|Training Grant Overview|
National Institutes of Health Biomolecular Science and Engineering Training Program
The heart of biotechnology is at the Engineering-Life Science interface, where biological problems are amenable to engineering tools, and biology is becoming more quantitative. As Engineers become more and more familiar with biology and start applying analytical solutions to biological problems, students need to be trained in interdisciplinary research so they can gain from direct interactions at the engineering-life science interface. Nowhere is this more evident than at the biomolecular level.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute continues it's National Institutes of Health training program for doctoral students in Biomolecular Science and Engineering. The grant, along with matching funds from Rensselaer, provides funding for six Ph.D. candidates annually. The program is conducted jointly with the Wadsworth Center of the New York State Department of Health and involves more than 20 faculty from both institutions. The fellowships cover full tuition and provide a stipend of up to $23,000 annually for two years. Women and minority students are especially encouraged to apply.
What Is NIGMS?
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) is one of the National Institutes of Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. By supporting basic biomedical research and training nationwide, NIGMS lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
Who Can Apply?
How to Apply
NIH Training Grant Program Contact
Eric Schultz, Training Program Coordinator