The funded NIH T34 U-TEAM: Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Training in Comparative Biomedical Research, established by the Comparative Medicine Institute and the University Honors and Scholars Program at NC State University, offers research support to qualifying underrepresented (UR) undergraduate students (as defined by the National Science Foundation) who want to major in biomedical research disciplines with training in team science. The program emphasizes interdisciplinary research training and provides extensive hands-on experience in challenging research projects, along with extensive professional development designed to prepare trainees for a successful transition to Ph.D. in biomedical sciences or MD/Ph.D. programs.

Junior and Senior UR students SELECTED to be U-TEAM Research Scholars in Comparative Biomedical Research will receive: a stipend (~$13,104 per year), full NC State in-state tuition and fees (some fees do not qualify), and funds to support summer research (~$3,000). Students are also eligible to receive a travel stipend to attend and present at a national conference (~$1,000).

(PLEASE NOTE: These amounts are projections based on current available funding. Future stipends/funding are dependent upon NIH T34 funding decisions.)


Qualifying UR U-TEAM candidates also need to meet requirements for entry into the NC State University Honors and Scholars Program. In addition, newly admitted U-TEAM scholars will be required to enroll in the Teamwork in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research (TEAM) minor, a 16 credit hour minor.


The Teamwork in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research (TEAM) minor is a 16 credit hour minor that is designed for students who seek to gain a greater knowledge and understanding of interdisciplinary team science. The coursework is grounded in research, leadership, communication, and application. Students have the opportunity to participate in leadership and communication courses, team research, and application of these skills through extension and engagement. The student in the minor may be preparing for graduate work in the sciences or preparing for a professional career that involves scientific research teams. 


HON 367 Introduction to Interdisciplinary Biomedical Teamwork (1 credit hour) 

HON 298 Honors Research/Independent Study (3 credit hours or Research Equivalency)

HON 498 Honors Research/Creative Project I (3 credit hours or Research Equivalency) 

HON 499 Honors Research/Creative Project II (3 credit hours or Research Equivalency)

CBS 461/CBS 661 Fundamentals of Collaboration and Team Sciences (2 credit hours)

SLC 463/CBS 663 Leadership in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences (2 credit hours)

HON 497 Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Capstone (2 credit hours) 



To sign for an information session about the program and the application process use the link below:

U-TEAM 4th Cohort Application Information Session Fall 2021

Or apply directly using this link,  Fall 2021 4th Cohort Application

You may also contact Carolyn Veale, Program Manager, at or Sarah O’Connor, CMI Executive Assistant at with any questions.