Apply for the Monsanto Fellowship by January 15th.
Apply for the Bossuyt Scholarship for travel support by either June 1 or December 1.
Apply for the Eric and Louise Conn Graduate Student Award in Plant Biochemistry by January 15th.
Learn more about available Training Grants.
Learn more about financial support and academic appointments offered through the Office of Graduate Studies.
Learn more about National Institutes of Health (NIH) financial support for underrepresented graduate students.
The University of California, Davis -- home to the largest number of biologists on a single campus in North America -- is proud to offer support to outstanding underrepresented students entering doctoral programs in the life sciences through the National Institutes of Health-Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (NIH-IMSD).
During their first year as a Ph.D. student, each NIH-IMSD Fellow, in partnership with their graduate program, will receive $26,784 for living expenses plus all tuition and student fees and support during a summer bridge program. An additional four years of support will be available as provided through a combination of research assistantships, teaching assistantships, or other forms of graduate student support, assuming satisfactory progress is made toward earning the Ph.D. degree.
The IMSD program builds connections between IMSD Fellows and other student and faculty colleagues in the life sciences. During the summer bridge program, which starts in August preceding the first year of graduate school, Fellows spend seven weeks conducting research in the laboratory of a faculty member and meeting weekly as a group. A seminar class is taught during the academic year by a faculty member on the program's steering committee. It includes activities focused on enhancing scientific writing and oral presentation skills, instruction on computer and library search techniques, experimental design, and modern issues in biological/biomedical sciences.
The Davis Campus
Established in 1908 as a state agricultural school, UC Davis has vastly broadened in scope. Today, campus programs encompass the biological and environmental sciences, arts and humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, and engineering. In addition, professional degree and credential programs are available through the School of Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Law, Graduate School of Management, and Division of Education. The campus offers graduate students an especially rich array of resources in the biological sciences.
Who is Eligible to Apply?
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, or permanent residents. Members of groups underrepresented in the life sciences/biomedical research areas are especially encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
When you apply for admission to the Graduate Group of your choice, contact the IMSD Program Director by e-mail, indicating the Graduate Group to which you have applied and your interest in the IMSD program.
Professor Barbara Horwitz
Department of Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior
College of Biological Sciences
For additional information, phone or e-mail:
Professor Barbara A. Horwitz
WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!