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Predoctoral Applications

Fiscal year 2015 application deadline: 5:00 p.m., April 25, 2014
Submission guidelines are included with the application instructions.

It is imperative that applicants read all instructions carefully and follow them exactly.

Please download the following files:


Important information on formatting: On the last page of the main application document, you are instructed to insert a number of documents. Those documents will need to be inserted in the PDF file, as the Word file is locked.

If you use Adobe Acrobat Pro 9 or earlier - with the main application document open, you can go to the top menu bar and click Document -> Insert pages and then insert the other file(s).

If you use Adobe Acrobat Pro X or later - with the main application document open, go to Tools -> Pages -> Insert Pages -> Insert from File and then insert the other file(s).

If you don't have access to Acrobat Pro, you can use the free PDFescape at There, you'll upload your main PDF, then under the "Page" tab, click "Append" and upload the other file(s).

All applications for McLaughlin fellowships are subject to extensive peer review and must adhere to the required format and length.

All applicants must have a UTMB mentor who will assume scientific and ethical responsibility for the conduct of the research project and training of the fellow. The mentor and faculty of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences are responsible for developing a training environment for all McLaughlin pre-doctoral fellows. Likewise, the mentor must provide suitable research laboratory space for the McLaughlin post-doctoral fellow to conduct his/her scientific investigation. Should problems between McLaughlin fellows and faculty mentors arise that might hinder the fellow’s training, the McLaughlin Committee will evaluate the matter and take action to protect the rights of both the fellow and faculty member.

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