The MinnCResT Program provides fellowships for highly qualified post-doctorates, PhD students, and DDS/PhD students. Fellowships and training are also available post-DDS PhD trainees, and international dentists pursuing a PhD or postdoctoral training. Fellowships for PhD students are extremely limited. Interested graduate students should contact the Director or Assistant Director prior to applying.
The MinnCResT Program is funded by a grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research that requires all predoctoral and DDS/PhD trainees to be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents. Applicants for these MinnCResT fellowships must be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents at the time of application. A special fellowship is available for non-citizens who are dentists.
Types of Fellowships
The University of Minnesota's DDS/PhD program allows predoctoral students to pursue concurrent clinical and basic science research training in a supportive environment.
The MinnCResT Program is one of the first U.S. programs to be able to offer fellowships for dentists who are not U.S. citizens and wish to pursue basic science research training through a PhD program or postdoctoral appointment.
The application process varies for each type of fellow. All predoctoral and DDS/PhD fellows must be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents. Non-citizen dentists holding valid dental degrees from accredited institutions who wish to pursue a PhD or postdoctoral training may be considered for MinnCResT fellowships. Postdocs who are not dentists must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. When relevant, U.S. citizenship or permanent U.S. resident status must be held at the time of application.
All fellows receive a stipend plus financial support covering:
- cost of tuition
- course fees
- health insurance
- research-related expenses
Support is available for 6 years for DDS/PhD trainees. Postdoctoral trainees receive support for up to 3 years and predoctoral trainees may be supported for 5 years.
Life in the Twin Cities
The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul come together to form a dynamic and diverse metropolitan area.
Minnesota is home to health care organizations and leading high tech and biotech organizations like:
- UnitedHealth Group
- Delta Dental
There is no better place than the Twin Cities to pursue interdisciplinary research.