2023-2024 Post-Doctoral Fellowships
Expand your knowledge and body of research at the University of Utah College of Nursing. We are among the top 20 nursing schools in the US for National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding, and possess a total grant portfolio of $43 million.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Overview
The training focuses on social determinants of health and systems and models of care that align with new innovations and imperatives in science focused on health inequities. Training will leverage the breadth and strength of College of Nursing faculty research programs, such as in family caregiver research, and University of Utah (UU) research centers to support opportunities for developing multi-level health interventions to address health inequities using data science, pragmatic interventions, and community engagement.
We seek to push boundaries by ensuring nurse scientist training integrates community and societal levels of influence. This is accomplished by partnering with interdisciplinary faculty to address NINR’s guiding principles to support research that is innovative; advances equity, diversity, and inclusion; tackles today’s pressing health challenges and stimulates discoveries to prepare for, prevent, or address tomorrow’s challenges; and discovers solutions to optimize health across clinical, community, and policy settings.
I came to the University of Utah College of Nursing for the T32 Post-Doctoral Fellowship because of the expertise of the mentors, their reputation, and the vast research resources that the College of Nursing and the university has—which propelled my academic and research career. I was able to maintain my community partnerships, while establishing national and international relationships that I typically would not able to do if it was not for this distance program.
-Siobhan Aaron, PhD, FNP-BC, MBA, 2019-2021 T32 Post-Doctoral Fellow & Rita and Hillman Award recipient “A Culturally Centered Prolonged Grief Group Therapy Intervention”
Premier Research Support
In addition to the grant-writing program and mentorship support, our postdoctoral fellows are supported by the Emma Eccles Jones Nursing Research Center.
This center is supported by a nine-person support team in three key areas:
• Applied Statistics
• Proposal Submission and Post-Award Support
• General Research Center Support
The center's staff are highly trained professionals who specialize in pre-and post-award support of extramural grant applications. Fellows are assigned to work one-on-one with a doctoral pre-award support staff member in preparing a grant submission (i.e. budget preparation, editing, document preparation). The center offers assistance with funding searches, statistical support, and post-award budgetary and regulatory management.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Application
Postdoctoral Fellowship applications are rolling, but advised to be submitted by February 1, 2023. We will begin reviewing applications starting in January 2023.
My post-doctoral training at the University of Utah College of Nursing is the best investment that I have made in my career. Exposure to a university with deep methodological expertise and content has allowed me to obtain grant funding and launch my own mixed method research study during my second year. I cannot recommend working with the compassionate, supportive expert researcher team there enough.
-Lorinda A. Coombs, PhD, FNP-BC, AOCNP, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Nursing