Los Angeles Basin - California State University - MHRT




Complete the Application form. Be aware that not all laboratories may be available every year. Ensure that we receive the Faculty Recommendations using the url provided here. Select these individuals carefully since they are important in the evaluation process. We suggest one recommendation from the professor of a science course which you have taken and the second from a present or former research mentor. The recommendations are due by FEBRUARY 28 2022.

Contact the Registrar at your school and request that a copy of your transcript be sent to the MHIRT Program to the above address. The transcript must arrive by FEBRUARY 28. You can send an unofficial transcript, we will proceed with the selection process using this unofficial transcript. However, we need the official transcript to continue with the process if you are selected.

Please, read these instructions carefully before applying. It is your responsibility to see that your application is properly completed by the deadline. You should check with this office periodically (ask for Dayna Melton 657-278-2780, by email to dmelton@fullerton.edu) to see if your application is complete. Good luck.


The program is contingent upon availability of funds

Profile of the trainees

The LA Basin CSU MHRT Program is open to students from across the US.

The LA Basin CSU MHRT Program recruits potential program participants from diverse backgrounds, including individuals from racial and ethnic groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, or social sciences research workforce, individuals from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, and persons with disabilities, as described in NOT-OD-18-210.

The individual to be trained must be a citizen or a noncitizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment. All trainees are required to pursue their research training full time, normally defined as 40 hours per week, or as specified by the sponsoring institution in accordance with its own policies.

Undergraduate trainees must be juniors or seniors. Post-baccalaureate trainees must have a BA or a BS from an accredited domestic or foreign academic institution. At least 50% of trainees each year must be at the pre-doctoral and/or post-doctoral level.

Predoctoral trainees must be enrolled in a program leading to a PhD or in an equivalent research doctoral degree program. Health-professional students who wish to interrupt their studies for a year or more to engage in full-time research training before completing their formal training programs, are also eligible. Postdoctoral trainees must have received, as of the beginning date of the appointment, a Ph.D., M.D., D.D.S., or comparable doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution. Comparable doctoral degrees include, but are not limited to, the following: D.M.D., DC, DO, DVM., OD, DPM, ScD, EngD, DrPH, DNSc, DPT, PharmD, ND (Doctor of Naturopathy), DSW, PsyD, as well as a doctoral degree in nursing research. Documentation by an authorized official of the degree-granting institution certifying all degree requirements have been met prior to the beginning date of the training appointment is acceptable. Within the full-time training period, trainees must devote their time to the proposed research training and must confine clinical duties to those that are an integral part of the research training experience.

During the trainee selection process priority will be given to students who are interested in research pertinent to reducing and/or eliminating health disparities. A degree of priority is given to applicants from within the consortium.

CSUF - California State University Fullerton