Alcohol Research Training in Neuroscience

MSC 08 4740
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: (505) 272-4411
Fax: (505) 272-8082

How to Apply

  • Students in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program at the UNM Health Sciences Center and the Psychology Graduate Program (Cognition, Brain and Behavior Area) at UNM Main Campus are eligible to apply.
  • Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program students typically apply at the end of the first year of training. Psychology students typically apply after the completion of their M.Sc. project.
  • Although applications are accepted year-round, students should apply between May-June for best consideration.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the program director and steering committee, who will assess the student’s academic achievement and commitment to graduate work in the neurosciences.
  • Preference will be given to students who display clear commitment to a career in alcohol research as assessed by a one page essay written by the applicant describing his/her rationale for applying to the program and future career plans, and by letters of recommendation from past or current mentors. The student will be interviewed individually by all members of the steering committee to further assess his/her commitment to a future career in alcohol research. Applications will be reviewed by the External Advisory Committee.   For the BSGP students, at least one of the student’s required research rotations must have been completed in the laboratory of the potential mentor, as the committee will carefully consider how good of a match the student and mentor are. Preference will be given to applicants with a GPA of at least 3.2 in all core courses.
  • Please submit pdf files of the following documents to FValenzuela@salud.unm.edu:
    1. Updated curriculum vitae
    2. Statement of interest
    3. Unofficial academic transcripts
    4. Arrange for the mentor to directly submit a letter of support and NIH biosketch (including current and pending grant funding)