The Program in Interdisciplinary Biological and Biomedical Sciences at UNM is a cross-departmental, college and institutional collaboration of students and faculty interested in interdisciplinary biological research

2013-2014 Fellowship Opportunity

Applications due Friday, March 22

The Program in Interdisciplinary Biological and Biomedical Sciences (PiBBs) is a cross-departmental, college and institutional collaboration of students and faculty interested in interdisciplinary biological research. The program presents Ph.D. students with training opportunities that will provide them with the skills and knowledge to conduct cutting-edge interdisciplinary research.

Students  in the participating departments of Anthropology, Biology, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Math & Statistics, and Physics are encouraged to apply, with preference given to students who will be entering the second year of their Ph.D. work in the Fall 2013 semester. Fellows are required to take a core set of classes and participate in other activities designed to produce a highly interactive community of interdisciplinary scholars. PiBBs Fellows are supported initially for one year. The typical stipend is ~$22,000/year, plus tuition and healthcare benefits.

 

How to Apply

 

The deadline is March 22, 2013. Ph.D. students can apply on their own or be nominated by faculty in departments affiliated with PiBBs. A nomination letter by the student’s advisor accompanies the application packet (CV, statement of interest, current research statement, standardized test scores, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts).   Application packets should be submitted in PDF form to holscher@unm.edu and  indicate a student’s citizenship status (both U.S. citizens and non-citizens  are invited to apply.) Fellows are selected by an advisory committee comprised of representatives of the participating departments.  For more information, see our website or contact the Program Director (Dr. Felisa Smith, fasmith@unm.edu) or the Program Manager (Nathan Holscher, 505.277-3021, holscher@unm.edu) in the UNM Department of Biology.