Student Fellowships

BMB students successfully compete for multiple outside fellowships to support their research and career goals. We encourage all students to apply. Federal fellowships are only available to US citizens and permanent residents; non-federal fellowships are often also open to international students. 

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

These highly competitive NSF fellowships are open to applicants in the year before they begin graduate training and up to one year after training has begun, so incoming first-year students and second-year students can submit applications for the annual November deadline. Fellowships are for three years, and provide a generous stipend, plus a small allowance for travel and equipment. Recent BMB students who have won this award include:

  • Benjamin Fosque, 2017-2019
  • Alyssa Harker, 2016-2018
  • Tyler Starr, 2014-2016
  • Mathew Tien, 2014-2016
Other Fellowships

Beyond the large, national fellowships listed above, BMB students have successfully competed for a number of other fellowships that are more specialized to their research area or career goals, like those listed below. 

  • Christina Roman - HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study, 2017-2020
  • Dian Liu - China Science Council Fellowship, 2017-2019