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Fellowship Opportunities

The Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health offers training in musculoskeletal health though a Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Training Program, funded by an NIH-sponsored T32 Training Grant.

The program equips participants with the tools and research training needed to move into successful careers as physicians, scientists and engineers who will find new cures, develop new therapeutic treatments, and generate new devices to reduce and/or eliminate musculoskeletal disease. The program is administered by IU School of Medicine at the Indianapolis campus and includes faculty whose research work spans a broad range of topics in musculoskeletal biology.


This program provides PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and medical students with multidisciplinary research-oriented training in musculoskeletal biology.


Applications for the Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Training Program are accepted on a rolling deadline and can be submitted at any time of year.


Medical Students

Participants in the Predoctoral MD Summer Research Training Program in Musculoskeletal Biology program receive 12 weeks of intensive laboratory training (minimum of eight hours per week day) and a summer stipend of $5,619.

PhD Students

The T32 mechanism provides support for PhD students in this program, including tuition and fees. A stipend is assigned individually to trainees based on the current graduate student stipend amounts.


The T32 mechanism provides support for postdoctoral fellows in the Postdoctoral Training Program in Musculoskeletal Biology, including tuition for required ethics course and for optional bone biology course.