News & Updates

News and Updates


PhD and Career Events On Campus

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PhD Application Events and News


  • Applications for the University of Texas at Dallas Biology Department PhD program in Molecular and Cellular Biology are now open. The priority deadline is December 8th, 2023. Applications will be accepted through January, but early applications will be considered for student fellowship awards. Learn more about the University of Texas at Dallas Biology Department here.


  • The Ph.D. Program in Biochemistry at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York is currently recruiting for fall 2024. The deadline for admissions is January 1, 2024, and GRE scores are optional. On Tuesday, December 5th, from 10 AM to 12 PM, they will be hosting an information session via zoom. Register for this virtual event here.


  • Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSK) is accepting applications for a new PhD program in Cancer Engineering.

    The Pat and Ian Cook Cancer Engineering Graduate Program provides training that merges cancer biology with bioengineering. Established in 2023 to run alongside GSK’s Cancer Biology PhD Program, this new program teaches scientists how to solve biological and clinical problems in cancer science and medicine through technological innovation and engineering. Students will join one of more than 130 laboratories at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) where they will examine cancer science through the lenses of basic, clinical, and translational research. Learn more about this program here.


  • Applications for the Tri-Institutional PhD Program in Computational Biology and Medicine (CBM) are now open. Applications close December 1st.

    CBM is a leading computational biology and medicine PhD graduate program offered jointly by Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell University, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and The Rockefeller University. Learn more about this Tri-Institutional program here.

    CBM provides fee waivers to any students for whom the fee would represent an obstacle to applying to CBM. For fee waivers, contact Margie Mendoza for info:


  • Applications for the Tri-Institutional PhD Program in Chemical Biology (TPCB) are now open. Applications close December 1st.

    Similar to CBM, TPCB is offered jointly by Weill Cornell Medicine, The Rockefeller University, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Learn more about this program here.

    TPCB provides fee waivers to any students for whom the fee would represent an obstacle to applying to CBM. For fee waivers, contact Margie Mendoza for info:


Post-baccalaureate Programs

  • UC Santa Cruz is starting a post baccalaureate program for premed students this fall. This program prepares students for medical school with the objective to help students apply and demonstrate knowledge, explore careers and pathways, build foundations of knowledge and skills needed in culturally sensitive medical care, and helping meet the dire need for primary care physicians.


  • UCSF is hosting two paid Post-Bac programs, PROPEL and PREP, sister programs that provide research opportunities and share resources to support graduate admissions. Both offer mentorship and support while working as a full-time junior specialist and research technician at UCSF. Learn more about or

    FINAL application deadline for PROPEL or PREP is December 1st, 2023.


  • Are you graduating this May? Consider participating in UCSF’s Matchmaking Event this January where attendees can participate in short 10-minute interviews with UCSF faculty looking to hire research technicians to paid positions. Details:

    Information Session for the Match Making Event will take place on Wednesday, Nov 8th, 3:30 - 4:30. Register for the Zoom session here.

    Applications for the Matchmaking Event close December 11, 2023. The Matchmaking Event takes place on  January 26th from 9am-1pm.


  • The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard's Broad Biomedical Post-Baccalaureate Scholars Program (BBPS) offers participants a comprehensive, structured, and immersive experience that includes groundbreaking research and academic and career guidance. BBPS participants will participate in research as paid, full-time Computational Associates or Research Associates, working alongside leading scientists within the Broad Institute. Applicants must submit two applications for this program in parallel: Application to the Early Career Researchers program for a research position at the Broad Institute Application for the BBPS program.


Fellowships, Funding, and Research Opportunities

  • Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is aiming to increase the number of students who graduate with STEM degrees by supporting those who face societal or economic barriers to their careers. If you’re an undergrad in the College of Science and Engineering, you may be eligible for research stipends, money for scholastic travel, or school material reimbursement. 

    Click here for the LSAMP website. For the 2023-2024 membership application, click here.


Summer Research Programs

  • Genentech is starting to post summer internships! Bookmark this page and check back regularly for interesting opportunities to experience working in BioTech in South San Francisco.


  • University of Virginia School of Medicine Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program’s Summer Research Internship Program (SRIP) offers a full professional development program, focused on helping trainees successfully navigate the transition to a PhD or MD/PhD program, and highlighting career opportunities in biomedical sciences. SRIP students will also participate in a summer lecture series featuring internationally recognized biomedical researchers. Participants will receive generous stipend, housing, and travel support.

    More information about this program can be found here. Interested students may register here for upcoming virtual information sessions.

    The 2024 SRIP program will be held Friday, May 24th - Friday, August 2nd. Applications close February 1st, 2024.


