- U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
- UC San Diego sophomore, junior, or senior with previous laboratory experience
- UC San Diego student majoring in Biology, Bioengineering, Bioinformatics, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Nano Engineering, or related majors
- Interest in cancer-related research using emerging technologies
- Interest in pursuing a PhD and considering a career as a professor and researcher
Additional criteria (may be considered; included in personal statement)
- Demonstrated success in overcoming significant educational, social, cultural, or economic disadvantage or adversity in a way that displays persistence, determination, hard work, and resourcefulness. This might include the absence of a role model, absence of an immediate family member who received a bachelor's degree, graduation from a low-performing high school with limited offerings, or economic hardship that required the applicant to work during high school or college to support the family or save money for education.
- A commitment to and a strong potential for success in cancer research
- Outstanding potential for leadership in diversification of academic research, such as tutoring or mentoring younger underrepresented students to prepare for college; membership in groups that addressed diversity issues; or individual efforts
To apply for this program, you'll need to submit the following:
- Resume and background information
- Personal statement to explain why you may be interested in a career as a professor at a research university; why you may be interested in pursuing cancer research; describe any experience with research, nanotechnology and/or cancer research; describe how you have promoted diversity and state your commitment to research
- Indicate your planned graduation date
- Unofficial transcripts of all your grades (your transcript copied from TritonLink)
Questions and submission
Contact Tim Johnston for more information or to submit your application.