Eligiblity and IVB Award

Who is eligible:

First year or second year graduate students who are currently working or planning to work on vascular biology-related projects. You have to be a US citizen or a permanent resident to receive financial support from the training grant.


Up to three years of stipend and 60% of tuition and fees (remaining 40% must be covered by mentor/department), and a travel allowance to attend a national meeting or to visit an outside institution to perform collaborative research each year.

Number of new positions:

  At least 3 trainees will be selected this year. There are a total of 11 trainees are supported by the training grant in any given year.

The IVB program may accept some other students, although financial supports are not available. Examples are:

  1. Students who are supported by individual fellowships such as from AHA, NSF and NIH.
  2. Dedicated students who wish to earn credits toward the UNC Cardiovascular Biology Certificate Program (Director: Dr. Chris Mack). Please send inquiries to Dr. Mack regarding the Certificate Program (christopher_mack@med.unc.edu).


 Send inquiries regarding the IVB program to:

Christopher Mack, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology

Director, Integrative Vascular Biology Training Program

Director, Graduate Certificate Program In Cardiovascular Science

University of North Carolina

Chapel Hill, NC 27599