Application Instructions

BEBTEH trainees must be US citizens or permanent residents.

Predoctoral Applications

To be eligible to apply for a position on the BEBTEH training grant, you must first be formally admitted to a Ph.D. program in one of the following departments, each of which has their own admissions policies and deadlines: BiostatisticsEnvironmental and Occupational Health Sciences, and Epidemiology.

Letters of interest and CV's should be submitted at least 60 days before the start of the quarter for which you are requesting support. These should be sent to the BEBTEH Program Coordinator.  There are 8 predoctoral positions on the grant; these are distributed across the participating departments and programs within departments. 

We do not currently have any positions available in the current BEBTEH funding year (July 1, 2020– June 30, 2021).

For the upcoming funding year (July 1, 2021– June 30, 2022) we anticipate 1 available position  - most likely in the Spring 2022 quarter*.   If you would like to be considered for one of these slots, submit your application materials at least 60 days before the quarter for which you are requesting support.

*The number of openings is dependent upon continued availability of funding and the number of current trainees who will be renewed for an additional year of funding.  Selection of new trainees depends on a variety of factors including home department, quality of the applicant, student’s research area and focus in the quantitative and environmental health sciences.

Postdoctoral Applications

Applications for postdoctoral positions will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. There are 4 postdoctoral positions on the grant and the number of open slots is dependent upon continued availability of funding and the number of current trainees who will be renewed for an additional year of funding. 

We do not currently have any positions available in the current BEBTEH funding year (July 1, 2020– June 30, 2021).

For the upcoming BEBTEH funding year (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022), we will have two (2) position available.  Applications for this position should be submitted by May 15, 2021. 

Applicants should have a MD or a PhD in a public health or quantitative discipline. Applicants should send 1) a cover letter that describes their research interest and names a BEBTEH faculty with whom they wish to collaborate and 2) a curriculum vitae to the BEBTEH Program Coordinator via email to: bebteh@uw.edu. Be sure to clearly indicate you are applying for a postdoctoral position for the BEBTEH training grant. Prior to acceptance, applicants may be asked to provide the following additional information:

  • A short research proposal;
  • A statements addressing the applicant’s potential for interdisciplinary research in the environmental health sciences (based on their background, research interests, and/or career goals);
  • A statement addressing why this Training Program and research experience is important in the pursuit of the applicant’s career goals;
  • Three references;
  • A letter of support from the prospective postdoctoral research advisor.