Although many of our Colorado State University Cell and Molecular Biology (CSU / CMB) students are supported through Research and Teaching Assistantships while they work on their doctorate, we strongly encourage trainees to apply for their own funding. There are many benefits to obtaining a fellowship:
- More freedom in choosing a lab and / or project.
- A larger stipend.
- Excellent practice for an academic career where grant-writing is an invaluable skill.
- Better prospects in your career and future grant applications.
Both the Graduate School (GS) and CMB run workshops to help students apply for National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) fellowships each fall. In addition, there are multiple Grant Writing Courses offered at CSU that can help you hone your proposal preparation skills.
A number of opportunities are highlighted below, and more are listed on the Fogarty International Center site. Contact Carol Wilusz if you would like examples of successful applications or to get contact information for a successful applicant.
CMB Outstanding Student Scholarship
These $250 scholarships go to CMB PhD students who show initiative and commitment by submitting an application for an externally funded fellowship such as the NSF – GFRP (National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Program) or NIH – F31 (National Institutes of Health). Application deadlines are December 1, 2019 and May 1, 2020, with up to five scholarships available for each deadline. Awards for the December deadline will be disbursed at the start of Spring semester and May deadline in early Fall.
Please visit the CMB Outstanding Student Scholarship Program form for eligibility requirements and the application.