The Chemistry-Biology Interface (CBI) Predoctoral Research Training Program at UCLA is an NIH-funded program designed to provide research training to predoctoral students in chemical approaches to the solution of biological problems.

The mission of the UCLA CBI program is to provide rigorous research training, professional development and mentoring to a diverse group of predoctoral students in chemical approaches to the solution of biological problems.

Program Awards:

  1. Funding for 3 years, including Tuition & Fees and Stipends
  2. Travel Allowance
  3. Interdisciplinary Faculty Mentors Across Participating Departments (Biological Chemistry, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology and more. See Participating Faculty for more details)
  4. Summer Internship Opportunity
  5. Retreats and Colloquia Participation
  6. Symposium Participation
  7. Outreach Opportunity

Applications for the 2021 cycle are now OPEN! And are due by May 21st, 2021.

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Please submit your completed applications via UCLA BoxHere

For any questions please contact the Program Adminstrator.


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Graduate students in chemistry, life sciences, physical sciences, engineering, or medical school who have chosen a CBI training faculty member as his/her mentor may apply at the end of their first year graduate studies but all years will be considered


Students selected to participate in this program are trained in the language and techniques of biological and chemical sciences and gain experience as members of multidisciplinary teams working on the frontier of research at the chemistry-biology interface.

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