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How to Apply to be a CBTP Trainee

2020 Application Deadline is June 15, 2020

Graduate students interested in receiving support 1 should submit 1 PDF file with the following documents to the CBTP electronically ( Decisions will be made after final grades are in. Training grant support will begin August 1, 2020.  2

  1. -A cover sheet with your name, SB ID number, email address (both SBU and an additional email),  name of advisor, co-advisor 3, graduate program, what year of graduate study you are currently in, and whether you're a US citizen. Additionally, please list all support you have received in the past from other programs or the CBTP along with support years. Lastly, list the number of hours of undergraduate research you have completed. (Use CBTP Application COVER SHEET).
  2. -A second page with the Title of Research Project, abstract of proposed research (1 paragraph) and statement of career goals (1 paragraph).
  3. -Unofficial transcript (Spring grades can be sent later). 
  4. -Curriculum Vitae that includes education, publications in NIH format, teaching experience, professional experience.
  5. -Nominating letters from the advisor and co-advisor.  3,4  (Letters can be submitted separately from application pdf).

1Graduate students are eligible for Chemical Biology Training Grant support if they 1) are members of one of the following graduate programs: Chemistry, BSB, Molecular Pharmacology or Molecular Genetics & Microbiology; 2) are entering their second of third year of PhD studies in Fall 2020; 3) have taken CHE541 (BSB520) and plan to take or have taken CHE542 and CHE 543; and 4) are pursuing graduate studies at the Chemistry-Biology interface PLEASE NOTE:  Funds from NIH can only be used to support US citizens and permanent residents. However, we do have matching funds that can be used for partial support of students from any country.  

2In addition to the fellowship, students' annual tuition and annual membership in the New York Academy of Sciences Chemical Biology Division will be paid. There may be a small amount of funds available to partially support travel to a meeting to present results.

3The co-advisor should be someone who can provide input on the more biological or more chemical side of the thesis project, depending on the primary discipline of the thesis advisor and thesis project.

4Faculty advisors should be aware that they are responsible for covering the difference in stipend between that covered by the training grant (currently $24,324) and the stipend set by the student's graduate program. This differential must be made up from nonfederal sources and advisors are asked to state what source(s) of funds will be used for this purpose in their nominating letters. Once a student has been selected for CBTP support, the advisor will need to provide an account #, in order to avoid delay of the appointment.