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

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Select each program below to learn more and discover the exciting work of current and past awardees!


SEATRAC supports students that display academic excellence, are historically underrepresented in the biomedical sciences, 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 undergraduate students in the greater Seattle area interested in TB research who demonstrate academic excellence, are from groups who have been historically underrepresented in medicine and/or have lived experience from disadvantaged backgrounds overcoming significant adversity, whether due to prejudice, discrimination, geographical, social, physical, economic, or other factors. Applicants should be strongly motivated to pursue a career in the sciences. Receive up to $4,000 for full-time summer experience over 10 weeks.


TB Undergraduate Program

TBUP supports University of Washington undergraduate students interested in TB research. Receive up to $4,000 for a full-time summer experience over 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

ASG 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.

New Investigators

New Investigator Award (NIA)

For investigators who have 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 established investigators who are new to the field of TB research. Awardees receive financial support to acquire data to increase their likelihood of completing successfully for future external funding. Receive $50,000 per year for up to two years of funding.

High school students

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