The program offers training for up to four predoctoral fellows who are accepted in one of several University of Minnesota PhD programs.

The positions offer up to 2 years appointment for predoctoral training with a flexible start date, tuition benefits, an NIH stipend, and support for scientific meeting travel and other training experiences.

Trainees will receive interdisciplinary training through a required core course, an RCR curriculum, and weekly seminars. They will participate actively in research. They will be mentored in communicating study findings in written publication formats and in oral presentations, grantsmanship, research ethics, and career development.

Training goals are accomplished by matching trainees with faculty/mentor dyad, both who will guide trainees in developing the technical expertise and skills they will need to be successful, independent researchers.

There are currently 30  potential faculty in the program.