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Halcomb Fellowship In Medicine and Engineering

Applications are now being accepted for the Halcomb Fellowship in Medicine and Engineering.  The fellowship consists of an annual stipend of $30,000 with the option of renewal for a second year based on research progress.

Applicants must be a current student in the College of Engineering and shall have active mentor(s) in one of the following colleges: College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, College of Pharmacy or College of Health Sciences. Applicants should also have a record of intellectual and academic achievement and leadership ability.

A complete application will contain the following components in the specified order.

  • Curriculum vita
  • Research prospectus containing (3-page limit, excluding references, following NIH formatting guidelines):
    • Specific Aims
    • Significance
    • Innovation
    • Approach
    • Path to clinical application
  • Personal statement addressing how the project fits the applicant’s training, as well as personal and career goals in relation to developing future technologies for positively influencing human health and healthcare. (2-page limit)
  • Letters from the two mentors, one from the mentor in the College of Engineering and one from the mentor in the College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, College of Pharmacy or College of Health Sciences. Mentor letters should address the applicant’s academic and research qualities as well as the mentorship team and planned engagement with the student
  • NIH-style biosketches for both mentors

Note: Finalists will be interviewed by a selection committee comprised of two members each from the College of Engineering and College of Medicine, and one external member.

Submit application materials as a single PDF file to gradstudies@engr.uky.edu.

Questions may be addressed to Dr. John Balk (john.balk@uky.edu), Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Engineering or Dr. Alan Daugherty (adaugh@uky.edu), Senior Associate Dean for Research, College of Medicine.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Noon on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.