Student Fellowships

CMB 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 CMB students who have won this award include:

  • Julia Meng, 2018-2021
  • Meghan O'Connell, 2018-2021
  • Chistopher Craddock, 2016-2019 
  • Ashley Rich, 2015-2018
  • Jenna Christensen, 2013-2016
Other Fellowships

Beyond the large, national fellowships listed above, CMB 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. 

  • Cody Hernandez - HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study, 2018
  • Dj Speed - Ford Foundation Fellowship, 2017 and HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study, 2017
  • Adrian Grzybowski William Rainey Harper Dissertation Fellowship, 2016-17
  • Andrei Anghel – Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds, 2014-2016
  • Angika Basant – American Heart Association, 2014-2015