The PhD Fellowship is the core program of MBD, aiming to provide outstanding pre-doctoral students with training in the latest concepts and cutting-edge technology in computational biomedicine. PhD fellows will work with faculty across the six interdisciplinary departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Neuroscience, and Physics and Astronomy to gain the knowledge and tools required to close the gaps between basic science research, translational research, and clinical application. Fellows will gain increased exposure to the vast body of research literature and benefit from shared seminars, symposia, and career development resources in the program.
Principal investigators/research advisors are invited and encouraged to nominate outstanding PhD students (enrolled in program years 1-3). Nominations will be considered by the program Working Committee, followed by the Executive Committee.
Nominations should be submitted by the student’s research advisor as a single PDF file that includes the following:
- Candidate’s full name
- Candidate’s PhD program and concentration
- Candidate’s GPA
- One-page outline of the planned research, emphasizing the interdisciplinary nature of the proposed project. In keeping with the collaborative model of MBD, departments are highly encouraged to propose cross-departmental research projects.
- One-paragraph description of existing external funds for materials and supplies available for the proposed project, or a description of plans to secure funding if external funding is not available.
- Commitment of shared financial responsibility, indicating one of the following:
- 1st fellow contribution is $3,000/annually
- 2nd fellow contribution is $6,000/annually
- 3rd fellow contribution is 50% of their annual salary
- Statement of the candidate’s academic potential in light of the goals of MBD.
- Candidate’s CV (provided by the candidate)
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