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How to Apply to be a CBTP Trainee

2022 Application Deadline : June 1st 2022


WHY APPLY to the Chemical Biology Training Program?

  • Join a lively and engaged cohort of like-minded peers and faculty interested in interdisciplinary research in chemistry and biology
  • Participate in tailored career and professional development training through monthly meetings and biannual retreats
  • Receive access to funds for conference travel
  • Enjoy 1-2 years of support ( e., your advisor will have to pay less of your stipend)



Applications due:                            June 1

Notification of acceptance:     June 15

Start date:                                            Fall 2022 term


Before starting the application, PLEASE READ the following:



  1. Will have just completed your first or second year by June 1
  2. Are in the Chemistry, BSB, Molecular Pharmacology, or Microbiology/Immunology graduate program
  3. Have taken CHE541 (BSB520) and plan to take (or have already taken) CHE542 and CHE543
  4. Are doing research at the chemistry-biology interface*

*If your advisor is not already faculty in the CBTP program (check please email with your advisor's name and a brief description of your research before completing the application.

We welcome applications from all students who meet the eligibility criteria regardless of citizenship status.  While our NIH funding can only be used to support US citizens and permanent residents, we have matching funds that can be used for partial support of students from any country.



A pdf with the following information:

  1. Research project title and abstract (1 paragraph) and description of current career goals (1 paragraph)
  2. Table detailing mentor, institution, and total hours for any undergraduate research experience.**
  3. Curriculum vitae including your education, any publications, and teaching and professional experience

** This is helpful information, but UG research is not required.


  • Request letters of reference from your advisor and co-advisor*** to be sent directly to before June 1.

*** The co-advisor should be someone who can provide input on the more biological or more chemical side of your project, depending on the primary discipline of the advisor and project.


Please notify your advisor that if you are accepted to the program, they will be responsible for finding non-federal sources to cover the difference between the stipend allowed by the training grant (currently $25,836) and the stipend set by the student's graduate program. The advisor will be asked for an appropriate account number upon a student’s acceptance.


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Please email