Category Archives: Graduate Programs

Ohio State postbac opportunity

Opportunity for undergrads/postbacs interested in going to graduate school:

Are you an underrepresented undergraduate student that is looking to earn a PhD in biomedical science and just aren’t quite ready to go to graduate school or need a little bit more experience or time to be truly competitive for a top tier graduate program?  If so, you should know about our Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program at The Ohio State University, DISCOVERY PREP.  This NIH-funded postbac program runs for one year and is designed to prepare recent college graduates for success in graduate school.  Accepted scholars are provided with: a PAID one year research experience in a laboratory with a nationally recognized research mentor in a biomedical science discipline; Graduate Record Exam (GRE) preparation assistance; individual mentoring; assistance with application preparation for PhD graduate programs; career development workshops; andopportunities to travel and network with other scientists throughout the nation.  We are accepting applications until March 1st, 2019 but interested individuals are encouraged to APPLY EARLY.  More information can be found on our web page or the application can be accessed directly through the link below.

http://go.osu.edu/PREP

http://go.osu.edu/prep_application

Paid Summer Research at Emory University for Diverse Scholars

Emory University’s Laney Graduate School under the Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement Office will be hosting the Laney Graduate School’s Summer Opportunity for Academic Research (LGS-SOAR) program.  Application Deadline is January 28, 2019.
 
The university is attempting to identify talented underrepresented minority – particularly Black/African American, American Indian, Latinx/Hispanic, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander – and underserved undergraduate students who may benefit from a highly-competitive, 10-week, research-intensive experience. We are seeking emerging researchers interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in one of over 40 academic programs at Emory including humanities, arts, social sciences, and natural, physical and biomedical sciences. Additional program details, eligibility requirements and online application can be found on the web at LGS-SOAR.
 
The program is unique in that all scholars will be mentored by Emory Faculty and teams of postdocs, research technicians, graduate students, and other undergraduates. SOAR researchers receive a housing award for residence on the Emory campus and a stipend to support their full-time attention to research training and developing professional development skills on:
  • Communicating research to a variety of audiences
  • Problem-solving
  • Interpreting results
  • Participating in novel research
  • Navigating difficult ethical situations
  • Network building 
Please help us spread the word about LGS-SOAR 2019 by forwarding this announcement to interested students, faculty, and staff at your institution.
 
I am happy to answer any questions and look forward to the applicants you will send our way. Thank you in advance for your support in broadening participation in graduate education!
 
Application deadline is January 28.
 
Questions?  Contact Assistant Dean Amanda Marie James at laney.edge@emory.edu.

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Summer Research Program and Postbac

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Broad Summer Research Program (BSRP) – broad.io/bsrp
The Broad Summer Research Program (BSRP) offers students with a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in STEM disciplines the opportunity to conduct intensive research in a collaborative community.
BSRP participants spend the summer performing original computational or experimental-based research in labs across the Broad Institute’s research areas, from cancer to infectious disease to computational biology. In addition, the program features a rich curriculum outside the lab that emphasizes career development, personal development, and teamwork in a small cohort.
Deadline: January 14, 2019
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Broad Cancer Genomic Scholars (BCGS- postbac) – broad.io/bcgs
An innovative, two-year program, BCGS offers participants a comprehensive, structured and immersive experience that includes groundbreaking research and academic and career guidance. BCGS participants will carry out research as paid, full-time Associate Computational Biologists or Research Associates, working alongside leading scientists within the Broad Cancer Program.
Eligibility – seniors or recent graduates who majored in the biological, physical or computer sciences, engineering or mathematics, and are interested in pursuing a graduate degree (M.S., Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D.)
Deadline: January 25, 2019

Bridges to the Doctorate Program

Changing the face of biomedical research.

Application for Fall 2019 admission – deadline January 1

The Bridges to the Doctorate (B2D) Program aims to increase representation of individuals traditionally underrepresented in the biomedical sciences at the doctoral level.

  • B2D scholars will complete their MS degree in a laboratory at Towson University and ultimately enroll in a biomedical doctoral program at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) or elsewhere.
  • In partnership with UMSOM, B2D scholars will participate in professional development and research skills building activities. Activities include research seminars, workshops, a 4-week rotation in a UMSOM lab, doctoral-level coursework, and GRE test prep.
  • The B2D program provides the educational and financial support to ensure a successful transition to a biomedical Ph.D. program.
  • While enrolled at TU, B2D students are provided a tuition waiver, salary, and funding to travel to research conferences.

Forensic Science Graduate Open House

Have a question about obtaining a Master’s degree in Forensic Science at VCU?

