Eligibility

A graduate student in a lab

If you are interested in research at the interface of chemistry and biology and meet the following eligibility requirements, we encourage you to submit an application when the annual call is made in early Summer. Any questions may be directed by email to our Staff Coordinator.

  • All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
  • All applicants must have completed or be in the process of completing the third quarter of the first year and not yet entered the second year of his/her doctoral graduate program.
  • All applicants must have joined the laboratory of one or more of our faculty trainers and already be engaged in thesis research at the chemistry/biology interface.
  • CBP fellows are required to take CHE 238: Introduction to Chemical Biology. This should be completed in the Fall quarter of the second year of graduate study (the first year of CBP support), if not before. In addition, fellows must complete one more graduate level course of their choice to enhance chemistry/biology cross training. This cross-training course must be listed in the application.
  • CBP fellows are required to engage in cross-disciplinary research training (e.g. lab rotation) in one or more labs outside of the fellow's specific research discipline and with complementary research expertise for a duration of one quarter or longer. The goal of this research rotation is to enhance chemistry/biology cross training. A description of cross training must be included in the application.
  • A letter of recommendation on departmental letterhead with signature from the PI must accompany each application. A letter from the PI of the cross training lab is highly recommended but not required.

Keep in mind that while all eligible students are encouraged to apply, it is very unlikely that more than one fellowship will be awarded to an individual research group in a given year.

Women, underrepresented minorities and students with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.