Biomedical research at the UNM Health Sciences Center draws upon the collaborative interdisciplinary efforts of faculty in the School of Medicine and College of Pharmacy to promote significant advances in the basic sciences and to support translational research programs that are focused on improving healthcare. The UNM-HSC has made tremendous strides in expanding multidisciplinary research programs resulting in rapid growth of sponsored projects (from $27 million in 1990 to $107 million in fiscal year 2002.
Some of our programs include:
NIH-supported state-of-the-art Cancer Research and Treatment Center
Mental Illness and Neurosciences Discovery (MIND) Institute
Environmental Health Signature Program
Center of Biomedical Research Excellence: Integrative Program in CNS Pathophysiology
Canter for Infectious Disease & Immunity (for more info)
A postdoctoral fellow is a person engaged in a period of special study and/or research at the postdoctoral level. The postdoctoral fellow is a trainee, which is a unique category of employment at UNM, distinct from staff, faculty and students enrolled in a degree-granting program. Being a trainee, each postdoctoral fellow must have an identified faculty mentor (advisor). It is the responsibility of the institution, college, department and faculty mentor to supervise, encourage and foster the education of the postdoctoral fellow in a manner consistent with postdoctoral fellow's career goals. Postdoctoral fellows will be appointed through the Faculty Contracts Office.
Effective with all Kirschstein-NRSA awards made on or after October 1, 2011, the following annual stipend levels apply to all individuals receiving support through institutional research training grants or individual fellowships, including the Minority Access to Research Career (MARC) and Career Opportunities in Research (COR) programs.
|Years of Experience:||Stipend for FY 2012|
|7 or more||$54,180|
These stipend levels are to be used in the preparation of future competing and non-competing NRSA institutional training grant and individual fellowship applications. They will be administratively applied to all applications currently in the review process.
NRSA support is limited to 5 years for predoctoral trainees, and 3 years for postdoctoral fellows. The NIH provides eight levels of postdoctoral stipends to accommodate individuals who complete other forms of health-related training prior to accepting a Kirschstein-NRSA supported position. (The presence of eight discrete levels of experience, however, does not constitute an endorsement of extended periods of postdoctoral research training.)
It should be noted that the maximum amount that NIH will award to support the compensation package for a graduate student research assistant remains at the zero level postdoctoral stipend, as described in NOT-OD-02-017.
Tuition and Fees, Training Related Expenses, and Institutional Allowances for Kirschstein-NRSA Recipients
The NIH will provide funds for tuition, fees, health insurance, and training related expenses, as detailed below.
A. Tuition and Fees
B. Training Related Expenses on Institutional Training Grants
C. Institutional Allowance for Individual Fellows
This allowance for predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows will be paid at the amounts shown below for all competing and non-competing awards made with FY 2012 funds.
See Questions and Answers Related to NRSA Tuition, Fees, and Health Insurance Policy: http://grants.nih.gov/training/nrsa_tuition_q&a.htm.
Specific questions concerning this notice or other policies relating to training grants or fellowships should be directed to the grants management office in the appropriate NIH Institute or Center, AHRQ, or HRSA.
General inquiries concerning NRSA stipend and tuition policies should be directed to:
Rodney Ulane, Ph.D.
NIH Research Training Officer
National Institutes of Health
6705 Rockledge Drive, Room 3516
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7963
Phone: (301) 451-4225
FAX: (301) 480-0146
The following benefits will apply to eligible Postdoctoral Fellows:
The hiring department will maintain leave records and leave balances will appear on payroll earnings statements
If a Postdoctoral Fellow is appointed for less than full-time (1.0 FTE) but more than .50 FTE benefits will be pro-rated.