The University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa, USA
Sponsoring Department: College of Nursing
Length of Program: One year (renewable for a second year)
Size of Program: One pre and one postdoctoral fellow per year
Annual Program: Yes
Education Requirements: post BSN or post MSN for predoc, PhD for postdoc
Disciplines Represented: PhD, Nursing
Type of Fellowship: Predoctoral and Postdoctoral
Fellowship Program Directors: Keela Herr, PhD RN AGSF FAAN and Ann Marie McCarthy, PhD RN PNP FAAN
Description: The University of Iowa College of Nursing is soliciting applications for traineeships in research on pain and associated symptoms. Currently, candidates with a PhD and a background in nursing are invited to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship beginning in August (postdoc deadline March 1 of the same year). Students applying to the nursing PhD program at University of Iowa have until November 15 to apply for a predoctoral traineeship beginning in Fall of the following school year.
The goal of this traineeship is to support nurses to develop or extend knowledge and skills in research on pain and its associated symptoms. The Institutional NRSA (T32) training grant will prepare a total of 10 nursing PhD students and postdoctoral scholars over 5 years.
As specified by NIH, both pre- and postdoctoral trainees must be U.S. citizens or non-citizen nationals or have lawfully been admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment. Individuals on temporary or student visas will not be eligible.
Predoctoral trainees: All potential PhD students will be professional nurses who meet the admission requirements for the doctoral program at the College of Nursing. PhD applicants with an interest in research on pain and associated symptoms will be eligible.
Postdoctoral trainees: Candidates with a PhD or an equivalent degree and a background in nursing will be eligible for selection and those who are returning for additional training to enhance their research skills and who are committed to a research career in nursing will be sought.
Year Established: 2010
Fellowship Funded by: National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR).
Linda Liu Hand, PhD
Office for Nursing Research
The University of Iowa
408 College of Nursing Building
Iowa City, IA 52242