DOE/NNSA Undergraduate Recruitment Workshop

Application Deadline: February 15, 2024

The Transuranic Chemistry Center of Research Excellence will host a DOE/NNSA Undergraduate Recruitment Workshop, intended for sophomore and junior undergraduates at any institution who are interested in careers in the national laboratories and potentially graduate research in one of the groups within the Center.

The Workshop will be held at Georgia Tech from April 11-13 (Thurs-Sat), 2024, and will consist of a day of networking and lectures, including talks from PIs and National Laboratory researchers, and a following day of lab tours, graduate school Q&A’s, and a chance to explore Atlanta.

Selected participants will learn about:

  • Chemistry PhD programs at Georgia Tech, University of California, Santa Barbara, University of Iowa, Washington State University, and the University of Akron;
  • the NNSA TRU-CoRE Program; and
  • careers in the US National Laboratories (PNNL, LLNL, LANL, and SRNL).

All travel costs and hotel accommodations will be covered along with meals during the program for those students accepted into the workshop. Details on invited speakers will be posted to the website soon.

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.

Indiana University Graduate Program Info Sessions

The Indiana University Department of Chemistry (Bloomington, Indiana) invites undergraduate students to virtual information sessions about their graduate program.

IU Chemistry is a top-tier research program with world-renowned research groups spanning synthesis to measurement to modeling.

These info sessions are hosted by tenure-track research faculty in the department and are free with no obligation. They will allow you to learn about their graduate program and admission process and to ask any questions you have.

The IU Chemistry graduate training program provides full support (tuition, health insurance, and a comfortable stipend) for five years to all admitted students. Applications are due December 1 (international students) or December 15 (domestic students).

Ohio State Graduate and Professional School Fair

Ohio State Graduate and Professional School Fair
Wednesday, November 1 from 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Performance Hall, Ohio Union

The Ohio State Graduate and Professional School Fair is designed for students who are approaching graduation and are ready to apply to an Ohio State graduate or professional school. It is also appropriate for students who are early in their enrollment and want to learn about coursework and extracurricular opportunities that will help them to prepare for graduate and professional school admission.

Students can meet with admission representatives from over 20 Ohio State graduate and professional school programs, as well as representatives from pre-law, pre-health, the Arts and Sciences Center for Career Success, Financial Aid, and the Writing Center. A list of attending programs is available here.

The Ohio State Graduate and Professional School Fair has been approved as both a First Year Experience Student Success Series option and as a STEP professional development co-curricular (PDC) program. It is free and open to all Ohio State students of any major. No RSVP required. Students are asked to bring their BuckID for entry. Presented by the College of Arts and Sciences Student Council.

The Paper Trail UG Research Symposium

The Paper Trail is an online, open-community journal club. Their mission is to create an informal space for scientists to discuss recent, groundbreaking studies with people of all ages and backgrounds.

The Paper Trail Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held virtually on November 1, 2023. It is an opportunity for undergraduate trainees to share their work, with a particular focus on trainees from groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM.

This symposium is for undergraduates who are planning to apply for graduate school* to share their research with an audience that includes professors looking to hire new graduate students.

*with the intention of starting grad school in Fall 2024

The event will include undergraduate research presentations, as well as timeslots for short lab overview presentations from faculty members interested in recruiting new graduate students. An event schedule is available on the symposium webpage.

Another goal of the symposium is to serve as an alternative to large society meetings that happen this time of year (e.g., BMES and AIChE) but are often difficult to attend because of any number of financial, personal, familial, or professional hurdles. There is potential for vouchers for graduate school application fees. Presenters will also be offered gift cards for lunch.

The deadline for abstract submissions is Thursday, October 12 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

TONIGHT: U of Utah Molecular Pharmaceutics Admissions Webinar

The Department of Molecular Pharmaceutics at the University of Utah is accepting applications for its Fall 2024 Ph.D. Program!

Join them TONIGHT, October 2 at 8:00 PM EST for a Webinar on Graduate Student Admissions. This webinar is for potential applicants, as well as those interested in learning more about U of Utah’s research with biomaterials, nanoparticles, molecular imaging, drug delivery, and more.

The webinar is an opportunity to:

  1. Learn more about the research going on in the department.
  2. Understand how the admissions process works.
  3. Gain insight into student experience in the department.
  4. Ask your questions!

RSVP is required through this link.

Questions? Reach out to Hallie McCarthy at,or consult their admissions page for details on applying.

UNC Drug Delivery PhD Program, Virtual Info Session

Info Session: Monday, September 25, 2023

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s Division of Pharmacoengineering & Molecular Pharmaceutics (DPMP) is engaged in research and education in drug delivery options to optimize the therapeutic efficacy of pharmacologically and immunologically active agents. It is a multidisciplinary endeavor requiring knowledge in pharmaceutics, chemistry, engineering, biochemistry, biologics, pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, and biology.

DPMP is the only graduate program concentrated solely on delivery of pharmaceuticals and vaccines (drug delivery). You might be interested in this program if you are curious about research applying lipid nanoparticles, polymers, cells, and viruses to deliver therapies for cancer, infectious & autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular conditions, and neurodegenerative diseases.

DPMP students are from backgrounds like Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

PhD students are supported at $35,000+/yr stipend plus tuition, fees, and health insurance without a teaching assistant requirement. Students have the option of selecting labs after performing rotations. DPMP facilities are state of the art buildings and core research facilities all surrounded by the Research Triangle comprised of big and small Pharma, major universities, and other research institutions.

There will be a virtual information session on Monday, September 25 at 6:00 PM EST. Register here.

Participants are welcome to submit a question to be answered at the webinar.

After the event, a recording of the webinar will be available on the program’s webpage. Last year’s webinar is already posted.

Purdue University Interdisciplinary Life Science Ph.D. – Open House

Purdue University Interdisciplinary Life Science Ph.D. Program (PULSe) is hosting its Fall Open House on Thursday, September 28, 2023.

The open house will begin at 8:30 AM and includes a program overview, meet the faculty session, lab tours, and lunch with current students. Participants will gain exposure to some of the current life science research at Purdue, while they are also given an opportunity to talk with faculty and students to familiarize themselves with the PULSe Program.

This event is in-person at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.

Ph.D. students in the Purdue University Interdisciplinary Life Science Program (PULSe) have access to:

PULSe students have the opportunity to choose from over 200 faculty from 30 different departments.

RSVP by 11:59 PM on Tuesday, September 26.

Ohio State’s Community Medicine MD Track

Ohio State’s Community Medicine MD Track (CMT) is an MD program designed for students who have a firm commitment to practicing medicine in rural communities or smaller cities. The track will not only address the clinical issues relevant to caring for patients in rural and smaller communities, but will also provide extra emphasis on leadership development and community engagement.

The CMT does not limit students to a specialty; instead, it trains physicians who will ultimately specialize in a variety of fields such as surgery, emergency medicine, internal medicine, family medicine, neurology, psychiatry, and obstetrics and gynecology.

Students will spend the first two years of medical school on the Columbus campus and then transition to The Ohio State University at Lima for their third and fourth years, gaining clinical experiences at Mercy Health – St. Rita’s.

CMT students will meet the same objectives required of all Ohio State medical students and will receive their medical degree from the Ohio State College of Medicine. The College of Medicine values diversity and believes its student body will be enhanced by including students with small community backgrounds and/or interests to pursue training at the regional campus in Lima.

There are upcoming virtual info sessions on July 19, 2023 at 4 PM EST and August 16, 2023 at 4 PM EST.

For more information or if you have questions, please email Lori Martensen at