Friday, November 9, 2018
9:00-2:30
University Student Commons Forum Room
907 Floyd Avenue , Richmond, VA

Join the Department of Forensic Science for an Informational Session where you can learn about the graduate program curriculum, the admissions process and the University, meet faculty and current graduate students, and tour the department and our partner agency, the Virginia Department of Forensic Science.

Please RSVP to attend to fos@vcu.edu by 11/7

NC State’s Master of Microbial Biotechnology

The MMB is a two-year, Professional Science Master’s program that offers a unique blend of science and business, integrated in real-world bioscience industry exposure.  Our campus, located 15 miles from Research Triangle Park, the heart of the biotech industry, is the ideal location to gain exposure to local biotech and pharma companies through industrial case studies, internships, and guest speakers.

The MMB program that trains students to apply scientific methods to solve business-related problems faced by the bioscience industry. We believe that students gain practical experience through this program that enhances their career options. In fact, 98% of students are satisfied with their post graduate career. Overall, respondents indicated satisfaction with their job meaningfulness, security, salary, autonomy, and opportunities for advancement.

Click here to learn about NCSU’s visitation program. Applications are due 10/22.

RADM Helena O. Mishoe Fellowship for Underrepresented Scientists

Introduction

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has established the the Helena Mishoe Fellowship for Underrepresented Scientists that offers opportunities for underrepresented post baccalaureate individuals to receive training in basic, translational, and clinical research. Individuals must have a specific intention to further pursue an advanced degree after training.

The purpose of the Mishoe Fellowship is to enhance career opportunities in biomedical sciences for post baccalaureate individuals, from health disparity groups, who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/veterinary/pharmacy) school with a career goal of becoming a doctorally-trained scientist or physician-scientist. The NIH is particularly interested in encouraging the recruitment and retention of the following classes of candidates: (A) Individuals from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown by the National Science Foundation to be underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis (see data at http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/showpub.cfm?TopID=2&SubID=27external link, and the report Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineeringexternal link). The following racial and ethnic groups have been shown to be underrepresented in biomedical research: Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. (B)  Individuals with disabilities, who are defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, as described in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amendedexternal link. See NSF data at, http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/wmpd/2013/pdf/tab7-5_updated_2014_10.pdfexternal link.  (C) Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, defined as: (1) Individuals who come from a family with an annual income below established low-income thresholds. These thresholds are based on family size, published by the U.S. Bureau of the Census; adjusted annually for changes in the Consumer Price Index; and adjusted by the Secretary for use in all health professions programs. The Secretary periodically publishes these income levels at http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/index.shtmlexternal link. (2) Individuals who come from an educational environment such as that found in certain rural or inner-city environments that has demonstrably and directly inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to develop and participate in a research career.  Recruitment and retention of individuals from a disadvantaged background are most applicable to high school and perhaps undergraduate candidates, but would be more difficult to justify for individuals beyond that level of achievement. The Program supports individuals that will pursue basic science, clinical, translation, biomedical or behavioral health research careers including clinical and laboratory medicine, epidemiology, and biostatistics as applied to the prevention, etiology, and treatment of heart, blood vessel, lung, and blood diseases and sleep disorders. Increasing diversity in the future research workforce may contribute ultimately to the elimination of health disparities in cardiovascular, lung, and blood diseases and sleep disorders in the U.S.

Eligibility Requirements

Students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Have recently completed or will complete a bachelor’s degree by the summer of selection,
  2. Must have completed academic training in course work relevant to biomedical, behavioral or statistical research,
  3. Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.3 or better on a 4.0 scale, or 4.3 or better on a 5.0 scale, and
  4. Be U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

An official transcript will be required if individual is selected for an interview.

Applicants will not be excluded from consideration or evaluation on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, national origin, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor.

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/node-general/radm-helena-o-mishoe-fellowship-underrepresented-scientists

Within Integrated Life Sciences, you choose. Entering ILS students sample three faculty research programs prior to committing to a major professor and graduate program. With more than 250 faculty and 14 PhD graduate programs affiliated with ILS, a student is certain to find a great research and learning environment. ILS students also engage in innovative curriculum that is purposefully designed to facilitate the transition to graduate education and research.