  • Medical College of South Carolina’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is a 10-week research and education-based program run by the College of Graduate Studies on the Medical University of South Carolina campus. The purpose of the SURP is to promote access to graduate education and to enhance specific skills that are required for success in a subsequent M.S., Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences. More info here.

    The program is offered May 28th, 2024 to August 2nd, 2024. Applications close January 31st, 2024.


  • The University of Texas at Austin, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department (ECE), is pleased to announce the ECE Next Program offering for summer 2024.  ECE Next is an undergraduate-to-graduate school bridge program & research internship aimed at increasing interest in and awareness of graduate studies for talented undergraduate students. The ECE Next Program offers workshops that provide the support and self-efficacy tools that students need to move forward from undergraduate to graduate school, while getting involved in summer undergraduate research in the process. 

    The program runs from June 1st to July 31st, 2024. Application deadline is February 15th, 2024Visit the website for more details.


  • The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Research Team (SRT) Program for Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) is now accepting applications from faculty at Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) interested in participating in a summer research team experience. Selected Faculty will be invited to submit a Team Application including a Research Project Proposal developed in collaboration with a DHS Center researcher and applications from one or two qualified students. For detailed program information and application resources, click here. Apply here.


  • University of Michigan SIREN and NURO are two programs designed to give intensive, interdisciplinary research experiences in neuroscience. SIREN is for students with limited access to neuroscience research, and NURO is for students from under-represented groups. The programs include weekly development workshops, training in science communication, and neuroscience research. 

    Learn more about SIREN here. Learn more about NURO here.

    Both programs span 10 weeks, from May 26th to August 3rd, 2024. Applications for both programs close January 15th, 2024.


  • Rosetta Commons offers two paid summer research opportunities for undergrads:

    • Rosetta Commons REUA Cyberlinked Program in Computational Biomolecular Structure & Design: Interns in this geographically distributed REU program participate in research using Rosetta Commons software. Students learn the inner details of PyRosetta, machine learning, and the community coding environment. Students research in a molecular modeling and design laboratory, developing new algorithms and discovering new science. The program includes a $6,000 stipend, housing, food allowance, and travel accommodations. 
    • RaMP: Post-Baccalaureate Training Program in Biomolecular Structure Prediction and DesignThe Rosetta Commons Research and Mentoring for Post-baccalaureates (RaMP) program is a one-year fellowship program intended for students from groups underrepresented in STEM, first generation college students, and students at under-resourced institutions to gain research experience to succeed in PhD programs. Trainees in this geographically distributed RaMP program participate in research using the Rosetta Commons software. In addition to the research experience, the RaMP provides a training bootcamp, extensive professional development, a research community, and specialized mentoring. Salary, health benefits, and funding for conference travel are included.


  • The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Diversity Summer Health-Related Research Education Program (DSHREP) is a summer research program dedicated to guiding students toward reaching their goals of finding a career in science and medicine. The program lasts for 10 weeks with travel and living expenses covered, and researchers are paid a monthly stipend.

    Learn more from their newsletter or program brochure. Applications are due February 1st, 2024.


  • The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard’s Broad Summer Research Program (BSRP), offers students the opportunity to conduct intensive research in a collaborative community. BSRP participants spend the summer performing original computational or experimental-based research in labs. In addition, the program features a rich curriculum outside the lab that emphasizes career development, personal development, and teamwork in a small cohort. 

    Learn more about BSRP here or see their FAQ. The deadline to apply is January 10, 2024. 


  • The Future Leaders in Public Service Internship Program lets students of all majors gain professional experience in the federal government. Interns receive a 10-12-week summer internship at a federal agency in a data science role or with the National Science Foundation. They also receive a stipend for full-time positions (minimum 32 hours/week) and professional development sessions, including orientation and networking events throughout the summer. The NSF opportunity is open to candidates interested in at least one of the following career tracks: Liberal Arts, Public Administration, Science, Mathematics and Engineering, Government Contracting and Acquisition, and Public Interest Technology. Learn more or apply hereApplications close November 24th.


  • Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) – a Global Biopharmaceutical company has just posted their fully paid 8–10-week summer internship positions. Apply for this opportunity here. You may apply to more than 1 position. SEO students – IMPORTANT Please email Linda Chen your resume and which positions you applied to at if you apply.


  • Genentech Outstanding Student Award (OSA) program, which includes a paid 12-week summer internship that starts in May or June 2024, on-site at Genentech in South San Francisco, was founded by Genentech to recognize outstanding students passionate about biotechnology. OSA award recipients will receive a paid internship opportunity in PTDU at Genentech in South San Francisco, CA. Recipients will also receive an additional $2,500 stipend.

    Applications are due Friday December 8th at 12:00pm PST. See the links below for eligibility requirements.