The Genetics graduate program at UGA receives NIH support in the form of a T32 Training Grant.

The grant currently funds stipends for six Ph.D. students, and the university funds stipends for two additional Ph.D. students. In addition, each trainee receives $700 for use for travel and supplies.

Applications by students for a slot on the training grant are due in the Spring each year. The deadline for 2020 is March 16. The application requires that the student write a one-page statement of interest and submit this with a CV to Susan White by the deadline. Application instructions are here and an example CV is here. Please contact Susan White with questions concerning the application process.

Applications will be read and evaluated by the Training Grant Committee, currently comprised of:


The current graduate student trainees are:


  • Anna Brinck
  • Audrey Calvird
  • Paige Duffin
  • Alysha Higgs
  • John Mendieta
  • Michael Nunneley
  • Christina Sabin
  • Daniel Shaw

Click here for a list of T32 trainees from previous years


Job Placement of T32 Trainees



Trainees are awarded positions on the training grant for one year periods that may be renewable for a second, and in rare cases, a third year. See where trainee alumni are here.

The faculty trainers on this grant that student trainees work under for their dissertation research include most regular and adjunct members of the Genetics faculty.

The University of Georgia, and its many units, are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution.