UVA Chemistry Graduate Programs

University of Virginia Chemistry offers three graduate options. Each program provides different levels and types of support to help students achieve their goals:

  1. The Ph.D. program is designed for students who want and are prepared to obtaining this research-focused degree.
  2. The UVA Bridge to Doctorate Program is intended for students who desire a Ph.D. degree, have the talent and motivation to complete an advanced degree, but whose preparation in their intended field of study might be insufficient to begin a Ph.D. program.
  3. The non-thesis Master’s program is designed for students who want an advanced degree but are not necessarily ready for or interested in the Ph.D. program.

The graduate programs provide unique support and opportunities including:

  1. First year peer mentoring program: each graduate student is paired up with a senior graduate student who helps them navigate the first year of graduate school.
  2. Professional development opportunities, many through UVA’s PhD Plus program, in the form of courses, workshops and internships.
  3. Direct connections with potential employers via seminar series and career fairs hosted in the Department of Chemistry.

UVA Chemistry has a wide range of research interests that span astrochemistry, bioanalytical, biophysical, catalysis and energy, chemical biology, chemical education, imaging and sensing, organic, nanoscience, surface chemistry and spectroscopy, and theoretical chemistry.

The application deadline is December 1st. There is an application fee waiver program.

Additional details are available on the website, brochure, and MS degree flyer.

Rutgers Chemistry & Chemical Biology Graduate Virtual Open House

Rutgers University Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology invites you to join a Virtual Open House for their Graduate Program on November 30, 2023 at 9:00 PM.

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

Register here. Zoom link will be provided upon registration.

Cleveland Clinic MOST Fellowship

The Cleveland Clinic Foundations Clinical Post-baccalaureate program is accepting applications for the 2024-2025 Cohort through April 30, 2024.

In partnership with Stanford University, the Medical Observation and Scribe Training (MOST) Fellowship is a 12 month program designed to provide exceptional clinical experience and professional development to students while strengthening their applications to Medical school, PA school, and other health care programs. Students in the program act as a Medical Scribe in clinic with a Physician Mentor. The most recent MOST Fellowship cohort had an 88% acceptance rate into medical school.

Students complete 24 hours per week of scribing and medical observation with their assigned clinical preceptor in clinic. Other optional experiences included in the MOST fellowship are:

  • Shadowing in other medical specialties
  • Conducting research in any specialty of interest
  • Multiple group volunteering projects throughout the year
  • MCAT tutoring
  • Experiences in state-of-the-art simulation lab workshops
  • In person and virtual clinical workshops
  • Access to Cleveland Clinic Residency Grand Rounds
  • Medical school site visits and interview prep
  • Ability for paid part time opportunities within the Cleveland Clinic
  • Letters of recommendation
  • MOST Fellow Alumni Peer Mentor for Application Support
  • End of the year Stanford University-Cleveland Clinic Research Symposium

To learn more, visit the MOST Fellowships website or email MOSTFellowship@ccf.org.

NBAF High Containment Laboratory Skills Training Program

The Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI) at Kansas State University are accepting applications for fellowship positions for the summer of 2024.

This program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS), is designed to build technical skills and knowledge needed to work in a high containment diagnostic, animal, or insectary laboratory.

This program will provide introductory knowledge and skills through lectures and hands-on experiences in:

  • Conducting viral assays in a high containment laboratory at the Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI)
  • Conducting assays and procedures commonly used in a diagnostic laboratory
  • Common procedures used in a high containment large animal research setting
  • Working with mosquitoes for use in a laboratory setting
  • How to apply for positions with USDA APHIS or other government laboratories, such as, the Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (FADDL), the NBAF in Manhattan, KS, or the National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) in Ames, IA

Candidates must be undergraduates entering junior or senior year of study OR have recently graduated with a B.S. degree.

Learn more on the webpage or flyer.

Apply by November 5, 2023, 11:59pm CT.

ASC Science Sundays: “The Dawning Age of RNA Medicines”

Sunday, November 5, 2023 at 3 p.m.
followed by a public reception and student poster session at 4 p.m.
Fawcett Center Conference Theater
2400 Olentangy River Rd.

Join Ohio State’s Center for RNA Biology for its Inaugural Schoenberg Lecture, co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences’ Science Sundays public lecture seriesThe inaugural lecture is titled, “The dawning age of RNA medicines,” and will be delivered by Melissa Moore, Moderna’s chief scientific officer emerita.

We have now officially entered the era of programmable or language-based medicines. These medicines, based on our ability to read and write in the language of life (the genetic code), have the potential to completely transform how we can prevent and treat previously intractable diseases, as well as more equitably deliver healthcare across the globe. Melissa Moore will take lecture attendees down to the molecular level, unraveling how RNA in our bodies helps maintain health, prevent disease, and how it can be used to instruct the human body to treat ailments that have haunted humanity for millennia.

Learn more and RSVP.