir (Statistics)
(949) 824-2390
PI: Dogucu, Mine (Statistics)
(949) 824-5679
PI: Gillen, Daniel (Statistics)
(949) 824-9862
PI: Shahbaba, Babak (Statistics)
949) 824-0623
Trainees: Undergraduate Students
Project Period: 2022-2027
Link for  abstract

Other NIH Training Grants

Institute for Clinical and Translational Science NRSA Training
PI:  Caiozzo, Vincent J.
Project Period: 2015 – 2024
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PI:  Caiozzo, Vincent J.
Project Period: 2015 – 2024
PI: Luis Mota-Bravo
Project Period: 2000 – 2025
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K08 MH102336: Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award
PI: Stephen Schueller
Project Period: 2020 – 2025
Summer Mentoring and Research Training (SMART)

PI: Gupta, Kalpna
PI: Kalantar, Kamyar
Project Period: 2021-2026
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U.S. Department of Education (DOED)

H325D190031: Integrated Research Training: Languare and Literacy Disabilities
PI: Pena, Liz
H325D220045: Scientific Knowledge in Language & Literacy Diversity(SKLLD)
PI: Pena, Liz
Project Period: September 15, 2022-Sept 14, 2027

This project will directly contribute to a significant increase in the number of doctoral-level personnel with knowledge of pedagogical approaches, assessments, and of technologies that are culturally and linguistically responsive, and who will be able to effectively train Master’s level clinical specialists including speech language pathology, reading disabilities, and special education where there are critical shortages.


GAANN (Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need)

P200A180013GAANN: Fellowships in Aerospace Engineering

PI: Jabbari, Faryar
Tel: (949)824-6433

(NCE-Year 4)

P200A210001 GAANN: Graduate Fellowship in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

PI: Sorte, Cascade
Tel:  (949)824-6971

P200A210003 GAANN: Graduate Fellowships in Psychological Science
P200A210012 GAANN: Graduate Fellowships in Cybersecurity

PI: Malek, Sam
Tel:  (949) 824-0639

P200A210021GAANN: Graduate Fellowships in Aerospace Engineering

PI: Jabbari, Faryar
Tel: (949)824-6433

P200A210024 GAANN: Fellowship in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

PI: Morrissette, Naomi
Tel: (949)824-9243

P200A210077 GAANN: Graduate Fellowship in Civil & Environmental Engineering

PI: Detwiler, Russell
Tel: (949)824-71532

Current NSF Training Grants

NSF Research Traineeship (NRT)
Program- A training incubator for addressing urban environmental change from Ridge to Reef (R2R) 
PI: Steven Allison
(949) 824-2772
California’s Stem Cell Agency (CIRM) 
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) Scholar Comprehensive training Program
PI:  Donovan, Peter and Anderson, Bogi
MELLON Foundation

5+2 and Humanities Core: Reforming Graduate Education through Improved Humanities Teaching:  An Integrative Approach 
PI: Tyrus Miller

U.S.–China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) for Water-Energy Solutions and Technologies

Graduate Professional Success in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (GPS-STEM) program started in October 2019 and is sponsored by the Schools of Biological Sciences, Medicine, Engineering, Physical Sciences and the Provost’s Office. The program serves both PhD students and Postdoctoral fellows from all S.T.E.M disciplines. 

GPS-STEM program is designed to better prepare our scientists for a variety of careers within the S.T.E.M research workforce, and empower them to become not only skilled researchers, but also polished professionals. GPS-STEM works to create, identify and support innovative approaches to broaden graduate and postdoctoral training STEM.

The program is designed to achieve following goals – 

  • Increase awareness and interest in diverse careers outside of academic research (EXPLORE).
  • Improve communication and other skills needed to pursue academic and non-academic career paths (TRAIN).
  • Provide hands-on experience through on campus and external internships (EXPERIENCE).
  • Build networks that allow our members to prepare for and transition to diverse careers (TRANSITION).

GPS-STEM was formerly called GPS-BIOMED, which was funded by a NIH-BEST award to increase career and professional development of trainees in the biomedical sciences. In Oct 2019, after the NIH-BEST funding expired, the program transitioned and expanded to all S.T.E.M disciplines.  

PI: David Fruman 
(949) 824-1947, 2274 

Director: Harinder Singh
(949) 824-8372.


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