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Wolves to Rams NIH Paid Traineeship

This traineeship provides training and experience in biomedical and behavioral research for 6 FRCC students per year. The program lasts for two full years, outlined below. Trainees receive CSU transfer advising, research skills training, W2R community support, peer mentoring, monthly stipends, and tuition payments. In total, trainees receive financial support of up to $40,000 over 24 months between FRCC and CSU.

This traineeship requires a commitment from students over two academic years, including two summers. Although students from any FRCC campus can participate, most program activities in fall 2023 and spring 2024 are at FRCC Larimer Campus.

Having paid research experience is critical for students pursuing behavioral and biomedical fields such as psychology, biomedical engineering, health and exercise science, microbiology, medical school, pharmaceuticals, biology, neuroscience, and many other human health fields. See a list of labs W2R trainees worked in during the summer of 2021.

FRCC Fall 2023

FRCC Spring 2024

CSU Summer 2024

CSU Fall 2024

CSU Spring 2025

CSU Summer 2025

Full-Time Classes 12-15 Credits
10 hours of program activities/week (FRCC Larimer)
up to $1,100/month stipend
up to $2,400 tuition payment
Full-Time Classes 12-15 Credits
10 hours of program activities/week (FRCC Larimer)
up to $1,100/month stipend
up to $2,400 tuition payment
40 hours/week 10 weeks for research lab work
up to $1,100/month stipend
$300/week for travel and food costs
Full-Time Classes 12-15 Credits
15 -20 hours of research/week
up to $1,100/month stipend
up to $3071 tuition payment
Full-Time Classes 12-15 Credits
15 -20 hours of research/week
up to $1,100/month stipend
up to $3071 tuition payment
40 hours/week 10 weeks for research lab work
up to $1,100/month stipend
$300/week for travel and food costs

Eligibility Requirements

  • Currently enrolled at FRCC (any campus)
  • Have already earned a high school diploma or GED prior to fall semester 2023
  • Have not previously earned a bachelor’s degree (it’s ok if you have attended a university)
  • Plan to be enrolled at FRCC for fall 2023/spring 2024, and plan to transfer to CSU for fall 2024
  • US citizen, permanent resident, or have refugee/asylum status
  • Eligible for federal financial aid with FAFSA on file at FRCC for 2023-2024 academic year (FRCC FAFSA code is 007933)
  • Pursuing any of the following eligible CSU majors: biomedical sciences (pre-med), psychology, health & exercise science, nutrition & food science, microbiology, public health, any engineering degree, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, statistics, physics, or zoology. 

How to Apply

  1. The application for the W2R NIH Traineeship will re-open in spring semester 2023, and will be available here.
  2. Bookmark the application page and write down your password, so you can log in and out of the application
  3. The application will be due Sunday April 30th 2023, 11:59 pm.
  4. Type your essay responses into a word document so you don’t lose your work – then copy and paste into the application
  5. We expect to notify all applicants in July 2023 about whether they have been selected

This program is funded by the National Institutes of Health.