Section of Nutrition

NIH T32 Research Fellowship

We offer both clinical and research fellowship opportunities for physicians​

Nutrition – NIH T32 Research Fellowship T32DK007658-31

Individuals who have completed residency training, PhD or other terminal degree may apply for a research fellowship in nutrition. The objective of this program is to provide research training in the nutritional sciences to physician scientists, basic researchers, and behavioral scientists who are committed to prevention of disease and health promotion through careers in human nutrition. Nutrition Training Faculty in the Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine and the Colorado School of Public Health and School of Nursing on the Anschutz Medical Campus provide the foundation of nutrition research. Areas of interest include obesity and energy balance; behavioral research related to eating & obesity; health promotion & nutrition education; implementation science; molecular, genetic, and environmental basis of insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes; micronutrient homeostasis and effects of nutrient deficiency states; global nutrition; maternal and fetal nutrient utilization; fetal origins of adult disease, human aging; and the epidemiology of nutrition-related conditions. Faculty expertise ranges from clinical trials, neuroimaging, tissue, cellular and molecular methodologies to intervention development based on behavioral, physical, and social environmental factors across the life course. Fellowship support is available for 2 to 3 years of research training through an NIDDK-funded Nutrition Training Grant (T32 DK07658-30; PI: Nancy F. Krebs, MD). More information about Fellowship objectives and responsibilities can be on our T32 Objectives page. Individuals from under-represented minority groups and persons with disabolities are especially encouraged to apply.

T32-Diversity: NRSA Diversity Supplement Award

The NIDDK currently provides the opportunity for well-qualified individuals from underrepresented minority groups to receive research training under an existing NIDDK-funded T32 award, only when all the positions awarded for the T32 have been filled.  See:

Underrepresented Ethnicity or Race
Underrepresented students and follows are defined as individuals belonging to a ethnic or racial group that has been determined to be underrepresented in biomedical or behavioral research. In making awards under this program, the NIDDK will give priority to African-American, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaska Native, and Pacific Islander or other ethnic or racial group members who have been found to be underrepresented in biomedical or behavioral research nationally.

Persons with Disabilities
Since 1997, the same procedure for nominating a trainee belonging to an underrepresented group may be used to request a slot for a person with a disability. The definition of “disability” is that used in the Americans with Disabilities Act, which states that a person with a disability is one who “has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a record of such an impairment, or who is regarded as having such an impairment.”

Trainee Citizenship

- Only U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, and permanent U.S. residents may be appointed to a T32.- Trainees who do not have this status must have a valid Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-551) "Green Card"- Anyone on a temporary or student visa is not eligible.

For information about the NIH T32 Nutrition Research Fellowship please contact:

Sarah Borengasser, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Director, Nutrition Training Grant
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Mail Stop F 561
12631 East 17th Avenue, Room 2615
Aurora, CO 80045
Ph: 303-724-9550

The application deadline is yearly on January 15th.  Decisions announced by March 1st.

Application Instructions

Fellowship Brochure   (PDF)

Current Nutrition Fellows

Past Nutrition T32 Fellows