  • PhD training in emerging and interdisciplinary areas
  • Customized research specializations
  • Competitive financial support
  •  Strong mentoring and outcomes

Research Strengths

    • Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience
    • Biology Education Research
    • Cancer
    • Cell Biology
    • Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience
    • Chemical Biology
    • Climate Change
    • Computational Chemistry in Biology
    • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
    • Bioinformatics
    • Cellular Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Entomology
    • Genetics
    • Infectious Diseases
    • NIH T32 Grants
    • NIH Bridges-to-Doctorate
    • NSF Graduate Scholars Leadership, Engagement and Development
    • Gateway to Graduate Education
    • Professional Development Courses
    • Marine Sciences
    • Microbiology
    • Neuroscience
    • Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences
    • Physiology & Pharmacology
    • Plant Biology
    • Toxicology
    • Developmental Biology
    • Disease Ecology
    • Drug Discovery & Development
    • Epigenetics & Chomatin
    • Evolution & Ecology
    • Fungal Biology
    • Glycoscience
    • Insect Biology
    • Molecular Plant Science
    • Molecular Biophysics & Structural Biology
    • Pathogens & Immunity
    • Regenerative Medicine
    • Systems Biology
    • Tropical & Emerging Global Diseases
    • Vaccines & Biological Countermeasures

Do tomorrow’s research today at UGA!
For more information, visit ils.uga.edu or contact us at ilsinfo@uga.edu or 706-583-0854.

Interdisciplinary Biochemistry Masters Program

North Carolina State University is recruiting students for a new graduate program.  Please see a message from them below:
We have an NSF S-STEM training grant to recruit low-income and under-represented minority students to the program. We call the program IBMP – the Interdisciplinary Biochemistry Masters Program. Students would be accepted into the Biochemistry Masters program and take our first 3 required graduate classes.  They could choose to do their masters thesis research in a lab in 5 departments: Biochemistry, Animal Science, Plant and Microbial Biology, Food and Nutrition Science, and Poultry Science.  Students will also have an opportunity to learn about industry jobs through industry mentors and internships.
Our first cohort of students will start Fall 2018.  We are still looking for applicants, if you know of anyone who might be interested, please give them our information. Our web site is: ibmp.wordpress.ncsu.edu.

Life Sciences Research Scholarships and Fellowships

The VCU Rice Rivers Center (ricerivers.vcu.edu) offers the following funding opportunities for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Student Research Scholarships: Competitive awards of $600 (undergraduate), $1,200 (masters) and $1,500 (doctoral) are available for field projects conducted at the Center and environs. Priority is given to projects that will advance our understanding of riverine ecosystems inclusive of their aquatic and terrestrial components. Collaborative (joint) proposals are welcomed, may request up to $2,000, and should clearly define individual roles and contributions to the overall project. Prior Scholarship recipients may apply for travel awards (up to $500) to present their findings at a national or regional meeting.

Graduate Fellowships: Up to three Summer Stipends ($6,000 each) will be awarded to support graduate student research in wetlands or restoration ecology. Candidates must be a current VCU graduate student in good standing or a recently-graduated undergraduate who has been accepted into a VCU graduate program for Fall, 2018. Projects conducted at the VCU Rice Rivers Center and environs are encouraged; however, proposals for relevant work in other locations will be considered. Proposals that add new value to existing and ongoing research (e.g. thesis, dissertation) are especially encouraged. Recipients should not hold a second VCU job during the
period of the Fellowship (mid-May thru mid-August) and there may be other requirements, which will be outlined in the award letter.  Applicants may also submit to the Student Research Scholarship program (see above) as a separate proposal.

Applications for research awards and graduate fellowships must be submitted as an attachment to cbvivere@vcu.edu by 28 March, 2018. Research proposals will include: a) cover letter, b) letter
of support from a faculty mentor, and c) 3-4 page proposal that includes project title, brief introduction, objectives/hypothesis, methods, expected results, schedule of activities, and a detailed budget. The budget may include funds for equipment, supplies, laboratory analyses and travel costs, and should indicate all funding sources, including those requested from the Center. Applications for graduate fellowships should include: a) cover letter, b) CV or Resume, c) personal statement explaining how the fellowship will advance our knowledge in the areas of wetlands or restoration ecology, and d) letter of support from faculty advisor. Decisions will be made in April and funds will be available in May. Questions may be directed to Dr. Cathy Viverette at cbvivere@vcu.edu or Dr. Greg Garman at ggarman@vcu.edu.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Internship: CBF is collaborating with the Rice Rivers Center to offer a paid internship position ($6,000) in Summer, 2018. The Intern will assist the CBF Virginia Senior Scientist with projects related to the conservation and restoration of the Bay, including: review of current regulatory and voluntary nutrient reduction programs, evaluating approaches for achieving nutrient load reductions, assisting with GIS database creation and maintenance, assisting with oyster restoration efforts, and participating in educational boat trips. The successful candidate must be a current VCU student (graduate or undergraduate) with completed coursework in ecology and/or environmental studies. This internship is a part-time CBF position which will consist of 30 hours per week during the summer (start and end dates are negotiable). Applicants for the Internship should electronically submit a) cover letter, b) CV or resume, and c) letter of support from faculty advisor by 28 March to Dr. Joe Wood at jwood@cbf.org.