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.

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.

There are three parts to complete:

2024 CBP T32 Fellowship Application 

CBP fellows are required to take 2 courses: CHE 238: Introduction to Chemical Biology and courses with a biostatistics, RCR and R&R component such as Chemistry 298 - Rigor & Reproducibility in Chemical Biology Research. If a course similar to CHE 298 has been completed or required for your graduate group (i.e. GGG 296 for Integrative Genetics and Genomics) the syllabus will be requested later after recruitment as it is a program requirement and a recruitment requirement. These courses should be completed in the soonest available quarter of the second year of graduate study (the first year of CBP support), if not before. Any additional cross-training course is now optional.
  • (The application should be completed and compiled as a PDF and submitted via the CBP document deposit. PIs can submit letters here as well.)

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

Please be sure to note: There is a 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 ( or PIs can submit letters here as well

The final deadline for all completed applications and letters is

 Monday, July 8 2024 at 11:59 PM.



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.

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