Competitive Fellowships for Enrolled Students

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In addition to the fellowships available for new students entering the BCB program, fellowship opportunities also exist for currently enrolled BCB students. Notifications of such awards will come from the BCB office as made available.

A past fellowship was done in conjunction with Pioneer Hi-Bred. This is no longer available but representative of potential fellowship awards:

Pioneer Hi-Bred International/Baker Center Graduate Research Fellowships
The Pioneer Fellowships provide a stipend of $20,000 per year for two years, plus tuition, benefits and fees. Pioneer Fellows work as interns at Pioneer Hi-Bred for eight weeks during the summer of their first year of support. Subsequent internships can be arranged by agreement of both parties.

Ph.D. students who have completed at least their first year of graduate training are eligible to apply. Eligibility is not limited to students in the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology graduate program, those receiving IGERT or MGET support, or those with major professors affiliated with the Baker Center. Students in any program or department with a research interest in computational molecular biology and bioinformatics are eligible.

The Pioneer Fellowships are awarded to deserving students with strong records of research accomplishment or evidence of great potential.

The James Cornette Research Fellowship is an active fellowship award. Email communication from the BCB program office on the competition for these fellowships typically is given in the Spring semester:

James Cornette Research Fellowships in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
The Cornette Fellowships vary in the amount of support they offer. In the past, they have provided $10,000 six-month research assistantships plus tuition, benefits, and fees.

Ph.D. students majoring in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology who have completed at least their first year of graduate training are eligible to apply. Each student is eligible for a maximum of two Cornette Research Fellowships during his or her graduate program. Students must have met their program timeline requirements for academic, course, and training requirements and other required activities. (These requirements will vary for students depending on their program and their year of graduate study.)

The Cornette Fellowships are awarded to deserving students with strong records of research accomplishment or evidence of great potential.