Graduate Program in Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University

We have an exceptionally strong (certainly among the top) graduate program at the interface between neuroscience and behavior. The deadline for applications is December 1 each year(test scores can arrive past this date). (Neurobiology and Behavior) (Cornell Graduate School)

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health/GSASPhD Program in Biological Sciences

BPH trains students in individual fields of biological research with a focus on understanding, preventing and treating diseases affecting large populations.

Major Areas of Investigation include:

  • The Metabolic Basis of Health and Disease
  • Immunology and Infectious Diseases
  • Gene-Environment Interactions
  • Inflammation and Stress Responses

All students admitted into this highly competitive training program are provided full tuition, health insurance, and stipend support. Our graduates have pursued successful careers in academia, industry, government, consulting, community health and more, and presently hold distinguished positions in each of these areas. The application deadline is December 1 for the following school year.  More information can be found on our website:

Sanford Research Ph.D. Programs

Sanford currently has a number of graduate students enrolled in either the Ph.D. program in Basic Biomedical Sciences at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine or the Ph.D. program in Biochemistry at South Dakota State University. Students in these programs have the opportunity to do their thesis research in Sanford Research labs. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Ph.D. Program in Plant Ecological Genetics at Texas Tech University

The Olson lab at Texas Tech University is recruiting Ph.D. Graduate students interested in the field of plant ecological genetics to start in the fall of 2016. Our lab studies a variety of questions including local adaptation to latitude in relation to climate change, the evolution of breeding systems, sex chromosome evolution, and the evolution of gender dimorphism in plants.

The Olson lab is part of a dynamic Ecology and Evolutionary Biology group at Texas Tech. Courses and focused training in ecology, bioinformatics, and genomics are available from a highly interactive faculty.

Please contact Matt Olson directly at for more information regarding opportunities and application information. Additional information about the Olson lab can be found here. The flyer can be viewed by clicking here.

Resource for Financial Support in Graduate School

Fellowships and graduate programs in a wide variety of STEM disciplines:

IBP – Pathways to Science

Molecular Biophysics and Integrative Genomic Sciences at Wesleyan University

The Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Department has strong connections with two interdepartmental programs, Molecular Biophysics and Integrative Genomic Sciences, and provides students many opportunities for exciting projects and training for a future career in research.  Graduate studies at a premier liberal arts institution also offer excellent opportunities for students to hone their teaching skills for a future career in academia.

Our Ph.D.students benefit from generous NIH, NSF, and CTDPH support for research, resources rivaling those at larger schools, a low student : faculty ratio, and are ready to develop into leaders in their field upon graduation.

Further details can be found at See the flyers here and here.

Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology (PMCB) Graduate Program at the University of Florida

The Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology (PMCB) Graduate Program at the University of Florida is actively recruiting highly qualified undergraduate and M.Sc. students interested in plant biology. PMCB is a highly competitive, nationally-recognized graduate program that prepares students for professional careers in academia and industry. 

Visit for more information or check out the flyer here.

Van Andel Inst.Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Research at the Van Andel Institute

Van Andel Institute Graduate School (VAIGS) will prepare you for a career in biomedical research. Through our unique Ph.D. program, you will translate knowledge and technology into improvements in human health and well-being.

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Ph.D. Program in Neural Computation at Carnegie Mellon/Univ. of Pittsburgh

The Program in Neural Computation (PNC) is a graduate training program in computational neuroscience for students seeking training in the application of quantitative approaches to the study of the brain. The PNC program will be especially attractive to students coming from majors in math, computer science, statistics, engineering or physics who want to apply approaches from these disciplines to the understanding of brain.

For more information, please visit the Program Website.

Structural Biology and Biochemistry Phd Program at the University of Colorado-Denver

The Structural Biology and Biochemistry Ph.D. Program (STBB) at the University of Colorado-Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus is one of the strongest programs of its kind in the country and one that will provide outstanding training for a career in the varied areas of Structural Biology and Biochemistry.

For more information, please visit the Program Website.

Combined VMD-Phd Program at the University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine provides an outstanding environment for the training of future veterinary scientists through our combined VMD-PhD program. It’s an excellent way for you to continue your education while impacting the future of medicine ­for humans and all species. Whether it’s fighting epilepsy, finding a cure for Alzheimer’s or making progress in brain and spinal cord trauma, the link between human health and animal health is absolutely crucial.

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