Postbaccalaureate Program to Diversify STEM: Stowers Research Scholar

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research (Kansas City, Missouri) is now accepting applications for Stowers Research Scholars, a mentored 1-year postbaccalaureate research fellowship. Through guided research experience and academic career mentoring, this program aims to increase the number of NIH-defined underrepresented students in fundamental biological research.  This year the program is accepting up to three students for the inaugural class.

This opportunity is open to US citizens or permanent residents from diverse backgrounds with a BA or BS in a STEM field who are interested in pursuing graduate education in basic biological sciences. Compensation is highly competitive and prior laboratory experience is not required. (Bachelor’s degree must be conferred prior to the program start date.)

For more information, visit the program webpage or contact postbac@stowers.org.

Program Dates: June 7, 2021 – June 17, 2022 (flexible)
Application Deadline: February 12, 2021

McGill Goodman Cancer Centre: Graduate Recruitment Event

McGill’s Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC) is hosting its fifth annual graduate recruitment event on March 11 and 12, 2021. The virtual event provides prospective graduate students with an opportunity to meet current students and faculty members and possibly receive a studentship to pursue studies at the GCRC.

Selected invitees will be offered admission in Fall 2021 or Winter 2022, including a full scholarship.

Apply by January 10, 2021. 

Notre Dame ESTEEM Graduate Program Information Session

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University of Notre Dame will host a virtual information session for their Entrepreneurship, Technology, & Innovation Master’s program (known as the ESTEEM Graduate Program) on Monday November 16th at 5:30 pm. The ESTEEM Graduate Program runs for 11 months and uniquely combines science with business. At this program, students will have the opportunity to learn how to start their own businesses, raise money for new businesses, how to launch products, and other relevant topics in entrepreneurship.

You may find the information for the Zoom event below:

Meeting ID: 929 4695 3010

For more information:

  • check out this flyer
  • check out their website
  • contact Iseli Hernandez (ihernandez@nd.edu) or Kyle Williams (kwilliams@nd.edu)

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Bioengineering Graduate Programs

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Department of Bioengineering is currently accepting applications for their bioengineering graduate programs for Fall 2021. These programs welcome students from all academic backgrounds with strong foundations in math and science. Applications are due by December 15, 2020. Apply here.

For more information:

Vanderbilt’s Quantitative and Chemical Biology Graduate Program

Vanderbilt’s Quantitative and Chemical Biology (QCB) Graduate Program is recruiting individuals from quantitative STEM disciplines who are interested in biomedical research. This program offers full financial support that covers tuition, fees, health insurance, a competitive stipend, and a first-day bonus. If you have performed any research, there is no application fee and GRE scores are optional. If interested, apply here by January 1st, 2021.

For more information:

Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship is a one year paid fellowship that gives graduate students the opportunity to explore national policy decisions that affect ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources. This fellowship matches graduate students with hosts in the legislative and executive branches of government in the Washington, D.C. area.

If interested in applying, please contact Ohio Sea Grant prior to the application deadline of February 19, 2021. Learn more and apply here.

Registration for the information session is full, but you may sign up to receive a recording of the zoom event here.

CUNY Biochemistry PhD Information Session

The City University of New York is holding an information session about their Biochemistry PhD program. The university is currently recruiting interested students for the class of Fall 2021.

This event will give students the opportunity to:

  • learn more about the City University of New York’s Biochemistry PhD program
  • learn how to create a competitive application and personal statement
  • ask questions to City University of New York faculty and students
  • learn about research being conducted at the City University of New York

The information session will be held via Zoom on Friday, November 13 from 1:00pm-3:00pm EST. If you are interested, register here for the event by November 10th.

For more information:

  • check out this flyer for the event
  • check out this brochure for their Biochemistry PhD program
  • find more about the Biochemistry PhD program on the website

Indiana University Chemistry PhD Info Session

The Chemistry Department at Indiana University is holding an info session for prospective PhD program applicants. This event will take place on Wednesday November 11th, from 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST.

This info session will give students the chance to:

  • learn more about the application process
  • learn about the Indiana University Chemistry Department’s PhD program
  • learn about graduate life at Indiana University

Register for the event here.

For more information:

  • learn more about the Indiana University Chemistry Graduate Program here
  • contact chemgrad@indiana.edu

Graduate Studies at the Institute for Shock Physics

At Washington State University, graduate students from a variety of disciplines have the opportunity to study the response of materials to extreme conditions at the Institute for Shock Physics (ISP). While studying in relevant departments (physics, chemistry, materials science, mechanical engineering, and geo/planetary science), students may conduct their PhD research at ISP. Conducting research at ISP gives students the opportunity to:

  • participate in innovative, multidisciplinary research alongside internationally renowned scientists
  • grow in independent thinking skills and hands-on experience
  • access the Department of Energy National Laboratories
  • work in state-of-the-art facilities, including the Dynamic Compression Sector located at the Advanced Photon Source

ISP offers students the chance to become well educated and rigorously trained to move on to a successful professional career. ISP students are known to become leaders in the field. Scholarships and financial support are available for outstanding students.

For more information:

Texas A&M University-Commerce Masters Programs

If you are graduating this fall and are uncommitted to a graduate program, consider attending Texas A&M University-Commerce. Graduating chemistry and biochemistry undergraduates interested in chemical or biochemical research are invited to apply. Texas A&M University-Commerce offers a variety of Masters programs to fit students’ needs:

  • Track I with Thesis: Professional Chemistry Track
  • Track I without Thesis: Professional Chemistry Track
  • Track II: Professional Chemical Business Track
  • Track III: Professional Chemical Education Track

M.S. graduates from Texas A&M University-Commerce have worked in industry and chemical education, while others are continuing to pursue Ph.D. or M.D. degrees. Applications for graduate assistantships are currently being accepted for Spring 2021 so apply now.

For more information:

  • Check out this flyer.
  • Find ongoing research projects here.
  • Contact Dr. Laurence Angel at Laurence.Angel@tamuc.edu.
  • See more faculty contacts here.