Traineeships Application Process

NIH Traineeships Eligibility

Members of the BTP entering their 2nd year of their Ph.D. studies may apply for the NIH two-year traineeship, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents working in the lab of a BTP faculty member.

UMass-Supported Traineeship Eligibility

All members of the BTP entering the 2nd year of their Ph.D. who work in the lab of a BTP faculty member may apply for UMass-supported traineeships. Domestic and international students are welcome to apply.


The next application deadline to be announced soon. Complete the application below, and submit with the other required files as a single .pdf. Application deadline is June 3, 2020:

  • Student Application for BTP Traineeship. *Please note that this form is editable with Microsoft Word. Please download and save to your computer to enable editing.
  • Transcripts: Undergraduate and Graduate
  • One-page summary of your research, emphasizing relevance to biotechnology and interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Two letters of support are also required and should be emailed directly from the letter writer to
    • Nomination letter from sponsoring BTP faculty/advisor
    • A second letter of recommendation from UMass faculty


Please return the completed application for 2020 Fellowship with supporting materials outlined above in a single pdf file, by June 3, 2020:

Prof. Jeanne Hardy
BTP Director