Funding Opportunities 

IBG has three NIH-funded training grants that support a total of 13 predoctoral students and 4 postdoctoral trainees. These grants are administered through the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

All IBG predoctoral trainees are fully supported during their graduate studies, either through one of these NIH-funded training grants, as a research assistant (RA) with their faculty mentor, or as a teaching assistant (TA) in their home department. This support includes a living stipend, tuition, insurance, and limited book and travel allowance to trainees in our program who continue to meet annual requirements. Students accepted into the IBG training program will normally be supported as a TA in their first year, and will be considered for a training grant position in subsequent years. There are usually more students than training grant positions and so students may be supported by any of the three mechanisms at various stages in their training.

The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity/nondiscrimination institution and minority applicants are especially encouraged to apply. We also welcome applications from students with disabilities and the Institute is partnered with the University of Colorado at Boulder Disability Services to encourage and support such students. Please contact Disability Services if you have questions about support services at the University of Colorado.