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CBC Scholarship Application Open

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry undergraduate program has over $190,000 available in scholarship awards each year for eligible chemistry and biochemistry majors. The CBC scholarship application opened on ScholarshipUniverse on December 1, 2022.

Applications are due Monday, February 6, 2023.

Eligibility requirements are:

  • Pursuing a BA or BS in Chemistry or Biochemistry
  • Have a major program on file with your advisor
  • Hold at least a rank 2 standing in Autumn 2023
  • Enrolled in classes at The Ohio State University
  • Maintain major status throughout academic year 2023-24
  • Complete the FAFSA for academic year 2023-24 (domestic students only)

Application requirements are:

  • Know your course record and current GPA
  • Provide a statement about your unmet financial need
  • Prepare brief statements on:
    • Your future career and academic goals
    • Your extracurricular activities, including undergraduate research
    • Your reason for being selected to receive a scholarship
  • A Faculty or instructor must provide a recommendation about your academic abilities by answering several survey questions on ScholarshipUniverse. Your recommender must have a PhD in Chemistry, or Biochemistry or a related field.

Additional information is available on our scholarship webpage. If you have any questions regarding the scholarships or the application process, please contact Ana Ramirez, Undergraduate Program Manager.

Work for CBC: Prep Lab Assistant

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is currently accepting applications for Lab Assistants in the General Chemistry Prep Lab for Spring 2023! Lab Assistant positions provide students with the opportunity to work in an active laboratory space, network with peers with similar goals, and learn valuable customer service skills applicable to many careers. Students employees may have the opportunity to take on a leadership role.

In order to apply, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed all General Chemistry (1000 level) courses required for your major
  • Cumulative GPA > 3.2
  • Enrolled in classes during Spring 2023
  • No other paid monthly student appointment during Spring 2023 (this includes paid research)

Appointment details are as follows:

  • Salary: $10/hour
  • Hours: 10-18/week
  • Responsibilities: preparation and distribution of reagents, distribution and maintenance of lab equipment, etc.
  • Mandatory paid training will begin on January 9th.

Apply at: go.osu.edu/sp23preplabapp

When submitting your application, you will be asked for your Spring 2023 availability. This does not guarantee position. A more accurate schedule will be collected upon hiring.

Applications should be submitted by 11:59 pm on December 4th, 2022. Please contact Tyler Weaver (weaver.646@osu.edu) with any questions or concerns.

Career Accelerator Fund

The Career Accelerator Fund (CAF) provides financial support for College of Arts and Sciences students participating in unpaid or minimally paid internships, undergraduate research, or experiential learning opportunities.

The application deadline for Spring 2023 opportunities is November 30, 2022. The application requires multiple doucments, so don’t delay if you want to apply. You can learn more on the CAF website.

Rutgers Chemistry & Chemical Biology Graduate Open House

Rutgers University Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology invites you to join a Virtual Open House for their Graduate Program.

The Open House will cover the application process and tips, generous stipends, fellowships, student life, and close industry connections. There will be grad students and faculty panels.

Two sessions are available:

  • Wednesday, November 16 at 10:00 AM EST
  • Wednesday, November 16 at 8:00 PM EST

Email ccb_graduate_chair@chem.rutgers.edu to register. Zoom link will be provided upon registration.

Campus Job: DLC Undergraduate Academic Coach

Application Deadline: November 14, 2022

The Dennis Learning Center is hiring academic coaches to start in spring semester 2023. Undergraduate students in all majors and years are welcome to apply.

Academic Coaches work with other undergraduate students to understand their academic concerns and develop strategies to help them be successful. Academic Coaches also facilitate workshops for groups of students on a variety of topics, such as study strategies, test taking, procrastination, time management, and resilience.

The DLC is looking for a few key qualities:

  1. Genuine empathy for all students
  2. An interest in the topics relevant to academic coaching: motivation, study skills, academic stress and anxiety, procrastination, time management, etc.
  3. The confidence and interest to develop as public speakers (with training)
  4. Professionalism and conscientiousness to work independently

Academic Coaches receive training in all aspects of the position and will be expected to work 10-15 hours per week for $13/hour.

Learn more about the position and apply: go.osu.edu/dlcapplication. The deadline to apply for Spring 2023 is November 14, 2022. Submitting an application early gives you a better chance of being interviewed – apply today!

Summer Research at University of New Mexico

The Cancer Research – Scholarship and Training in Population Sciences (C-STEPS) program at University of New Mexico (UNM) provides a cancer-focused research experience, career mentorship, interactive seminars, and team building that culminate in a Capstone project at the end of 10 weeks.

