Application Requirements and Procedures
The Environmental Pathology Training Program provides support for the research activities of both predoctoral fellows (Ph.D. students) and for postdoctoral fellows (Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M.). These positions are supported by a grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. NIH Institutional National Research Service Awards (NRSA) can only be given to US citizens or permanent residents. Payback provisions of the NRSA program apply to the traineeships.
Predoctoral candidates should apply to the Molecular and Cellular Pathology Graduate Program of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine through the University of North Carolina Graduate School’s Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program:
Biological & Biomedical Sciences Program at the University of North Carolina
The Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program (BBSP) is a unified mechanism by which prospective students apply for graduate study in the biological or biomedical sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Students that are interested in any of the biological and biomedical sciences research areas (including pathobiology, mechansims of disease, and pathology) apply to the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program and are admitted to UNC with no formal commitment to any specific Ph.D. program. After completing their first year of study, students leave the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program and matriculate into one of the participating Ph.D. programs (including Molecular and Cellular Pathology), after selecting a dissertation research laboratory and faculty preceptor.
For more information on the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program, please navigate to the BBSP website.
Address correspondence regarding the Molecular and Cellular Pathology Graduate Program to the Graduate Program Director:
Director of Graduate Studies
515 Brinkhous-Bullitt Building, CB# 7525
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
Telephone: (919) 966-2699
FAX: (919) 966-6718
Application for a postdoctoral position in the Environmental Pathology Training Program requires: (1) a formal letter of application; (2) a short statement (one-page) of your past research experience, your plans for research training, and your future career; (3) a transcript of your graduate school grades, and (4) three letters of recommendation from scientists familiar with your research or graduate school training (including your dissertation advisor).
Additional information relevant to postdoctoral fellows at UNC can be found at the UNC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.
Send correspondence and application materials to the Training Program Director or Associate Director whose contact information are shown on the left.