Application Criteria

CBBI Fellowship Application:

  1. Student completes a CBBI Fellowship Application Form
  2. The thesis mentor provides Mentor Information to the student, and the student incorporates Mentor Information in the application
  3. Deadline: March 1 at 5 pm EST of each year
  4. Submit an electronic copy (pdf) to

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Graduate student in a Ph.D. program in 1st and 2nd year of graduate studies at the time of application
  2. Graduate students who are underrepresented minorities (URMs, must be US citizens/US permanent residents who are African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, or Pacific Islanders) in participating labs are eligible to apply up to their 4th year of graduate school at the time of application
  3. Conducting research in a participating CBBI Faculty laboratory
  4. Doctoral project must include cross-disciplinary components at the interface of chemistry and biology-related disciplines
  5. Willing to take 3 credits in chemistry or biology-related course(s), 3 credits in a chemical biology course, 1 credit in rigor and reproducibility, and 1 credit in research ethics: CBBI Courses June 2023
  6. 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 
  • 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