C-STEPS scholars have the opportunity to work directly with UNM faculty and their teams to explore research and careers in Cancer Control and Population Sciences during the 10-week summer program. C-STEPS provides scholars with hands-on, skills-based research experiences across the cancer continuum, from prevention to survivorship. These activities help scholars meet graduate and medical school goals.

More information about C-STEPS can be found on the program’s webpage. The application for summer 2023 is due February 1, 2023.

If you have questions please email C-STEPS@salud.unm.edu.

Info Session: Cell and Developmental Biology Grad Program

Emory University invites you to a Virtual Admission Info Session for their Biochemistry, Cell and Developmental Biology (BCDB) Graduate Program. BCBD Faculty and students will discuss the application process, the BCBD program and culture, Emory, Atlanta, and why the BCBD program will prepare you for diverse scientific careers.

The session is TOMORROW, November 8, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST via Zoom. Register here.


About BCBD: The BCDB program is a cross-disciplinary training program that encourages and fosters innovative thinking and experimentation. Program faculty members are drawn from 15 departments within Emory University to provide training in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Development, Molecular Biology, Structural Biology, Cancer Biology, and allied areas of research. The program uses formalized training in scientific research, presentation, writing, hypothesis design, and teaching to enable students to integrate diverse biological disciplines. Students graduate as well-rounded biomedical research scientists who are highly competitive in a number of different career paths.

Chemistry-Biology Interface Grad Program at Johns Hopkins

The Chemistry-Biology Interface (CBI) Graduate Program at Johns Hopkins University provides students with research and academic training that enables them to challenge the traditional boundaries separating chemistry from biology. Students completing the CBI program receive a Ph.D. in Chemical Biology. Previous graduates have gained employment in commercial, government and academic institutions.

The CBI Program brings together 32 faculty from the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Public Health, and Medicine at Johns Hopkins and provides a diverse selection of research projects for students. To assist them in choosing a research advisor, first year CBI students participate in three 10-week research rotations that enable them to broaden their research skills and make informed choices of research advisors.

Since its establishment in 2005, the CBI Program has received an enthusiastic response and has grown to over 35 current Ph.D. students. To date, ~15% of CBI students are from groups historically underrepresented in Chemistry and Biology. Hopkins is very interested in increasing the number of students from these backgrounds. Hopkins is a very supportive institution and Baltimore is a multi-cultural city. The University has a number of mechanisms to support minority graduate students.

Check out this brochure and the program website for more information.

DAAD Rise Germany Internships

The OSU Undergraduate Fellowship Office would like to help CBC students with the DAAD-RISE program.

RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) Germany offers an incredible opportunity for sophomores and juniors to participate in a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions.

What is the DAAD-RISE program?

Students are matched with a German host university or institute according to their area of interest (chemistry, biology, etc). DAAD provides students a monthly stipend for three months to help cover living expenses. Host universities, universities of applied sciences (UAS), and institutes provide housing assistance. UAS will also match students with Ph.D. student mentors or researchers. Knowledge of German language is NOT REQUIRED. The working language will be English.

Who is eligible?

Undergraduate students who:

  • are currently enrolled in biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, earth sciences, or engineering (or a closely related field)
  • have completed at least 2 years of a undergraduate degree program by the time of the internship placement
  • can prove that they will maintain undergraduate status after the internship has taken place

Because of these eligibility requirements, usually current sophomores and juniors apply.

How can I learn more?

Begin with the DAAD-RISE website. Register in the RISE Germany Internship Database by December 15. Identify your potential interests and reach out to fellowships@osu.edu for help with your application.

Department of Energy 2022 Internship Opportunities

Applications are being accepted for the Summer 2023 term of an the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program offered by WDTS in the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science.

Through SULI, undergraduate students discover science and technology careers at the DOE national laboratories and gain the experience needed to transition from internship to employment. Interns work directly with national laboratory scientists and engineers, assisting them on research or technology projects that support the DOE mission.

SULI is open to full-time students attending four-year institutions and community colleges, or recent graduates within two years of receiving their bachelor’s degree. The program is stipend-based and offered three times annually in Fall, Spring, and Summer terms.

On December 5, 2022, from 3:00 – 4:00pm EST, there will be a workshop which highlights the research opportunities and internship experience at the DOE national labs. Register here.

SULI application requirements and guidelines are available here. Applications are due January 10, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. EST