Graduate students working in a lab

Graduate Students

To be eligible to apply, students must:

  1. be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States;
  2. 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,
  3. have joined the laboratory of one or more of our faculty trainers.

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

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


Please email your completed application as a single PDF to our Staff Coordinator. A letter of recommendation from your PI on departmental letterhead with signature should also be sent to that address. A supporting letter from the PI of the cross training lab with signature is recommended.



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.