Application Criteria

CBBI Fellowship Application:

  1. Student completes a CBBI Fellowship Application Form, including One-Slide Form
  2. Thesis mentor provides Mentor Information to the student, and student incorporates Mentor Information in the application
  3. Deadline: May 1 of each year
  4. Submit electronic copy (pdf) to plus original in hard copy and 3hard copies to Mayland Chang, 354 McCourtney Hall

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Graduate student in a Ph.D. program in 1st or 2nd year of graduate studies (program will not support students beyond their 4th year)
  2. Conducting research in a participating CBBI Faculty laboratory
  3. Doctoral project must include cross-disciplinary components at the interface of chemistry and biology
  4. Willing to take 3 credits in chemistry course(s), 3 credits in biology-related course(s), 3 credits in chemical biology course, and 3 credits in a quantitative course(s) CBBI Courses 2016
  5. Willing to conduct a research internship outside the mentor’s laboratory that complements or strengthens doctoral project in a cross-discipline at the interface of chemistry and biology-related disciplines

Review and Selection Process:

  • Completed applications will be graded by three faculty reviewers and average scores will be calculated; the CBBI Steering Committee will review the applications and select students to be awarded CBBI fellowships based on the following:
  • Applicant’s qualifications (GRE scores, undergraduate GPA, graduate GPA)
  • Applicant’s fit and interest in the program
  • Applicant’s likelihood for successful completion of a Ph.D. degree
  • Applicant’s publication record or publication potential
  • Research project and inclusion of cross-disciplinary components at the interface of chemistry and biology
  • Plans for research internship outside mentor’s lab
  • Training plan