- In accordance with NSF guidelines, applicants must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents.
- Applicants should have a strong interest in pursuing a graduate degree (MS or PhD) in a STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) discipline and not a professional degree (MD, PharmD, DDS, etc.).
- Applicants who are planning to receive a Bachelor's degree before the end of the program are ineligible.
- Participants are prohibited from taking courses or working while participating in the program.
- Participants must have health insurance coverage while participating in the program.
- Participants must be available to begin the program on the start date.
- University of Michigan (Ann Arbor campus) students are NOT eligible.
Preference will be given to...
- Students majoring in biochemistry, biology, biophysics, chemistry, computer science, engineering (chemical/biomedical), mathematics or a related discipline.
- Students with limited research experience.
- Students from institutions with limited resources for research (4 year colleges, liberal arts institutions, Master’s colleges/Universities, community colleges, etc.).
Applications are encouraged from...
Students from groups that are historically underrepresented in graduate education in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines, including first-generation college students, non-traditional students and US military veterans.