Undergraduate Opportunities

This is an exciting time to explore careers in chemistry! The following opportunities are available for our undergraduates.

This page is constantly being updated. 

Chemistry-Biology Interface (CBI) Graduate Program at John Hopkins University

The CBI Program provides students with research and academic training that enables them to carry out interdisciplinary research as independent scientists. Students completing the program recieve a Ph.D. in Chemical Biology.

The CBI Program brings together 28 faculty from the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Public Health and Medicine at Johns Hopkins University and provides a diverse selection of research projects for students. In order to assist them in choosing a research advisor, first year graduate students are supported by a NIH Chemical Biology Training Grant. During this time the CBI students participate in three 10-week research rotations that enable them to broaden their research skills and make informed choices of research advisors.

Since its establishment in 2005, the CBI Program has received an enthusiastic response, and we have attracted an excellent group of students. Our program has grown to over 35 Ph.D. students. To date, ~10% of the students in our program are from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in Chemistry and Biology, and we are very interested in increasing the number of students from these backgrounds. Hopkins is a very supportive institution, and Baltimore is a multi-cultural city. The University has a number of mechanisms to assist minority graduate students, including the Mentoring to Increase Diversity in Science (MInDS) organization. Please browse our website, which goes into more detail about the many facets of our program.


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Go Grad Graduate Resources for Women in STEM

This guide provides numerous STEM scholarships for women going into grad school, tips for helping applications stand out, and support resources for women in the field. There is also a great expert Q&A that addresses common questions for women interested in STEM you can look at the guide here.

STEM Funding and Research Oppurtunities on PathwaysToScience.org

Paid Summer Undergraduate Research Placements:
Over 800 programs — NSF REU, NASA and other paid summer research opportunities for undergrads

For Financial Support in Graduate School:
Fellowships and graduate programs in a wide variety of STEM disciplines:

For tips on applying and associated resources:

For opportunities specifically in the Ocean Sciences:

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