SEATRAC offers several educational, training, and grant programs designed to foster career development of junior or senior investigators that are new to TB research.

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Undergraduate students

SEATRAC supports students that display academic excellence, are underrepresented in the biomedical science, or have an interest in TB research through the programs below.

TB Scholars Program

Through funding by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, TBSP supports underrepresented minority (URM) undergraduate students in the greater Seattle area interested in TB research. Receive up to $10,000 per year. $2,000 per quarter for part-time (minimum of 10 hours per week) work during academic year and $4,000 for full-time summer experience.


TB Undergraduate Program

TBUP supports University of Washington undergraduate students interested in TB research. Receive up to $4,000 total. $2,000 per quarter for two quarters for part-time (minimum of 10 hours per week) work during academic year or $4,000 for a full-time summer experience for 10 weeks.


graduate and postdoc Fellows

We offer career development opportunities to recent graduates and postdocs in the biomedical biomedical sciences. Learn more about SEATRAC's Awardee Support Grants and Early Career Scientist Awards.

Awardee Support Grants

AWS offers support for travel expenses to conferences for SEATRAC awardees. Receive up to $1000 in travel and/or conference funds.


Early Career Scientist Awards

ECSA awardees present at our Annual TB Symposium and also receive a stipend for their work. Receive up to $2000 in travel, and/or conference funds, or software funds.


External research opportunities

External research opportunities for graduate and postdoc fellows include:

New investigators

A New Investigator (NI) is an investigator who has not yet competed successfully for a substantial, independent NIH research award, such as an R01 or R01-equivalent. The SEATRAC New Investigator Award supports scientists on their pathway to independence. Receive $50,000 per year for up to two years of funding. Funds can be used for both salary support and research/experimental costs.

established investigators

SEATRAC's New to TB Awards are designed to aid investigators new to the field of TB. Receive $50,000 per year for up to two years of funding.


NIAID New Innovators Awards (DP2 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) NOFO:

The NOFO for the NIAID New Innovators Awards (DP2) was recently published. This is a great opportunity for junior investigators that is different from other NIH training opportunities or pioneer awards because:

  • Postdoctoral students and investigators in non-independent positions (lecturers, instructors, etc.) are eligible
  • No faculty position is required at the time of application
  • Newly independent applicants (e.g. tenure track) are eligible if they are within the first year of their appointment at the time of submission
  • There is no US citizenship requirement

Next submission date is October 13, 2023.

NIH NIAID Notice of Funding Opportunity:

Funding to Characterize Post-Tuberculosis Lung Disease in HIV-Infected Individuals

NIAID’s new notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) Pulmonary Outcomes and Sequelae after Treatment-TB (POST-TB) (R01, Clinical Trial Optional) invites epidemiological and observational research projects on the long-term cardiopulmonary sequelae following treatment for tuberculosis (TB) in persons living with and without HIV infection. A better understanding of post-TB lung disease (PLTD) should yield better targets for interventions to reduce the burden of long-term cardiopulmonary disease sequelae following treatment for TB.

Eligible Individuals (Program Director/Principal Investigator):

Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with their organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and women are always encouraged to apply for NIH support. See, Reminder: Notice of NIH's Encouragement of Applications Supporting Individuals from Underrepresented Ethnic and Racial Groups as well as Individuals with Disabilities, NOT-OD-22-019.


High school students

See relevant opportunities for high school students interested in obtaining research experience. (SEATRAC does not directly support high school student development.)