TRTC TB Scholars Program (TBSP)

A funded program designed to provide undergraduates with diverse backgrounds training in tuberculosis research.

Program Description

TB Scholars will spend approximately 400 hours in a lab on a TB project. These hours can be distributed over the academic year or done more intensively as a summer experience. Accepted applicants will receive a stipend. TB Scholars will also participate in a regular small group workshop where students meet with faculty and discuss topics in TB, present papers in a journal club experience, and have career path discussions.


The program is open to undergraduate students who demonstrate academic excellence and belong to groups that are recognized as historically underrepresented by race and gender in the health and science professions including: Black/African American, Hispanic/LatinX, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander. Applicants should be strongly motivated to pursue a career in the sciences. 

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Academic excellence

2. Currently an undergraduate student

3. Interest in a career in science and/or medicine

4.  Specific interest in tuberculosis is welcome, but not required.


Application materials are accepted twice per year. The next round of applications is due by 5pm Friday, November 11, 2022. Accepted applicants will be informed by November 24, 2022. This round of students will begin TBSP in early January 2023. 

Submit the following:

  • Completed TBSP application form.
  • Letter of Recommendation (1). Please provide one letter of recommendation from a professor or instructor. Although no previous research experience is required, a letter from a research mentor is welcome if available.
  • CV/Resume
  • Undergrad (or high school if a first-year undergraduate student) transcript
  • Personal statement (total 250-500 words) addressing the following:

A. Describe your career goals and how a research experience in a health profession addressing infectious disease (TB, COVID, HIV/AIDS) research augments your plans.

B. One of the goals of this scholarship is to foster diversity. Briefly describe your background and career path with regards to opportunities and life experiences that are related to individual, institutional, and societal diversity.

Submit application and accompanying materials via email to


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