Graduate students working in a lab


Graduate Students

To be eligible to apply, students must:

  1. Have completed or be in the process of completing the third quarter of the first year and not yet entered the second year of a doctoral graduate program; and,
  2. have joined the laboratory of one or more of our faculty trainers.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply regardless of citizenship status.

See Program Information for additional details and Eligibility for full requirements. Students may be funded for up to two years. 

Please note that a goal of this program is to increase diversity in the chemical biology community, and we highly encourage those from underrepresented communities to apply.

Please submit your completed initial application for the 2022-2023 academic year to the CBP Program Coordinator at The entire application including a collection of signatures from the applicant, their PI and from the PI of the cross training lab agreeing supporting the proposed research should be compiled into a single PDF. 

2022-2023 CBP T32 Fellowship Application 

  • (The application should be completed and compiled as a PDF and submitted via email to; there is no electronic form and separate supplemental submissions this year)

Please note: There is a new requirement for PIs to provide a statement of mentorship and can be included as a part of the support letter or separate. The PI should speak to their mentorship activities and approach in general and any mentorship training that took place during the previous academic year.  Supporting letters/statements of mentorship from a PI can be sent directly to Alex Lopez via email ( 

Completed applications are due Friday, July 15 at 12 PM PST.

Questions? Please reach out to Alex Lopez, CBP Program Coordinator (



New faculty who wish to participate in the CBP may submit their CV along with an application to our Staff Coordinator. The Executive Committee will vote for trainer admission weighing the applicant's research program, contribution to the CBP and number of current trainers. The criteria for membership are: (1) the faculty candidate must be a member in good standing of one of the five source graduate groups (see Program Information); (2) this individual must have an active and productive research program at the chemistry/biology interface; and (3) sufficient extramural support must be available to guarantee a productive research environment.

NOTE: Membership to the CBP is not a prerequisite for serving as a cross-training lab PI to a student trainee.